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World Cafe Archives

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


The Grandaddy frontman and songwriter saw the anniversary as an opportunity to re-record one his band's most-loved albums from a lifetime away and with a vastly different arrangement.
In this session, Payne perform songs from his record Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher and Me – songs that touch on his famous parents, his struggles with addiction and journey to sobriety.
Oladokun performs songs from her forthcoming album, in defense of my own happiness (vol 2).
NPR member stations share a mix of the most popular songs on their airwaves this month, including music from Amythyst Kiah, Sofia Valdes, The Weather Station and more.
Get a preview of songs from Shaw's upcoming solo album in this interview with World Cafe New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins.
Celebrating Black History Month, music journalist John Morrison brings us music from black musical innovators from the turn of the millennium to the present day.
This week, we move on from the 1970s, touching on the early punk sounds of the band Death, and into the '80s and '90s - and the British proto-shoegaze band A.R. Kane.
The Black Keys guitarist and vocalist discusses honoring the late Americana artist with Smoke From The Chimney, a nine-song collection to be released in May.
Strange's new album, Live Forever, finds room for plenty of different sounds and tells the story of his life along the way.
The funk legend visits the Cafe with songs from his new album, The Power of the One, old favorites from his own personal archives, and stories about James Brown and George Clinton.
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