World Cafe

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

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

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The not-so-thin Duke chatted about Berlin, glam rock and how a boring suburban childhood pushed him to seek out new ideas.
Pop punk, slacker rock, hip-hop, Brit pop, singers and songwriters: Musically, 1994 had it all.
Shad is an award-winning rapper, writer and host of the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution. In this session, we dig into Shad's new album and hear live performances.
Kiah talks music and history with Nashville correspondent Jessie Scott, exploring how she crafts lyrics from both lived and observed experiences.
NPR member stations share a mix of popular songs playing on their airwaves in October, including music from alt-J, Anderson .Paak, The Killers and more.
Timothy Showalter is one of those people who feels... and makes you feel, too, both in conversation, where he's earnest and generous and empathetic, and with his music.
Listen to a playlist of the best songs of 1993.
On today's Culture Corner, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison explores why Tom Tom Club's music has been so popular among producers and music samplers.
For the first time in over two decades, Fleck has returned to the genre with My Bluegrass Heart, an ambitious double album.
Hear My Morning Jacket perform songs from its self-titled album, recorded live at RCA Studio A in Nashville.
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