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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.  

    Guests:

    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.

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    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.

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    BeauSoleil, In the Studio

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

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