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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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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 and 36 through the NPR Shop.

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World Cafe Next

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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

Latin Roots (63)

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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The Black Angels Uphold Austin’s Long Time Psychedelic Tradition
2013 Austin Music Award Winners In Both The “Indie” and “Folk” Categories - Wild Child
Hear (And Download) Five of The Best New Bands From Austin
Find Out Why Austin’s Shakey Graves Was Born To Perform
Festival Co-Founder Roland Swenson On SXSW - From 700 Fans To Nearly 50,000
All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen – His Top 5 From SXSW
Austin’s Long Time Learning Secrets Dance Party Spawns World Cafe: Next Band Orthy

March 10,2014 - The Austin band Orthy are our World Cafe: Next band for our Sense of Place visit to Austin. We picked Orthy, whose two EPs touch on Electronic Dance Music, to illustrate the breadth of the music scene in Austin. The inspiration for Ian Orth, who is at the heart of this band, is his ongoing weekly dance party Learning Secrets.
Live From Spoon Drummer Jim Eno’s Public Hi Fi Studio – Jim Eno!
Alejandro Escovedo Sets The Scene For Our Sense of Place: Austin
Benmont Tench: From Sideman With Petty’s Heartbreakers To Solo Debut
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