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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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Live at the World Cafe 42 is in stores now!

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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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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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Blind Boys explores the gospel roots of rock and soul with a live performance and new interview.
Montreal's indie folk ensemble is back in our studio, this time with a big twist.
The legendary guitarist turns our studio into a bluesman's front porch in Como, Mississippi.
Hear a live studio performance and find out how the group concocts its special musical brew.
The band's album The Thread That Keeps Us is jangly desert mashup of Western Americana, Latin influence and any other sounds Calexico has picked up along the trail.
Ranaldo's latest solo album Electric Trim is a lovely slice of indie pop. Hear the Sonic Youth guitarist in a live performance and new interview.
The Los Angeles band performs and talks about love, a dominating theme of its upcoming debut album.
Bowen conjures the musical melting pot of his Texas upbringing for the most wild-eyed work of his career.
Hear a live performance from the visionary musician, recorded in Johannesburg.
Get to know this energetic group of African musicians, with roots in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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