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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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Born in 1946, Louden Wainwright can't really be called over the hill, but he's already got the makings for a great legacy. His children Rufus and Martha are veritable musicians in their own right, and Wainwright's body of work has obviously influenced them.

Bassnectar is the multi-faceted project of Lorin Ashton.  Since beginning his "open-sourced" musical project in the 1990's, Ashton and his Bassnectar alias have become nearly superhuman. 

Zeus makes music that sounds straight out of the seventies.  Yet, a shared interest in making music that garners comparison to The Band isn't what initially brought these Canadian rockers together. 

World Cafe: Next - The “Jimi Hendrix of The Kora” and Joe Driscoll

Febuary 10, 2014 - For our World Cafe: Next we have a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, is the "Jimi Hendrix of the kora," electrifying the many stringed African Harp, and Joe Driscoll is an American living in England who is a rapper, beat boxer and loop maker.
Angel Olsen Comes Into Her Own On Second Album

Febuary 03, 2014 - We welcome Angel Olsen as our World Cafe: Next artist this week. After making a debut solo album, the new one from this Missouri native, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is a band affair recorded this past summer in North Carolina.
Temples – From A Small British Town Come Big Things
February 7, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Moby joins host David Dye on the stage of World Cafe Live. Moby caught the attention of music fans in the early 90s only to have his 1996 album Animal Rights alienate many.
Our Vintage Cafe: One Of British Folk Legend Bert Jansch’s Final Interviews
Australian Rocker John Butler: Passionate About His Home And His Music

Rodrigo y Gabriela play everything from heavy metal to jazz to acoustic folk.  The dynamic duo met in a thrash metal band in Mexico City, but moved to Dublin in 1999. From Ireland, their avant garde music spread to the UK, then to Europe and the United States before finally finding its way back to Mexico. 

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