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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!

Buy it now here or at these local retailers.

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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

Listen to a continuous stream of the three most recent shows.

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We revisit sessions in memory of the beloved "Screaming Eagle of Soul."
Carlos Santana, his virtuoso drummer (and wife) Cindy Blackman Santana and the two main surviving members of the legendary Isley Brothers, Ron and Ernie, collaborate on the new album Power of Peace.
Amadou and Mariam are two blind musicians from Mali who met, fell in love with each other's musicianship and became global Afropop sensations. The duo performs music from its new album, La Confusion.
Portland, Ore.'s The Decemberists and British singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney teamed up to reimagine traditional British folk songs. Hear a performance recorded at the XPoNential Music Festival.
The band performs songs from its latest album, Walk Into A Storm, inside Sound State Studios.
Hear live performances by Joan Shelley, Whitehorse, National Reserve.

Available for retail sale in Spring 2018.

1 - Ryan Adams “Do You Still Love Me”
2 - Father John Misty “Pure Comedy”
3 - Hurray For The Riff Raff “Hungry Ghost”
4 - Alt J “In Cold Blood”
5 - Fleet Foxes “Third Of May / Odaigahara
6 – Blondie – Long Time
7 - David Crosby “Guinevere”
8 - Laura Marling “Wild Fire”
9 - Sylvan Esso “Radio”
10 - Chicano Batman “Freedom Is Free”
11 - The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attraction”
12 - Leif Vollebekk “Elegy”
13 - Aaron Lee Tasjan “Little Movies”
14 - Mac DeMarco “This Old Dog”
15 - Pinegrove “Old Friends”

You can purchase the 25th Anniversary 2-disc set HERE

Disc One: New From World Cafe
1. Darlingside “White Horses”
2. The Lumineers “Cleopatra”
3. Dawes “When The Tequila Runs Out”
4. Andrew Bird “Capsized”
5. Quilt “Roller”
6. Margaret Glaspy “You And I”
7. Car Seat Headrest “Vincent”
8. Hop Along ”Waitress”
9. Steve Gunn “Ancient Jules”
10. Lake Street Dive “Call Off Your Dogs”
11. Lucius “Madness”
12. Sunflower Bean “Easier Said”
13. Parquet Courts “Berlin Got Blurry”
14. The Record Company “Off The Ground”
15. Tedeschi Trucks Band “Anyhow”
16. Peter Frampton “Show Me The Way”

The Canadian troubadour may have just released his 33rd record, but his lyrics have the urgent feel of a passionate artist just starting out. He stops by World Cafe for an interview and performance.
Hear the Colombian ensemble perform live at this year's Nuevofest in Philadelphia.
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