World Cafe Playlist for 11/20/2023

Devendra Banhart joins host Stephen Kallao

Devendra Banhart’s new album was inspired by a famous haiku from Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa. The simple yet powerful poem explores the impermanence of life, a theme Banhart was drawn to during the creation of his latest record, Flying Wig. Produced by Cate Le Bon, the album is a hazy, synth-laden study in hope and healing. Banhart joins us on the next World Cafe to talk about making the album, plus he performs live.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
4 Non Blondes “What’s Up?” Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
Devendra Banhart “Twin” Recorded Love For World Cafe
Devendra Banhart “Fireflies” Flying Wig
Devendra Banhart “Charger” Recorded Love For World Cafe
Devendra Banhart “May” Flying Wig
Devendra Banhart “Sight seer” Recorded Love For World Cafe
Hiss Golden Messenger “Say It Like You Mean It” WC Recording
Tracy Chapman “She’s Got Her Ticket” Tracey Chapman
The Revivalists “Kid” Pour It Out Into The Night
boygenius “Cool About It” The Record
MGMT “Mother Nature” Loss Of Life
Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” Veckatimest
The Last Dinner Party “Sinner” Prelude to Ecstasy
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “Enola Gay”Organisation
INXS “Original Sin” The Swing

Hour Two
John Prine “Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody” Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings
Black Pumas “More Than A Love Song” Chronicles Of A Diamond
Sly & The Family Stone “If You Want Me To Stay” Fresh
U2 “Atomic City” Single
The Strokes “Last Nite” Is This It
Hippo Campus “Souls” WC Recording
World Party “Put The Message In A Box” WC Recording
Cake “Never There” Live At The World Cafe
The Waterboys “The Whole Of The Moon” This Is The Sea
Kate Bush “Hounds Of Love” Hounds Of Love
Emily King “Can’t Hold Me” WC Recording
Arkells “Skin” Laundry Pile
Blondshell “If It Makes You Happy” Amazon Original Single
Sarah Jarosz “Jealous Moon” Polaroid Lovers
David Gray “Sail Away” White Ladder