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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Colombian singer Juanes is one of Latin music's biggest stars. Canada's New Pornographers are rock royalty in their native Canada and indie heroes here in the U.S. First, we talk with Juanes about his new album, "La Vida ... Es un Ratico." And later, the New Pornographers play live in our studio.


Juanes and New Pornographers

Juanes Eyes American Mainstream

He's sold more than 8 million albums worldwide without the "crossover" exposure of an English-language album. As he releases his new "La Vida ... Es un Ratico" ("life is short") this week, we find out what makes the Colombian singer Juanes such a global hit.

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New Pornographers

Juno-award winning Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers are known for a melodic and harmonic sound. They play songs from their new album, "Challengers," live in our studio.

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Come Fly With Me...

Microphones? Check. Recording equipment? Check. Passports. Double check. The Soundcheck crew is off to JFK and ready to embark on our reporting trip to Berlin. Our mission: to find out what's new and old, exciting or unique about the music scene in Berlin.

Why Berlin? ...

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