World Cafe

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In this episode of Message Music, Michael Mwenso looks back on America's biggest gift to music — country — and a handful of Black artists responsible for integrating the genre.
Despite creating art from trauma, Russell is strengthened by love, connection and creation.
In this episode of World Cafe, Shirley Manson of Garbage discusses the band's new album No Gods No Masters and being a woman in an industry known for being hostile toward them.
Since Tower of Power's beginning, founding member Emilio Castillo has been there. To celebrate the band's 50th anniversary, it is releasing a recording of a live concert in the band's hometown.
Tom Holkenborg, also known as EDM producer Junkie XL, is one of the biggest names in film score composing today.
In this episode of World Cafe, Rostam discusses his new record Changephobia, which was inspired by a quiet conversation the artist had with a stranger on a park bench.
Composed of four songs that connect and flow into each other, Butter Miracle Suite One poses new territory for Counting Crows songwriter and lead singer Adam Duritz.
The Zimbabwean-American artist offers a unique perspective on the world, including on how she'd like to see it change.
The dreaded "sophomore slump" is no more - featuring Nirvana, Prince and Björk, World Cafe shares a playlist of those who have not only avoided the dreaded label, but transcended it.
In this session, frontman Ben Schneider joins World Cafe to take us into the fictional world his band created for a new record, talk about what inspired it and share a few songs.
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