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World Cafe CD's can be purchased at these local retailers. You can purchase volumes 33, 34, 35 and 36 and 37 through the NPR Shop.

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

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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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Pushing their way to the top of Ireland's music charts before their debut was even released, Villagers is a band that is especially known for their overwhelming determination.

Latin Roots: Nueva Trova from Cuba Transcends It’s State-Supported Origins April 10, 2014 - Producer Aaron Levinson is back with a new Latin Roots segment on Nueva Trova, a style of music that started in Castro's Cuba in the 1960's but continues today. It started as a political music celebrating the ideals of the revolution but the music lives on, not just in Cuba but abroad.
It’s A New Beginning For Britain’s Kaiser Chiefs
Wild Cub –Straight Out of Brooklyn To Follow The Music To… Nashville!

Author Preston Lauterbach, with his first book, has thoroughly and stimulatingly explored an important part of American musical history: the Chitlin' Circuit.

It isn't often that a well known actor of the caliber and fame of Jeff Bridges successfully (commercially and critically) crosses into another medium, mainly music.

The English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and producer Nick Lowe began his recording career in 1966 as part of the Kippington Lodge, a blues and country rock group.

Hailing from West Texas and now residing in Nashville, fiddler and songstress Amanda Shires has been building up her music resume for quite some time.

This episode of World Cafe features a local band that's been gaining a lot of buzz, both here and across the pond.

Hailing from Brooklyn and drawing comparisons to artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Prince, Milagres is band that knows how to combine ambience with flair, the coolest of indie rock with classical guitars.

Philly Local Covers 2014

Philly Local Covers 2014 Looking back on 2014, we asked some Philly local musicians to cover their favorite songs of the year. Listen to their studio recordings on The Key.

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