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World Cafe Archives

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


In our World Cafe First Times series, we'll dig into our archives to hear some very early performances from artists destined for big, big things.
We've chosen 30 artists who are 30 years old or younger thtat we believe are poised to be the next generation of World Cafe stars. Each week, we'll reveal one of the artists on that list.
Sleater-Kinney's new album is the first they produced themselves, the first without Janet Weiss and amidst the backdrop of wildfires, pandemic and protests.
World Cafe playlists from 1991 were strong on singers and songwriters, including: Uncle Tupelo, Loreena McKennit, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt, Kirsty McColl, Marc Cohn and Tom Petty.
At 10 a.m. ET on Oct. 14, 1991, the original World Cafe host David Dye and a small production staff launched the very first Cafe.
Every song on Stevens the album is connected with a movie, inspired by late nights watching films during a month-long stay in upstate New York.
While the pandemic has been immeasurably difficult, there were also some silver linings for Lukas Nelson – like getting to spend more time with family.
The World Cafe caught up with Chris Vos and Alex Stiff from the band to talk about the new faces working on their latest album.
Jam & Lewis are the duo behind a ton of R&B hits from stars like Usher, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige and more. And boy do they have some stories to tell!
In this session, enjoy a mini-set and conversation with Pachyman, who's love for dub is infectious.
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