World Cafe

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

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The Doobie Brothers frontperson released covers of two iconic songs earlier this year that have had an unexpected resonance during the global COVID-19 pandemic and the wave of protests against police brutality.
The Canadian singer-songwriter traded her music career for a completely different life running a coffee shop until a Nashville experience brought her back to making music.
It's a Cafe crossover episode: Kathleen Edwards is back with Total Freedom, performing live from her own cafe, Quitters Coffee, with World Cafe's Raina Douris on site hosting live.
English's Wake UP! was not only influenced by the sounds of the '60s but by Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle, a critical text that examines what we do for attention.
Title tracks often capture the mood, vibe and direction of an album. From Paul Simon's "Graceland" to Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black," here's a playlist of the greatest title tracks.
The Chicks returns with Gaslighter, the trio's first album in 14 years. Today, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer talk about the album, their past and why they're still speaking out.
The Dirty Projectors jettisoned the traditional album format this year for a series of five EPs. Each one features one of the band members as lead vocalist and they all come together on the fifth.
The Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter from Kenya wrote and recorded his second album entirely during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Members of the Juno-award winning Canadian band talk about their new album, The Sun and Her Scorch, and play songs from it live.
The artist Mike Hadreas talks about his experience performing in a dance project with Kate Wallich, how that influenced his latest record and perform songs from Set My Heart On Fire Immediately.
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