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The newest Live at the World Cafe CD is available NOW for a pledge of support for WXPN!


World Cafe CD's can be purchased at these local retailers. You can purchase volumes 33, 34, 35 through the NPR store.

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World Cafe Next

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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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Latin Roots

Latin Roots (58)

David Dye Latin Roots is a bi-weekly series on the World Cafe program, hosted by David Dye, and made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. In this new series, David Dye explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all.

The series airs every other Thursday during the second hour of the World Cafe program, and will delve into the musical styles and genres of Spanish influence with a rotating series of guests. With each segment, David Dye and his guest will explore two related songs, current and old, and discuss their unique characteristics, how they relate and where they fit into the spectrum of Latin 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

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Sense of Place Pittsburgh – WYEP’s Cindy Howes Plays Us 5 6 Cool New Pittsburgh Bands

December 11, 2013 - Our World Cafe Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh is in collaboration with our affiliate there, WYEP.
Sense of Place Pittsburgh – Brother and Sister Jake and Casey Hanner And The Pop Rock Trio Donora

December 11, 2013 - We are taking a Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh. Today we are presenting a live session with a brother and sister indie pop rock trio called Donora.
Bill Callahan’s Deep And Deceptively Simple Dream River Played Live

Everybody who loves indie singer-songwriter Bill Callahan’s music has a favorite among his solo albums and the one’s he made before under the name Smog.
Vintage Cafe: Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird in Session For Noble Beast From 2009

December 9 2013 - Andrew Bird is always welcome on The World Cafe. In a musical world of instant gratification his subtlety and prowess is a rare thing.
December 6, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Laura Marling joins host David Dye. 23 year old Laura Marling has released four albums in the 5 years she has been making records, all excellent, haunting examples of London’s new folk movement.
The Head And The Heart’s Magnificent Second Album Let’s Be Still And A Video Of “Shake”

December 6, 2013 - The Head and the Heart recently released their second disc Let's Be Still and join us today with live performances recorded in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Ray Davies From Kink to Solo Artist To Author With New Memoir Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies is our guest today. The man behind the Kinks from 1964 until they split in 1998 has a new memoir called Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story that concerns his thoughts about the country, the people and the idea of America.
Man Man With A Ferocious Performance Live At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

December 5, 2013 - Man Man are back with us today on The Cafe. In the performance the band brings the party as we have come to expect over the last 9 plus years that they have been playing live and making records.
Why Is Superchunk’s New Album Called I Hate Music?

North Carolina's Superchunk is back with a new album provocatively titled I Hate Music which is the follow-up to 2010’s Majesty Shredding. That album marked the first time Superchunk had released an album in nine years.
November 29, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, the Tedeschi Trucks Band joins host David Dye at NPR’s brand new performance space in Washington, DC. In 2011 singer Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, both successful with separate music careers, did something that they had not previously tried in the 14 years that they have been together as a couple.

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