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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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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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Funk, R&B and hip-hop all coexist in the wildly original music on Rubinos' newest album, Black Terry Cat. Hear her perform a few songs live in the studio.
The North Mississippi Allstar shares stripped-down songs from his newest album, which documents a lifetime of music.
Lead singer Alex Ebert discusses identity and his "Edward Sharpe" persona in this session, which also features live performances recorded in Los Angeles.
Hear the indie-rock singer-songwriter offer some insight into the lyrics of "Your Best American Girl" — and perform it live.
The Toronto art-rock quartet is utterly original. Hear two songs from its self-titled LP.
Many great artists take a while to reach their zenith, but how many artists' careers were defined by their first albums?
Watch the warm, soulful singer perform "Upside" live in the studio, and hear him discuss the business and the art of making music.
Indulge in '90s nostalgia with a playlist highlighting The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair and more.
The Virginian's musical style, which he calls "acid cowboy," is influenced by indie and psychedelic rock. Hear a live performance.
The two songwriters finish each other's phrases as they discuss the co-writing process for their new album as a duo. Hear the conversation and watch a live performance.
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