Artists and their Musical Roots

Series produced by WXPN

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Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

World Cafe is celebrating Black History month with a guest DJ series called Artists and their Musical Roots. You'll hear from some of today's most influential musicians including Cassandra Wilson, Michael Franti, and newcomer Lizz Wright. They'll talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and that they listen to now, in their off-hours.
NOTE: Segments first aired on The World Cafe from WXPN.


2 Pieces

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Michael Franti spins music by some of his most enduring influences.

Bought by WSLR, KUSP, KSFR, KBUT, KTNA and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2004
  • Length: 08:53
  • Purchases: 9
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Blues man Keb Mo talks about his music and his inspirations.

Bought by KISU, KCUR, KZYX, and WMPG


  • Added: Feb 08, 2004
  • Length: 13:12
  • Purchases: 4