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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.


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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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  1. Heavy Rotation: September Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's list of songs includes upbeat folk from Gruff Rhys, an electronica cut from Octo Octa, and a new track from Cigarettes After Sex. More....
  2. Heavy Rotation: Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    On this month's Heavy Rotation, hear music from Raphael Saadiq, Nick Lowe, Veronica Swift and more. More....
  3. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    There are some new-comers on the music scene, and our NPR Music member stations have curated a list of some highlights for your playlists. More....
  4. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Check out fresh new sounds from Johnny Polygon, Lana Del Rey, The Suitcase Junket and more. More....
  5. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Featuring Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's duet with blues legend Buddy Guy, Ani DiFranco, Rhiannon Giddens and more. More....
  6. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    On this month's Heavy Rotation, hear the latest songs from Ari Lennox, Anderson .Paak, Ben Kweller, Y La Bamba and more. More....
  7. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Hear SOAK's disco-ball beat that won't quit, Faye Webster's breezy soliloquy and a raspy battle cry from Mavis Staples. More....
  8. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Listen to some newfound favorites, including an epic piano anthem by Florence + The Machine, an acoustic drive-by ballad from Oshima Brothers plus Kehlani's sassy new dance-floor bop. More....
  9. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    A new collaboration from Karen O and Danger Mouse, a fresh new beat from French producer FKJ and a new single from Jack White's The Raconteurs are among this month's favorites.  More....
  10. Heavy Rotation: Songs Public Radio Couldn't Stop Playing In 2018
    Heavy Rotation has been your guide to the best music on public radio all year long. Now we look back on the top track from each month in 2018.  More....