World Cafe

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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
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So how did it all come together? How did Loudon choose the songs for his new album, I'd Rather Lead a Band? He speaks on just that in this session.
Listen to the Grammy-nominated Canadian perform songs from Miss Colombia, one of NPR's favorite albums of 2020.
After 10 years of fronting the Australian indie band Teeth & Tongue, Cornelius went solo, and in the process grappled with expectations, found love, and followed her dreams.
In this session, Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie dissects his mindset when it comes to performing – advice that, it turns out, applies to many (more normal) situations in life.
Shamir talks about the years that followed his pop success in 2014, the pressure to take advantage of opportunities and his eclectic new album.
Way back in the spring, New Zealand's response to the coronavirus was so swift and effective that The Beths were able to book a whole tour.
Joachim Cooder talks on how the instrument informs his new album, Over That Road I'm Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon, and performs live with his father, Ry Cooder.
In this session, what you're going to hear are solo performances — just Pallett, using effects and looping to create layers of sound.
NPR pop critic Ann Powers highlights new songs from Brit Taylor, Molly Parden, The Brummies and C.A. Jones.
Cordovas frontperson Joe Firstman speaks with host Raina Douris about the unusual path of his music career — and performs four songs.
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