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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 and 36 and 37 through the NPR Shop.

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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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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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Los Campesinos! is a relatively young outfit, coming together as a three-piece at Cardiff University in 2006. Now seven strong and with four well-received full-lengths, Los Campesinos! have crafted a reputation for lively indie pop.

On their fourth album, "Karimba", Novalima continues to make music that is at once deeply traditional and also electronic and sultry.

Nada Surf's newest album, "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy", alternates between being sweetly hopeful and sweetly sad.  In short, it's Nada Surf sounding exactly like Nada Surf. 

On her new album, La Grande, Laura Gibson's hushed voice is as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder and more complex, resulting in a surprising and stunning musical contrast. 

The Soul Rebels could not be better named.  Formed in the 90's, the band's origins are in the New Orleans brass scene. 

Drivin N Cryin's Kevn Kinney and The Golden Palominos' Anton Fier combine the country twang tendencies of their respective alternative rock bands for an album that's aptly named-- "A Good Country Mile."

Philly pop-rock quintet Dr. Dog have only been getting better with time.

5 Of The Best New Artists For Our Sense Of Place Visit to Louisville

Bahamas is the indie-folk sound of Afie Jurvanen. 

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