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Basia Bulat on World Cafe | October 6, 2013

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World Cafe's Sense of Place spotlight on Toronto kicks off with a session from singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, who grew up in Little Poland on the east side of Toronto.

Bulat's new album, Tall Tall Shadow, marks a departure from her previous releases, including the Polaris Prize-nominated Oh, My Darling. With a shift away from folk, the new record features production from Arcade Fire bassist-guitarist Tim Kingsbury and producer Mark Lawson, who won a Grammy for Arcade Fire's album The Suburbs.

During this session, Bulat plays a solo set with four different instruments, including autoharp and the charango. In a conversation with host David Dye, she discusses her favorite parts of Toronto. (via link)


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Broken Social Scene “7/4 (Shoreline) Broken Social Scene
Arcade Fire “Afterlife” Reflektor
((Basia Bulat “It Can’t Be You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Basia Bulat “Tall Tall Shadow” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Basia Bulat “Promise Not to Think About Love” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Basia Bulat “Wires” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Basia Bulat “It Can’t be You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Basia Bulat “Wires Out” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ron Sexsmith “Brandy Alexander” Exit Strategy of the Soul
Feist “Sea Lion Woman” The Reminder
Blue Rodeo “5 Days in May” 5 Days in July
((Broken Social Scene “Our Faces Split the Coast in Half” Broken Social Scene))
Bruce Cockburn “Great Big Love” Nothing but a Burning Light
Whitehorse “Killing is Murder” Whitehorse
Cowboy Junkies “Sweet Jane” Natural Born Killers
K’Naan “Waving Flags” Troubador
Metric “Youth Without You” Synthetica
July Talk “Paper Girl” July Talk
((Arcade Fire “Modern Man” The Suburbs))
((Neil Young “Prairie Wind” Prairie Wind))
Neil Young”Far From Home” Prairie Wind
Neil Young”When God Made Me” Prairie Wind
Neil Young”Old Man” Greatest Hits
Neil Young “Walk On” On the Beach