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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

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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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September 13, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Franz Ferdinand joins host David Dye. Franz Ferdinand were immediately embraced at home in the UK when they released their debut album almost a decade ago.
September 6, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Rhye joins host David Dye. Rhye started posting songs and videos online in 2012 but they were careful to not reveal the identity of the musicians involved or show any imagery of the performers.
August 30, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Martha Wainwright joins host David Dye in the studio to discuss the legacy of her late mother, Canadian singer Kate McGarrigle. Kate drew music lovers in with her beautiful voice, well crafted songs, and the engaging vocal harmonies she shared with her longtime musical partner, her sister Anna.
August 23, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Dawes talk about their latest album Stories Don’t End. The LA based group has become known for a sound that harkens back to Laurel Canyon in the 70s, but with Stories Don’t End singer Taylor Goldsmith had hoped fans would hear a wider field of influences.
August 16, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell join host David Dye. Steve Martin was already selling out arenas and earning platinum records in the 1970s, thanks to his talents as a comedian.
Why Has It Been So Painful For Mike Doughty To Perform The Songs He Wrote For Soul Coughing?

December 3, 2013 - Mike Doughty joins us live on the Cafe today as he has many times in the past. This time is a little different as it is the first time he is performing the music he wrote and recorded with Soul Coughing.
World Cafe: Next - Courtney Barnett: Ride The Wave Of This 25 Year Old Australian’s Extraordinary Lyrics

Courtney Barnett is a 25 years old from Melbourne, Australia. She has been self-releasing EPs since 2012 and two have now been made more available in The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
Our Vintage Cafe From 2007 Is A Fascinating Look At Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens', Reemergence Into The Pop World

December 3, 2013 - Our Vintage Cafe this week takes us back to 2007 with Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens. Although previously he had sung a version of his song “Peace Train” in the wake of 9/11, his album Another Cup was his first step back into the pop world in almost two decades.
Sense of Place: Toronto – Singer Songwriter Ron Sexsmith Talks About Arriving In Town Over 25 Years Ago and Plays Live With His Band

November 29, 2013 - Our final session that we brought back from Toronto for our Sense of Place Series is with Ron Sexsmith and his band. Ron walked around the corner from his house in Toronto’s West End to the studio to play a set mostly drawn from his new disc Forever Endeavor.
Meet Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and The Eminent Hipsters of His New Memoir Who Transformed His Life

November 29, 2013 - After writing songs for nine Steely Dan studio albums as well as four solo discs, Donald Fagen, the co-founder of the band, has turned to another kind of writing, a new memoir,

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