World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

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


Musically, 2015 was a heavyweight champion year: Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Adele, Drake and Chris Stapleton all released exceptional new albums.
AHI's third album, Prospect, is informed by the past but paving the present road toward the future.
In this session, Ben Bridwell takes us through the events that led to Things Are Great in his usual self-deprecating charm.
Hear the duo of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers perform a handful of singles from their new, debut self-titled album, live.
Burt's latest album, You, Yeah, You, builds on his previous work as he grows ever more sophisticated, empathetic and razor-sharp as a storyteller and musical philosopher.
The last few years, Buffalo Nichols' heart led him back to the blues, in the process releasing one of the beat blues albums in recent memory.
The foundation of the group remains, but they've added psychedelic- and stoner-rock influences in their latest album.
Starting Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, the World Cafe's 30th anniversary concerts will be streaming via NPR Live Sessions.
In Parquet Court's latest album, Sympathy For Life, The band brings in more synths, keyboards and dance than ever before.
The Colombian Canadian electronic musician is currently on tour, performing material from her recent 2021 Polaris Prize winning and Grammy nominated album, Miss Colombia.
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