World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

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



The daughter of Bobby McFerrin, Madison is like a hypnotist: She creates expansive, atmospheric grooves that grow and bloom, layer by layer.
Gilfillian just released his debut full-length album that showcases his range of influences, from Hendrix to Al Green to Afrobeat, inspired by a recent trip to South Africa.
David Wax Museum and Lowland Hum invite you to shut your eyes for an immersive listening experience.
Led by Michael Coleman, the Charlottesville-based collective writes songs that bring people, ideas and musical styles together.
David Wax and Suz Slezak take us on a walk through the city they love and share how they met and what happened when the Unite the Right rally came to Charlottesville.
The University of Virginia senior grew up surrounded by music thanks to her mom, who works as a music therapist, and her brothers, who played in area bands.
Ever wonder how a marching band chooses songs, or how hundreds of musicians can be so perfectly coordinated? Today we find out with the Cavalier Marching Band.
JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion's voices are so perfectly in sync that when you hear them sing together, you'd almost think it's one single voice.
Steeped in roots music, The Wood Brothers found inspiration for the group's seventh studio album during improv sessions.
In this session, Jeff Goldblum joins me to talk about the assortment of famous guest vocalists he brought together for the project – and he somehow manages to get me to speak French. We kick off the session with the opening track from the new album, featuring Sharon Van Etten on vocals.
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