World Cafe Playlist for 11/15/2021

Mustafa joins host Raina Douris

Mustafa describes his music as “Inner City Folk” – When Smoke Rises is his new album, and it tells the stories of the losses he dealt with growing up in Toronto’s Regent Park housing project. Being raised in a conservative Muslim family, he wasn’t exposed to a lot of music until a vocal teacher introduced him to Prince and Joni Mitchell. On the next World Cafe, Mustafa joins host Raina Douris to share how that exposure helped him find his own voice, preserve the stories of his community, and go on to write for artists like The Weeknd and The Jonas Brothers. Plus, Mustafa performs music from the new record live.

*Son Volt “Living In The USA” Electro Melodier
Mustafa “Stay Alive” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mustafa “Ali” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mustafa “Air Forces” When Smoke Rises
Mustafa “Air Forces” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mustafa “Come Back” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Macy Gray “I Try” On How Life Is
Arlo Parks “Green Eyes” Collapsed In Sunbeams
Amos Lee “Worry No More” Dreamland
Strand of Oaks “Galacticana” In Heaven
Lucinda Williams “Changed The Locks” Lucinda Williams
Wet Leg “Chaise Longue” Chaise Longue (single)
Psychedelic Furs “Pretty In Pink” Talk Talk Talk

Hour Two
*Soft Cell “Tainted Love” Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Gorillaz “We Got The Power” Humanz
The War on Drugs “I Don’t Wanna Wait” I Don’t Live Here Anymore
Peter Gabriel “I Don’t Remember” Peter Gabriel (iii)
Brandi Carlile “You and Me on the Rock (feat. Lucius)” In These Silent Days
Ray Lamontagne “Three More Days” Till The Sun Turns Black
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “Magnificent Hurt” The Boy Named If
Aretha Franklin “Chain Of Fools” Lady Soul
Brittany Howard “Stay High” Jaime
Band Of Horses “Crutch” Things Are Great
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Gold Lion” Show Your Bones
Lily Allen “Straight To Hell” War Child Presents Heroes
Foals “Wake Me Up” Wake Me Up (single)
Arctic Monkeys “Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured” Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Broken Bells “Holding On For Life” After the Disco

*Optional Song