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.


The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.
When you listen to a song by Tune-Yards, it can be like listening to a beautiful, but abstract painting. Hear a live performance of songs from the band's latest album.
With The Weather Station's fifth album, Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman's lyricism is as sharp as ever, but she's also expanded her sound, leaving the purely folk realm to explore more experimental territory.
The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.
Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates his own family history, including the experiences of his Vietnamese mother.
NPR broadcast its first on-air original programming 50 years ago, May 3, 1971.
Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the strength and power to persevere at 78 years old.
Rickie Lee Jones opens up about the stories and characters of her own story in her new memoir.
On Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone — a new compilation celebrating the Nashville label — The Lumineers cover "Caves" by Gregory Alan Isakov, while Isakov covers The Lumineers' own "Salt and the Sea."
The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th studio album.
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