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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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World Cafe (2025)

The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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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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The young Atlanta-based artist has an old soul - key word, "soul." Hear a performance of songs from his new album, Face Your Fear.
From Willie Nelson's band to touring with Neil Young, here comes a new generation carrying the country-rock torch.
Metric's lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.
When Rory Graham was 19 or 20 years old, he sang in public for the first time. And he didn't really think there was anything special about his voice. Turns out the world disagrees.
The Oklahoman who made retro rock sound modern with "North Side Gal" is back with a new album and home base in Nashville.
Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.
Pairing original songs with covers that might just blow your musical mind - this time we look at The English Beat, The Kinks, Jenny Lewis and more.
Cumbia - but psychedelic, trippy and downright freaky, with an inventive combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
What do you get when you cross an Australian post-punk drummer with a lute player who is the descendant of Greek musical royalty?
A singer tells a true story about becoming the person you really want to be.
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