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.


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.
World Cafe premieres "Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen)," the first song and music video released from the unlikely collaborative album Leave The Bones.
The Flaming Lips are finding ways to bring grand, life-affirming live performances to audiences in a time when those comforts might be needed more than ever.
Hear how Tony Joe's son, Jody, took those songs to Dan Auerbach and how they, together, released a new album, Smoke From The Chimney.
The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing short of a coming-of-age tour de force.
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.
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