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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.
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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!



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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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With a career defined by his stint as one of the most lovable bandleaders on late-night TV, Shaffer now brings The World's Most Dangerous Band to World Cafe for a performance and interview.
The young singer-songwriter performs music from her ghostly, sophisticated debut, created while she was living in a 200-year-old Gothic home in Virginia.
This punchy, powerful band features up to nine members onstage at any given time. Hear a live performance and an interview with co-founders Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen.
The alt-rock icons played a show at World Cafe Live in May. Listen back to a set that includes "Where Is My Mind" and "Caribou."
Crutchfield's solo debut, Tourist In This Town, sees her confronting endings and changes. She tells that story and performs a few songs live for World Cafe.
Tight, angular, surprising melodies leap from this band of Minnesota 20-somethings on its debut full-length. Hear the World Cafe session.
Listen to the band's four-song set during a recent visit to Philadelphia.
After forming in the '90s, the New England jam band broke up in 2004. Now, it's back in its original form, with new tunes and old favorites. Hear a live World Cafe performance and interview.
Though still in her 20s, the fiddler and singer-songwriter has been plying her trade in Nashville for a decade and a half. She talks singing with her siblings and her Jack White-produced solo debut.
Formed out of friendship, the trio blends a love of noise with powerful melodicism and a knack for capturing the ups and downs of millennial life.
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