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This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

Whitehorse On Mountain Stage

May 17, 2012

Will Hoge On Mountain Stage

Apr 6, 2012

Catie Curtis On Mountain Stage

Apr 6, 2012

Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis makes her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Curtis' career has spanned two decades, and in that time, she's been called a "folk-rock goddess" by The New Yorker, and is widely regarded as a standard-bearer on the New England folk scene.

Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage

Apr 3, 2012

Catherine Russell makes her third appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Russell is, simply put, one of the best contemporary jazz and blues vocalists working today.

The Spring Standards On Mountain Stage

Mar 31, 2012

The ethereal indie-pop band The Spring Standards makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. All three members of the group — James Cleare, James Smith and Heather Robb — began playing together in the Delaware/Pennsylvania area when they were students in high school. A few years later, they found themselves living within a few blocks of one another in New York City, and decided to pick up where they left off.

Lake Street Dive On Mountain Stage

Mar 28, 2012

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