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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 (1976)

The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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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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From making music in his spare bedroom to a No. 1 hit on the Billboard charts, the Philadelphia-born, now LA-based musician performs live.
Zooming out on her lens of personal experience, the singer-songwriter tells small stories that speak to big social and political issues on her latest album.
"Charming" is a word that gets tossed around a lot in describing her self-titled debut record — hear that in this live performance.
Listen back to some of the best World Cafe interviews and performances of the past year, including Robert Plant, John Mayer, Hurray For The Riff Raff and many more.
From the first gifts they ever exchanged to their tree-trimming traditions at Graceland, hear heartwarming holiday stories and music from Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The star quality you can't really describe but it's just there? He's got it.
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.
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