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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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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

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Bringing together her Afrikaans, Portuguese and Welsh heritage, all combined into the unique perspective of someone who moved to South Africa as a child.
Brace your abs for an emotional gut-punch. Brandi Carlile performs live with bandmates and co-writers Tim and Phil Hanseroth.

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  • Dan Wilson "All Will Be Well"
  • The Districts "Ordinary Day"
  • Iron & Wine "Call It Dreaming"
  • Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul "Soulfire"
  • The Lone Bellow "Time’s Always Leaving"
  • Lo Moon "This Is It"
  • Maggie Rogers "Alaska"
  • Phoebe Bridgers "Motion Sickness"
  • Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still"
  • Preservation Jazz Hall Band "Santiago"
  • Songhoy Blues "Bamako"
  • Suzanne Vega "Luka"
  • Sweet Spririt "The Power"
  • The War On Drugs "Holding On"
  • Waxahatchee "Silver"
  • Phoenix "Ti Amo"
  • Bob Weir "Blue Mountain"

We were pretty floored by Lizz Wright and this set performed with an unwavering grace.
A listening party to discuss Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse's legacies, their differences and the music they shared with the world before leaving us at the too-young age of 27.
Mentored by T Bone Burnett in the '90s, he's gone on to work with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Glen Hansard and more. The singer-songwriter and producer performs live.
Hear a live performance of songs from Laura and Lydia Rogers' new album, You Don't Own Me Anymore.
With only an acoustic guitar in hand, Annie Clark pulls off an in-studio performance in spades.
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.
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