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.


Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performs for a live virtual audience and talks to World Cafe about everything from her recent memoir, to the change in sound on her latest album, Jubilee.
If you're familiar with Buck Meek's work as a guitarist for the band Big Thief, it'll come as no surprise that his solo project is just as disarming and intimate.
The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the they got interested in hill country blues.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie shares new music and knowledge on microtonal music.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom made its debut last year with a striking cast of characters, but it was Branford Marsalis' job to make the music take flight.
Two legendary musicians, John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas, team up on a new record called Leftover Feelings.
World Cafe celebrates one of the greatest songwriters of all time with covers performed by artists who love him.
Whatever you do, do not call Tom Jones' latest album a "covers album."
Michael Mwenso guides us in exploring the deeper meaning of music, including tracks by Aretha Franklin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Ethel Waters.
Celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year, John Morrison revisits Kraftwerk's Computer World and its importance then and now.
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