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The Mavericks On World Cafe

The Mavericks perform at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia at WXPN's 2017 NON-COMMvention.
Emma Silverstone
The Mavericks perform at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia at WXPN's 2017 NON-COMMvention.

World Cafe is all about spreading the love through sharing musical experiences we've had with you. So today, we're taking you to a concert that happened a couple weeks ago in Philly, at a public radio convention we call Non-COMM.

We're looking up at the stage at World Cafe Live to see The Mavericks. Up there you've got a lead singer who looks something like a Cuban cowboy. There are guys in suits playing brass, an organ and accordion, a stand-up bass and an electric bass adorned with a blue sticker of the Virgin Mary. That should give you a sense of how eclectic The Mavericks are. The band's members have been at it for more than 25 years; they're Grammy winners and — more importantly — party starters.

Hear The Mavericks perform two songs live at the audio link above.

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Talia Schlanger hosts World Cafe, which is distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. She got her start in broadcasting at the CBC, Canada's national public broadcaster. She hosted CBC Radio 2 Weekend Mornings on radio and was the on-camera host for two seasons of the television series CBC Music: Backstage, as well as several prime-time music TV specials for CBC, including the Quietest Concert Ever: On Fundy's Ocean Floor. Schlanger also guest hosted various flagship shows on CBC Radio One, including As It Happens, Day 6 and Because News. Schlanger also won a Canadian Screen Award as a producer for CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions, a cross-country rock 'n' roll road trip.