World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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With In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, the Canadian band delivers big, bright songs with thoughtful lyrics.
The Chicago duo's latest album, Forever Turned Around, is all about commitment. Hear a live performance.
Desert Dove is a country album, but kind of like her life, it doesn't stay settled in just one place. There are cinematic strings, and nods to indie rock and honky-tonk.
The War On Drugs guitarist explains the meaning behind PETRA, an acronym of his dog's name that he came up with while battling cancer.
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper recently released a Christmas EP called Dear Santa. They performed some of the songs in a live mini concert for World Cafe.
The 21-year-old artist's song, "Pretty Girl," reached a million views on YouTube within a week. "It's very hard for me to wrap my own head around, and I understand what the internet is," Clairo says.
As the son of Ugandan parents, he struggled with feeling like an outsider. But he's back with his third album, simply titled Kiwanuka.
Some of World Cafe's favorite songs of the year include music by Strand of Oaks, The Head and the Heart, Clairo, Sharon Van Etten and more.
Joan Shelley tries to write about love like it's "something that's got its own motion and inevitabilities outside our own plans and desires and fantasies."
The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer talks about returning to the stage with ELO, his new album From Out of Nowhere and shares his advice for young producers.
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