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Ximena Sarinana On World Cafe | November 15, 2011

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Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana first flexed her creative muscles in a role on the telenovela Luz Clarita, until she discovered her passion for music by composing scores for her father, a film director. Now, with two critically acclaimed albums under her belt, Sariñana is a household name in her home country, as well as a burgeoning international star. Her latest self-titled record marks the singer's first foray into English-language songwriting, a challenge she says has taught her to develop a style that's infused with diverse cultural elements from Mexico, America and Britain.

In transplanting her career from Mexico to the U.S., Sariñana's upbeat sound has become a blend of influences both American and international, ranging from Motown to electro-pop, and corralled by a sultry voice reminiscent of Fiona Apple and Cat Power. At once fiery and artful, the singer performs songs from Ximena Sariñana on today's installment of World Cafe.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Washed Out "Eyes Be Closed" Within and Without
Beirut "Santa Fe" The Riptide
Talking Heads "(Nothing But ) Flowers" Naked

The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King is Dead

((Ximena Sarinana "Tu Y Yo" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Xiemena Sarinana "Different" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Xiemena Sarinana "Tu y Yo" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Xiemena Sarinana "Shinedown" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((El Perro Del Mar "I Can't Talk About It" El Perro Del Mar))

Ray LaMontagne "Beg Steal or Borrow" God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
Calexico "Two Silver Trees" Carried to Dust
Tom Waits "Back in the Crowd" Bad As Me

((The Dears "Disclaimer" Missiles))

Hour 2

DRC Music "Hallo" Kinshasa One Two
Dawes with Mumford & Sons "When My Times Comes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe ribute Concert
Neil Young "Out on the Weekend" Harvest
Me'Shell Ndegeocello "Chance" Weather
The XX "VCR" XX

((Freelance Whales "Starring" Weathervanes))

Foster the People "Helena Beat" Torches
The Jayhawks "She Walks In So Many Ways" Mockingbird Time
Glossary "Trouble Won't Last Always" Long Live All of Us
Buddy * Julie Miller "Gasoline and Matches" Written in ChalkJohnny Cash "Ring of Fire" Essentials

((Rilo Kiley "Silver Lining" Under The Blacklight))

A Band of Bees "Go Where You Wanna Go" Every Step is a Yes
Dum Dum Girls "Bedroom Eyes "Once in Dreams
Spoon "Trouble Comes Running" Transference
Twin Sister "Bad Street" In Heaven

((The Postal Service "Such Great Heights" Give Up))