World Cafe

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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.

World Cafe Archives

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


What adds to Lido's Polaris Prize and Grammy award-winning resume is her ability to command the stage as a live performer.
While you've maybe never heard of them here in America, in the German-language indie rock world, Von Wegen Lisbeth are pretty big deal.
What happens when you write an album — Mattiel's latest, Georgia Gothic — in seclusion? Where does it lead? To Jeff Goldblum, of course! Hear a live mini-concert in this session of World Cafe.
World Cafe kicks off its Sense of Place: Berlin series with a session with local trio Shybits, featuring a live performance and interview from local rock club 8MM Bar.
It might surprise you to know that when Bob Marley was making the internationally beloved album, things weren't very relaxing at all.
Throughout her trailblazing career, Joan Jett defied peoples' expectations of what a woman could do in music — both as an artist and as a businessperson.
A signature series from WXPN, Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans features live music, theatre events and an audio documentary.
A major change for the band taken during the pandemic showed the group's willingness to make concessions to their aspirations.
Their latest album, Iré, was released in January and features a rhythmic foundation rooted in Afro-Caribbean transcendence, bewildering chants, booming drums and psychedelic distortion.
Written during the pandemic, Van Etten's latest album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong, is an intimate and moving collection of songs that are stronger because of how they all fit together.
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