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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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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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For Sense of Place: Toronto – Stars In A Vintage Cafe From 2010

November 25, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we are going back into the archives for one of our favorite Canadian bands that began in Toronto, Stars.
Sense of Place: Toronto Memoryhouse Plays Us Brand New Music

November 22, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to do a session with the band Memoryhouse, a two piece featuring singer Denise Nouvion and composer arranger Evan Abeele.
Amos Lee Warms Up On Stage And In Conversation

November 22, 2013 - Amos Lee is our guest today with live performances from the stage of World Cafe Live. Amos released his first album in 2005.
British Sensation London Grammar With The Irresistible Voice of Hannah Reid Arrives Stateside

We are very excited to have the British band London Grammar in for a session today. They formed in 2009 while students at University in Nottinham and are composed of Hannah Reid on vocals, Dan Rothman on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Dot Major.
Sense of Place: Toronto Free Downloads Of Five New Bands To Watch From Chromewaves Blog!

November 20, 2013 - Frank Yang is the Toronto-based founder and author of the blog Chromewaves. He started the blog in 2002 as an outlet to write about his various interests, which he lists as "indie rock, movies, television, comic books, and pop culture in general".
Sense of Place: Toronto - Exclusive Stripped Down Session With Metric Featuring Music From Synthetica

November 20, 2013 - Our Toronto Sense of Place Series continues today with a wonderful stripped down session with Metric. The band was formed in Toronto in 1998 by vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw who join us today.
19 Year Old Jake Bugg - His Debut Album And A Song To Download

November 20, 2013 - The 19 Year old British sensation Jake Bugg joins us live today. Jake’s first album, released last October, went to # 1 on the British charts. The acclaim didn’t stop there.
Sense of Place: Toronto The Dramatic July Talk Are Our World Cafe: Next

November 18, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for our Sense of Place visit to Toronto are July Talk, a Toronto-based five piece band, co-led by vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay.
Sense of Place: Toronto Feist Vintage Cafe from 2007

November 18, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for our Sense of Place visit to Toronto are July Talk, a Toronto-based five piece band, co-led by vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay. Their debut album came out in October of 2012 on White Girl records.
Sense of Place From The CBC, It’s Q Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi

As our Sense of Place: Toronto series continues today as we talk with Jian Ghomeshi on the set of his very popular CBC radio and TV show Q. The show covers arts and culture daily with in depth interviews.

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