World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

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


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Metallica's beloved self-titled album, they're releasing The Metallica Blacklist: a compilation featuring more than 50 different artists covering songs from the record.
Ron Gallo's Peacemeal is a warm and playful low-fi pop record, unafraid to be skeptical and insightful.
In this episode of World Cafe, Barbra Streisand discusses Release Me 2 — a compilation of unreleased and reworked songs — and the funny, surprising stories that surround it.
In this episode of World Cafe, St. Vincent dives into the personal story and cultural influences behind Daddy's Home.
In this episode of World Cafe, Tom Scharpling talks about his memoir, It Never Ends, and the way music — including how his desire to be part of something: a band, a joke, anything — has shaped his life.
This August, NPR member stations bring you a mix of the most popular songs on their airwaves, featuring music from Arlo Parks, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus and more.
Inspired by a memory of Rodrigo Amarante's father asking the young singer-songwriter — as a child — to cut his hair, Drama is the perfect slice of lush, tropical jazz-inspired pop.
Songwriting is a craft. No one follows through on that promise more than Jackson Browne.
With the pandemic initiating a much needed break from touring, Tank and the Bangas frontperson Tarriona Ball finds the time to debut her poetry book, Vulnerable AF.
Home Video is a collection of personal moments from Lucy Dacus' life, translated into song by way of her vulnerable, honest lyricism.
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