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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 (1987)

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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!

Buy it now here or at these local retailers.

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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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A live performance from the formidable guitarist and his Solar Motel Band.
From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, hear a live set blending traditional bomba and plena with salsa, Latin jazz and lots of percussion.
The band's first album following a 10-year hiatus features everything that made it great - the meeting of fuzzed-out indie rock and the lo-fi psychedelia of video games.
The singer-songwriter possesses one of those voices that can make a rowdy arena crowd go silent- and then leap to its feet.
In our interview with Led Zeppelin's lead singer, we talk about the many musical chapters in his life, including his latest album, Carry Fire.
The Afghan Whigs' new album, In Spades, explores memory and time, and lead singer Greg Dulli visited World Cafe to reflect on both.
Listen to the prolific songwriter perform at World Cafe Live and speak with host Talia Schlanger about his latest album, Gathering.
Mancari offers stories of wandering and homecoming, colored by a determination to live, artistically, beyond the gender boundaries usually imposed on female artists.
Songwriter Sam Beam returns to the Cafe for a solo set in front of a live audience.
Listen to a session recorded at Sound Stage Studios with longtime partner Gillian Welch.
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