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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 and 36 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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Latin Roots

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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

Listen to a continuous stream of the three most recent shows.

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Peter Gabriel is one of the best-known names on the planet when it comes to prog rock.

As one of alt-country's leading troubadours, Ryan Adams has been crafting melodic and heartfelt pop/rock songs with a country twang for two decades.

The daughter of country superstar Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash has built an impressive reputation of her own with a unique brand of country music. 

Today's World Cafe is a celebration of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

March 26, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, The Pixies join host David Dye. The Pixies formed in Boston in 1986 and stayed together for seven years.

Alt-everything musician Beck has been an influential, creative force for two decades and counting.

Irish singer-songwriter Paul Brady is not just one of Ireland’s most acclaimed artists, but one of folk music’s most acclaimed, as well. 

Los Angeles-based Fool’s Gold synthesizes Afropop rhythms and melodies with Western indie stylings, but this collective is not just any old member of the indie-World bandwagon. 

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks formed after frontman Malkmus’s previous endeavor, Pavement, went on hiatus in 1999.

Since his 1986 studio debut, Talk of Heaven, LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry has consistently created masterful compositions that expertly defy convention.

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