World Cafe Playlist for 03/25/2021

Genesis Owusu joins host Stephen Kallao

Genesis Owusu’s (oo-WOO-sue) debut, Smiling With No Teeth, is a groove-filled record that begs you to turn it up – He blends rock, hip-hop, soul, and more. But it’s also a meditation on depression and racism. In a conversation with host Stephen Kallao, we’ll hear how Owusu started making music as therapy and to express himself, and he’ll share about one of his most important influences – The cult classic video game, Jet Set Radio Future. All that and a live performance from Genesis Owusu.

*Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” Hounds of Love
Genesis Owusu “Gold Chains” Smiling with No Teeth
Genesis Owusu “Whip Cracker” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Genesis Owusu “Don’t Need You” Smiling with No Teeth
Hideki Naganuma “Humming the Bassline” Jet Set Radio SEGA Original Tracks
Genesis Owusu “Wit Da Team” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Moby “Pale Horses” Wait for Me
Gorillaz “The Valley of the Pagans” Song Machine
Bjork “Venus as a Boy” Debut
Valerie June “Call Me a Fool” The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
St. Paul & The Broken Bon “Call Me” Half the City
Brittany Howard “(Your Love Keeps Lifting” Amazon Original single
Trey Anastasio “Cayman Review” Trey Anatasio

Hour Two
*Jane’s Addiction “Jane Says” Nothing’s Shocking
Grae “Soft” Soft (single)
Bell & Sebastian “Funny Little Frog” The Life Pursuit
Parker Millsap “The Real Thing” Be Here Instead
Bruce Springsteen “Atlantic City” Nebraska
Lord Huron “Not Dead Yet” Not Dead Yet (single)
The Head and the Heart “Missed Connection” Living Mirage
tune-yards “hold yourself” sketchy
New Order “Blue Monday” Substance
Sofia Valdes “Handful of Water” Ventura EP
James Vincent McMorrow “Higher Love” We Don’t Eat EP
Susan Tedeschi “Gonna Move” Wait for Me
Gary Clark Jr. “Bright Lights” Blak and Blu
The Decemberists “The Perfect Crime #2” The Crane Wife

*Optional Song