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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Live at the World Cafe, Volume 39 and 40 are now available for retail sale!

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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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While making City Music, Morby looked to Lou Reed's legacy for the confidence to experiment. He tells World Cafe about the album and the role New York has played in his story.
DiFranco's 20th studio album is textured and ambitious. In this session, she performs two songs and shares some personal stories about her childhood and the relationships she's sought out.
Hear the band perform songs from Ti Amo - an album that's surprisingly lighthearted, given the string of attacks that struck Phoenix's French homeland as work on the record progressed.
Sekou's new album, In Times Like These, was produced by Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, who join him for a live performance in this session.
This week's show celebrates the concept of collaboration in two very important ways. First, it is the story of the Puerto Rican band ÌFÉ and its innovative, collective approach to the spiritual side of Yoruba culture. Bandleader Otura Mun has assembled a group of musicians steeped in the Afro-Caribbean culture of the drum, and together they have created a sound that is both familiar and completely new. Second, Alt.Latino joins forces this week with the…
Since releasing her debut in May, the singer-songwriter has begun to turn heads with a fresh take on the Bakersfield sound and a knack for honest lyrics. Hear an interview and live performance.
Having expanded its roster and its sound, the LA band visits World Cafe to perform the title track of its latest album.
After playing guitar on a pair of Frank Ocean records last year, the 20-something Philadelphia rocker has released his own eighth album, Rocket.
Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who's stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.
The duo's take on down-home narratives and fist-pumping country anthems is edged in angsty, masculine sensitivity, betraying Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton's emo and mall-punk reference points.
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