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Live from the National Museum of African American Music: Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian
Jacqueline Day
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Devon Gilfillian

As part of World Cafe's 30th anniversary, we're headed to Nashville for a series of mini-concerts recorded live at the National Museum of African American Music. Today we share the first one, with Devon Gilfillian.

Devon's debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was one of our favorites of 2020. Last year, he embarked on an ambitious project: a song-for-song cover of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. In this session, you'll hear one of those songs, but Devon starts with one of his own, "Unchained," which he dedicates to his brother, Brian Gilfillian.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.
World Cafe senior producer Kimberly Junod has been a part of the World Cafe team since 2001, when she started as the show's first line producer. In 2011 Kimberly launched (and continues to helm) World Cafe's Sense of Place series that includes social media, broadcast and video elements to take listeners across the U.S. and abroad with an intimate look at local music scenes. She was thrilled to be part of the team that received the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for excellence in music programming. In the time she has spent at World Cafe, Kimberly has produced and edited thousands of interviews and recorded several hundred bands for the program, as well as supervised the show's production staff. She has also taught sound to young women (at Girl's Rock Philly) and adults (as an "Ask an Engineer" at WYNC's Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival).
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