World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

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

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In this episode of World Cafe, Tom Scharpling talks about his memoir, It Never Ends, and the way music — including how his desire to be part of something: a band, a joke, anything — has shaped his life.
This August, NPR member stations bring you a mix of the most popular songs on their airwaves, featuring music from Arlo Parks, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus and more.
Inspired by a memory of Rodrigo Amarante's father asking the young singer-songwriter — as a child — to cut his hair, Drama is the perfect slice of lush, tropical jazz-inspired pop.
Songwriting is a craft. No one follows through on that promise more than Jackson Browne.
With the pandemic initiating a much needed break from touring, Tank and the Bangas frontperson Tarriona Ball finds the time to debut her poetry book, Vulnerable AF.
Home Video is a collection of personal moments from Lucy Dacus' life, translated into song by way of her vulnerable, honest lyricism.
The actor's debut album is a collection of hymns, reinterpreted by him and guest artists like Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton and TJ Osborne.
Exploring the sounds of his youth — with soul and punk music at the core — was exactly what singer-songwriter George Lewis Jr. needed to do.
You might wonder why Hiss Golden Messenger's new album is called Quietly Blowing It — because bandleader M.C. Taylor has not been blowing it at all.
For every time that someone succeeds by following certain markers, there's someone who succeeds by following their own light. Brittney Spencer is the latter.
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