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The newest Live at the World Cafe CD is available NOW for a pledge of support for WXPN!


World Cafe CD's can be purchased at these local retailers. You can purchase volumes 33, 34, 35 through the NPR store.

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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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David Dye Latin Roots is a bi-weekly series on the World Cafe program, hosted by David Dye, and made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. In this new series, David Dye explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all.

The series airs every other Thursday during the second hour of the World Cafe program, and will delve into the musical styles and genres of Spanish influence with a rotating series of guests. With each segment, David Dye and his guest will explore two related songs, current and old, and discuss their unique characteristics, how they relate and where they fit into the spectrum of Latin 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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The young, hip quintet, Real Estate has its roots in Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, New Jersey. Comprised of Alex Bleeker (bass), Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Mathew Mondanile (guitar), Jackson Pollis (drums), and Jonah Mauer (keys and guitar), Real Estate have been building a reputation for mesmerizing alt-pop.

Chairlift's new album, "Something" is a catchy and creepy foray into 80's inspired pop. 

Damien Jurado’s New Work Started With A Dream
Jess Williamson’s Stripped Down Sound and Big Emotion

Februrary 24, 2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist today, Jess Williamson, is from Austin, Texas and put out a new album on January 28th called Native State. It is a spare, personal disc that often finds Williamson with the simple accompaniment of a single instrument.
What Beck Was Thinking Back in 2007?
February 21, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Ray Davies joins host David Dye in the studio. Ray Davies was the lead singer and chief songwriter for The Kinks, one of the longest lived of The British Invasion bands. He penned hits like “Lola” and “You Really Got Me” with the group.
It’s Still All About The Underdog For Hurray For The Riff Raff

Cass McCombs is a true wanderer, and as such, he writes truly introspective folk.

Los Campesinos! is a relatively young outfit, coming together as a three-piece at Cardiff University in 2006. Now seven strong and with four well-received full-lengths, Los Campesinos! have crafted a reputation for lively indie pop.

On their fourth album, "Karimba", Novalima continues to make music that is at once deeply traditional and also electronic and sultry.

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