World Cafe

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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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Some say the glass of 2018 is one-quarter empty; others say it's three-quarters full. We say, "Wow, we've had some incredible artists perform in 2018."
The incredibly talented producer and musician calls on the likes of Lana Del Rey and Conor Oberst for his latest album Rare Birds. Hear a live performance in this session.
A record shop discovery led to the rebirth of Hailu's career, which includes his latest album called Lala Belu.
Watch the Portland singer-songwriter perform a new song inside WXPN's World Cafe studios in Philadelphia.
It's hard not to smile when watching Brett Dennen do his thing. Get a look inside his live World Cafe performance of tunes from his latest EP, 'Let's....
Hear a live studio performance from the platinum-selling band, whose generosity onstage makes the music business seem like the service industry.
Lead singer/guitarist, Colin Meloy, talks about where the band's new sound came from and surprises you'll hear on the record.
A wide-ranging conversation about long-term sobriety, DJ'ing children's parties, and why at 52 years old, the musician has no desire to tour again.
With a gentle voice and deeply insightful songwriting, the Tennessee native has been a standout among the city's folk and Americana artists for years.
The duo comprised of Mary Bragg and Becky Warren deliver songs of nerdy solidarity on the new album Comeback.
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