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Monday, January 16, 2017
Listen to the blues legend share his memories of the powerful message Dr. King delivered when they met.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tucked in alongside wailing guitars and warbling synths, frontman Gavin Gardiner shares a powerful story about sexual abuse.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Olsen's latest album, My Woman, made a number of best-of-2016 lists — and shatters any wrongful assumptions anyone may have made about her melancholy tendencies.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Happy holidays? More like Sappy Bawlidays. If Christmas sends you down the chimney of despair, these 10 of the season's saddest ditties will meet you there.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Feeling a little jingle belled out? Here's your musical stocking stuffer — plus a holiday bedtime story.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
World Cafe's contributing host shines a spotlight on the brilliant artists who provided the soundtrack to an eventful year.
Monday, December 19, 2016
The Moscow-born singer turns back to her roots for her latest record, Remember Us To Life. Hear her tell the stories behind the songs and perform an old Russian lullaby.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The prolific guitarist performs songs from his latest album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, which showcases his subtle humor and stellar fingerpicking.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Calle 13 singer and rapper Ileana Cabra has gone solo. Hear a live set recorded at Philadelphia's NuevoFest.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Naoko Yamano of the pioneering Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife recommends some of her favorite rising stars from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Friday, December 09, 2016
After 35 years, the three women who make up this Japanese band have cemented their status as cult heroes and pop-punk icons.
Monday, December 05, 2016
The natural-born fiddler performs songs from a new album born just a few days before her daughter.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
It's a pop-culture phenomenon: The people of Mexico love Morrissey. A lot. Hear a set from the band that's giving the Smiths singer's music a Latin makeover.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ease into the season of "best-of" lists with a handful of standout tracks from 2016: five retro-sounding, five cutting-edge.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Brooklyn-to-Nashville transplant combines humor and pizzazz with monster guitar chops on his new record, Silver Tears.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
For your long holiday weekend, enjoy a playlist of 10 musical families you might not mind talking tofurkey with.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The octogenarian blues legend proves he can still funk with the best of them in this session.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
We've heard a lot and said a lot this week. Get some soothing relief with this playlist of instrumental tracks.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Producer Ian Brennan joins World Cafe to discuss his return to Malawi, where he's recorded the music of inmates at a maximum-security prison.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
This election's youngest voters were born in 1998. So were these records, which all turn 18 this year. (Feeling old yet?)