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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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In her World Cafe session, the young singer-songwriter takes the opportunity to reintroduce herself on her own terms, with creative force and an abundance of joy.
Gray's voice still sounds as glorious, distinct and beautiful as it did when he broke through the mainstream with 1998's White Ladder.
The rules of musical gravity don't apply for the spirited saxophonist, composer and producer.
Where Manchester rock band WU LYF skirted a continuum of post-rock and art-rock, the new song by its former member is quite the opposite sound.
The Austin native's latest album This Land incorporates punk, soul and even hip-hop.
The Lumineers cellist left the band this past fall. In January, she officially struck out on her own with a solo album, Rattlesnake.
She's a political activist and a rock star. In this session, hear lots of music and legendary stories from Mavis Staples.
Ruby, Macy Gray's latest album, brings many similarities to her last, The Id. It's funny and funky, never saccharine, always uplifting.
Her songs are poetic and political, steeped in both punk and cabaret, and sung in a voice that blends Eartha Kitt's cool with Nina Simone's fury.
Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste, New Yorker writer Briana Younger and NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael join World Cafe for a spirited conversation on the black creators shaping the future of music.
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