Bela Fleck on World Cafe

World CafeBéla Fleck will be the guest this afternoon (6/4) on World Cafe with David Dye originating from WXPN in Philadelphia, PA.

He will talk about Throw Down Your Heart, his current CD release on Rounder, and the documentary film by the same name, both of which chronicle Fleck’s musical journey of discovery through Western Africa in 2005. The twin projects feature Béla collaborating with folk musicians from several African nations as he researched the many instruments which may have contributed to the development of our modern banjo.

The show airs on many NPR radio affiliates throughout the US, or you can tune in online.

UPDATE 6/5 – The audio from this segment can now be accessed at

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