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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 and 37 through the NPR Shop.

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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

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Mercury Prize Nominated Jessie Ware Grows Into The Success of Her Debut Devotion

August 19, 2013 - Soul-inspired singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is not the first to make it from backing vocalist to the front of the stage. Didn’t Sheryl Crow once back Michael Jackson?
Raw Gospel and Roots at The Heart of Nashville’s Luella and The Sun

April 8, 2013 - For our Sense of Place: Nashville week we went with the consensus pick of Luella and The Sun out of the many more than qualified Nashville bands we heard.
A Singer With A Gorgeous High Voice? An Album Recorded In A Cabin? But Night Beds Are Not Bon Iver!
Kail Baxley Danced For James Brown, Boxed as an Amateur, and Found The Truth About His Father at His Funeral
Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays Electric Acoustic
What’s It Like Inside A Twenty-Something’s Head? Listen To Waxahatchee’s New Cerulean Salt To Find Out

April 1, 2013 - There is a good reason the world is catching up with Katie Crutchfield and Waxahatchee. Her shows at SXSW, including an NPR showcase, were greeted rapturously.
More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's music is still relevant today. His new album release, People, Hell & Angels debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 list and the single charted at Number One.
Performing and recording under the name Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick draws on elements of soul, jazz, Latin disco, funk and modern pop. With Toro Y Moi's 2010 debut, Causers of This, Bundick became a pioneer of what's often called chillwave.
Some of Today’s Best, Most Authentic, Live Reggae Comes from Kingston Los Angeles!
Billy Bragg Nicknames Himself The "Sherpa Of Heartbreak" on His Quieter New Album

May 6, 2013 - Produced by Grammy award winning producer, Joe Henry, Bragg draws heavily on inspiration from his collaboration with Wilco on "Mermaid Avenue," a collection of Woody Guthrie songs brought to life by their collaboration, and includes a Woody Guthrie cover.

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