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'The History of Future Folk'; Linking Film Taste With Music Taste; BeauSoleil’s Cajun Journey

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Future Folk performs in the Soundcheck studio. Future Folk performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: In the new film The History of Future Folk, space aliens on a mission to invade earth instead fall in love with human music. The film's co-director and writer explains the story, and its two stars perform in alien spacesuits. (Watch the video).

Plus: It might sound like sci-fi, but computers can now figure out your movie preferences based on your music tastes. We find out how.

And: The undisputed kings of Cajun music, BeauSoleil — led by fiddler Michael Doucet — are back with a record unlike any they've done before. It’s called From Bamako to Carencro, and they’ll play some of it live.  


    BeauSoleil, Jay Klaitz, J. Anderson Mitchell, Brian Whitman and Nils d'Aulaire

    Future Folk: Bluegrass From Undercover Aliens

    Hear an interview and live session with the cast and writer-director of the new film The History Of Future Folk.


    Tracking Music And Film Taste

    Brian Whitman of The Echo Nest, a music data company, recently figured out how to predict movie fandom based on music fandom, and vice versa.


    BeauSoleil, In the Studio

    Hear the upbeat Cajun band perform in the studio at 2 p.m. ET.

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