World Cafe Playlist for 10/22/2020

Songhoy Blues joins host Stephen Kallao

When you learn their backstory, it’s a wonder Songhoy Blues formed at all – After militant groups drove lead singer Aliou Touré from his hometown in Mali, he fled to the country’s capital, where he linked up with bandmates despite a nation-wide ban on music. Over the past 8 years, the group has taken off, playing festivals around the world, and sharing the stage with Gorillaz and Alabama Shakes. Today, Aliou talks with host Stephen Kallao about the political unrest in Mali, and we’ll hear Songhoy Blues perform music from Optimisme, their new album out tomorrow.

*World Party “When The Rainbow Comes” Goodbye Jumbo
Songhoy Blues “Barre” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Songhoy Blues “Worry” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Songhoy Blues “Gabi” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Florence And The Machine “Ship to Wreck” How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Be Afraid” Reunions
The Shins “The Great Divide” The Great Divide (single)
David Bowie “Heroes” Heroes
beabadoobee “Care” Fake It Flowers
The Districts “Cheap Regrets” You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere
Caamp “Officer of Love” Officer of Love (single)
Suzanne Vega “When Heroes Go Down” 99.9 Fahrenheit Degrees

Hour Two
*U2 “Walk On” All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Janelle Monae “Turntables” Music From the Amazon Original Movie “All In: The Fight For Democracy”
Living Colour “Cult of Personality” Vivid
Fleet Foxes “Can I Believe You” Shore
Donovan “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
Molly Tuttle “Fake Empire” …but i’d rather be with you
Blu DeTiger “Figure It Out” Figure It Out (single)
The Postal Service “Such Great Heights” Give Up
Holly Humberstone “Falling Asleep At The Wheel” Falling Asleep At The Wheel
Maggie Rogers “Retrograde” Heard It In A Past Life
Violent Femmes “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” Why Do Birds Sing?
Bjork “Human Behavior” Debut
The Lone Bellow “Good Times” Half Moon Light
The Police “Driven To Tears” Zenyatta Mondatta

*Optional Song