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

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World Cafe (1987)

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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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The duo's music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you'd swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats' debut album, Young.
The son of the late Chuck Berry shares memories from his early years, what it was like joining his father on tour and contributing to that final album, Chuck.
The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session.
Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.
The Minneapolis-based artist, who's been delivering socially conscious hip-hop for nearly two decades, performs live in the Cafe studio.
Tristen Gaspadarek performs songs from Sneaker Waves, her meditation on the tragic habits and tender aspirations of people stumbling through the rapid changes of 21st century life.
Imagine if Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin met Ali Farka Touré in a garage in West Africa.
Katie Crutchfield visited World Cafe in Philadelphia to perform four songs from her new album, Out In The Storm, and speak with guest host David Dye.
The surviving member of The Holmes Brothers talks about the courage it took to continue after the loss of his bandmates.
Hear a live performance of songs from the band's latest release, Jei BeiBi.
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