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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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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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Commonly recognized as one of the most paramount innovators of ambient music, British musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is back with another successful and carefully crafted ambient installation album, Lux, released November 13. In this album, Eno continues his experiments with ambient music and integrates it with pacifying electro beats.
Hailing from London, England, Natasha Khan is a talented singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist who released her third studio album The Haunted Man this past October. Adopting the stage name, Bat for Lashes, Khan's third album is riding on a wave of momentum that is clearly setting her up to an international path of success in the music world.
Aaron Neville hand-picked his favorite tracks from the doo-wop era for his recent release, My True Story, then revitalized them by adding his soulful and expressive voice and giving the classics a blues and soul vibe.
From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Billy Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer.
One of the first popular female rockabilly singers, Wanda Jackson served as a pioneering rock and roll artist in the 1950s and 1960s. Known by many as the Queen of Rockabilly, Jackson is credited with being the first woman to record a rock and roll song – “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958.
"Foxygen blend their love of classic rock and psychedelic music in to something fresh and new and very well crafted. They manage to spin the past into the future like magicians."
Sometimes characterized as a dark and deep rock and roll.

February 11, 2013 - An active musician since 2006, John Murry is clearly climbing the social recognition ladder in the music industry with the upcoming March 5 release in the U.S of his critically acclaimed album The Graceless Age.
Yo La Tengo are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band and have just released one of their best albums yet, called Fade and we'll hear music from it live, on today's session. Plus David Dye gets to talk with Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan about the new biography on the band as well.
As frontman of the New Pornographers, Zumpano, and Superconductor, A.C. Newman has been at the forefront of some the most lauded indie power pop bands of the past two decades. As a part-time solo artist for nearly a decade, Newman has been equally well-received, though noticeably different as a songwriter. Newman’s solo work has often been more melancholic than his playful party-pop efforts with the New Pornographers, starting with his 2004 solo debut record The Slow Wonder.
The four main members of the Swedish band The Amazing play in many other successful music acts (Dungen, et al), some of which are shared projects. The overlap makes for obvious chemistry within this experimental, genre-bending folk-rock supergroup.

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