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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. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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



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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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Having expanded its roster and its sound, the LA band visits World Cafe to perform the title track of its latest album.
After playing guitar on a pair of Frank Ocean records last year, the 20-something Philadelphia rocker has released his own eighth album, Rocket.
Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who's stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.
The duo's take on down-home narratives and fist-pumping country anthems is edged in angsty, masculine sensitivity, betraying Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton's emo and mall-punk reference points.
The singer, fiddler and banjo player performs songs from Freedom Highway, which she wrote to tell the stories of victims of racialized violence throughout American history.
The bluesman and producer-drummer Steve Jordan discuss the record they made at Royal Studios, birthplace of Al Green's hits. Plus, hear a live performance featuring original members of Hi Rhythm.
Hear a mini-concert performance from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia, PA.
Revolution Come...Revolution Go is Gov't Mule's 10th album. Frontman Warren Haynes reflects on more than 20 years of the jam band, plus his relationship with the late Gregg Allman.
He's composed the themes for programs like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Morning Edition. Now Leiderman joins World Cafe to share his own album of original rock and roll songs.
It's been a pretty stellar year for new music. Enjoy a playlist of some the best so far, including The War On Drugs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gorillaz and more.
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