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Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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After some ups and downs, Zoe Reynolds persisted and independently released her debut album. Hear a live performance.
Spinal Tap's legendary bassist drops by with a few songs from his new reflective solo record, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing).
At 72 years old, LaVette is back with a deep dive into Bob Dylan's songbook for her latest record Things Have Changed.
Jesse Lafser, Brittany Howard and Becca Mancari all maintain their own brilliant careers. What brings them together as Bermuda Triangle is friendship, pure and simple.
Jeh-Sea Welles has the look, the voice, the licks, the hooks and the attitude of a real rock star.
Rather than taking on an acid tongue, Prass digs into the sweeter possibilities — that tough times can make people stick together, stand up and be counted and even dance.
Few musicians have more of a signature sound or personality than Hook. Hear a live performance and interview with the post-punk pioneer.
With a career spanning more than five decades, Nelson is an American treasure. Over a cup of coffee, the 85-year-old talks about outliving old friends, practicing martial arts and life on a tour bus.
He's loved music and performing his whole life. Now, he has finally released his debut album in his early 60s.
The Australian artist's latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel is marvelous for many reasons. Barnett discusses writing about doubt while exuding total ease and artistic certainty.
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