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The newest Live at the World Cafe CD is available NOW for a pledge of support for WXPN!


World Cafe CD's can be purchased at these local retailers. You can purchase volumes 33, 34, 35 through the NPR store.

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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Latin Roots

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David Dye Latin Roots is a bi-weekly series on the World Cafe program, hosted by David Dye, and made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. In this new series, David Dye explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all.

The series airs every other Thursday during the second hour of the World Cafe program, and will delve into the musical styles and genres of Spanish influence with a rotating series of guests. With each segment, David Dye and his guest will explore two related songs, current and old, and discuss their unique characteristics, how they relate and where they fit into the spectrum of Latin music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

Listen to a continuous stream of the three most recent shows.

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Still In High School, Ireland’s The Strypes Play Old School Rock

The music of California based Girls is so revered, their new album is being called "the blessed trinity."  Their new album's actual title "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" has a lot to do with the nickname, but critics seem to unanimously agree that Girls can do no wrong. 

Jonathan Wilson is overflowing with the power of music, as evidenced by his debut, "Gentle Spirit".

Hailing from Bergen Country, New Jersey, indie pop-punk outfit The Front Bottoms have been playing together for several years.

Nils Lofgren has built himself a stellar reputation over the years as a sessionist, playing with Neil Young and as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He's also built up quite the solo career

Craig Finn is perhaps best known as the frontman for indie rock staple The Hold Steady.

Canadian songstress and Juno Award nominee,  continues a career trajectory on the rise with her new album, Voyageur.

AIR is the backronym moniker for the French experimental electronica duo comprised of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. AIR stands for Amour, Imagination, Rêve (Love, Imagination, Dream in English)

The young, hip quintet, Real Estate has its roots in Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, New Jersey. Comprised of Alex Bleeker (bass), Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Mathew Mondanile (guitar), Jackson Pollis (drums), and Jonah Mauer (keys and guitar), Real Estate have been building a reputation for mesmerizing alt-pop.

Chairlift's new album, "Something" is a catchy and creepy foray into 80's inspired pop. 

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