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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 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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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

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30 years after his classic “Wicked Game,” Chris Isaak continues to produce old-school, danceable music. 

Latin Roots –Rachael Faro on Uruguay’s Candombe On Thursday's installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, music producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Faro discusses an Afro-Uruguayan style of Latin music called Candombe. Separated by a river from Argentina and nestled next to southern Brazil, Uruguay experienced the same influx of African slaves as Brazil, which resulted in a similar but often overlooked musical impact. Played on sets of three drums, Candombe is highly rhythmic; it's been…
A Mix of Old and New –Even Hip-Hop And Rock From Suzanne Vega
Can Asgeir’s Crystalline Songwriting Thrive Outside of Iceland?
Two things have come together for Rosanne Cash in recent years: her deepening understanding of her place in her father Johnny Cash's legacy, and her desire to only make albums that expand on a theme.
St. Vincent: Perhaps The Best World Cafe Performance And Conversation Ever
March 18, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Suzanne Vega joins host David Dye in the studio. Suzanne Vega burst onto the New York City folk scene in 1987 with her second album, Solitude Standing, and the song “Luka”.
The Buzzed About Lake Street Dive Prove They Are For Real In Our Live Session

For over twenty years, Tori Amos has been one of the most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters in contemporary music.

Ani DiFranco called on a diverse lineup of guests, including Pete Seeger and Anais Mitchell, for her first album in three years, Which Side Are You On?

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