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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

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

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Ani DiFranco called on a diverse lineup of guests, including Pete Seeger and Anais Mitchell, for her first album in three years, Which Side Are You On?

Eric Bachmann can't stay away from music. This talented singer-songwriter first caught the eye of indie rock-pop aficionados in the '90s with his Chapel Hill outfit, Archers of Loaf. He debuted a new project in 2000 called Crooked Fingers

After Their Beloved First Album It’s A New Yuck On Glow and Behold
World Cafe:Next – Lyla Foy Releases Debut on Sub Pop

March 17,2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for this week is the British singer Lyla Foy. Her debut album under her own name comes out March 18 on Sub Pop records. It all started for her at the age of 25 with the song "No Secrets” recorded in her bedroom and released as WALLS.
The Warm Woven Music of Boston’s Quilt
For St Patrick’s Day Meet The Irish Supergroup The Gloaming

The informal formation of The Little Willies speaks of its members' chemistry and love for country music classics (After all, its moniker is a tribute to country music legend Willie Nelson).

Blending melodic, powerful guitar-driven indie rock with hook-filled pop and Coldplay-style balladry, Irish /Scotch band Snow Patrol have become an international sensation with heavy touring, chart-topping releases, and beautiful singles.

Czech musician Markéta Irglová has established herself as a one of the most adored darlings of the indie folk scene. 

Grace Woodrofe is merely twenty-one years old, but her warm and wise music speaks volumes about this old soul.

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