World Cafe 20th Anniversary

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World Cafe 20th Anniversary


World Cafe is hosted by David Dye and since 1991 has featured over 4000 live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists. Performance archives can be heard at NPR and in the Philadelphia area, you can listen on WXPN 88.5 FM or worldwide you can stream it online weekdays from 2-4pm ET on
LIVE IN CONCERT Relive the World Cafe Anniversary Weekend Celebration concerts including live performances from Amos Lee, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, Rhett Miller, and Tedeschi Trucks Band! Plus The Jayhawks, and Ani DiFranco. Click for the Anniversary Archive. Checkout photos from the weekend!
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Free Downloads - Here's TWO playlists for you, each with 20 different artists. The first features our World Cafe: Next artists. And the other is a collection from World Cafe artists.
World Cafe 20th: The artists on this sampler include: Nick Lowe, Dawes, David Gray, My Morning Jacket, Buddy Guy, Diego Garcia, Lykke Li, Bon Iver, plus more!
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World Cafe Next: The artists on this sampler include: Carter Tanton, Pink Skull, Canon Blue, Superhuman Happiness, Johnathan Wilson, Nikki Lane, plus more!
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20 Albums defining the World Cafe - All this month, the World Cafe is highlighting one album each day that has defined the music of the last two decades for the show. These are discs that have formed the backbone of our programming and made the biggest impact in our musical world. Read More >>

First Timers - The World Cafe has been lucky enough to present several now famed artists at the beginning stages of their careers. Here are some of our favorite discoveries. Read More >>

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