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World Cafe Archives

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


The Roots frontman joins World Cafe to talk about his latest solo album.
Haiti's influence on one of America's most musical cities is explored in a new audio documentary, Kanaval, hosted by Leyla McCalla and produced by WXPN.
Frontman Grian Chatten discusses heightened expectations with World Cafe host Raina Douris.
'Black dog' is slang for depression. It's also the name of a breakout song from Arlo Parks, a song for the moment if there ever was one.
What's it like to have a song go viral on TikTok and rack up a half a billion plays on Spotify? Host Stephen Kallao talks with up and coming New Zealand artist Benee in this session.
TJ and John Osborne's music encompasses lots of interesting flavors, including blues, rock and bluegrass.
The National's lead singer set out to create something warm and welcoming on his new album, Serpentine Prison.
In this episode, Vile shares the story of how he got to work with his musical hero, John Prine.
Bill Callahan knows how to inhabit characters that make it easier to see yourself, or someone you know, in them. His latest album, Gold Record, is no exception.
From Talking Heads' first gig opening for The Ramones at CBGB to their last at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Frantz's' book is filled with incredible stories.
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