World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.


David Wax and Suz Slezak take us on a walk through the city they love and share how they met and what happened when the Unite the Right rally came to Charlottesville.
The University of Virginia senior grew up surrounded by music thanks to her mom, who works as a music therapist, and her brothers, who played in area bands.
Ever wonder how a marching band chooses songs, or how hundreds of musicians can be so perfectly coordinated? Today we find out with the Cavalier Marching Band.
JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion's voices are so perfectly in sync that when you hear them sing together, you'd almost think it's one single voice.
Steeped in roots music, The Wood Brothers found inspiration for the group's seventh studio album during improv sessions.
In this session, Jeff Goldblum joins me to talk about the assortment of famous guest vocalists he brought together for the project – and he somehow manages to get me to speak French. We kick off the session with the opening track from the new album, featuring Sharon Van Etten on vocals.
The co-frontman of the Philadelphia band Modern Baseball pulls in some of his former bandmates for a different sound in Slaughter Beach, Dog.
The band's new record, Half Moon Light, features sing-along choruses, hand-clapping rhythms and melodies that somehow sound familiar even on a first listen.
The duo poked fun at the genre when hosting the 2018 Americana Music Awards, but they hold a deep respect for its musical traditions. Their latest album, The Only Ones, continues to build on them.
The Canadian songwriter explains what it's like being a musician with synesthesia, meaning he can see sounds.
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