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Bobby Rush Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Listen to the blues legend share his memories of the powerful message Dr. King delivered when they met.


Songs We Love: The Wooden Sky, 'Swimming In Strange Waters'

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tucked in alongside wailing guitars and warbling synths, frontman Gavin Gardiner shares a powerful story about sexual abuse.


Angel Olsen On World Cafe

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.


You Better Not Cry: The Sad Songs Of Christmas

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.


Hip For The Holidays: A World Cafe Playlist

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Feeling a little jingle belled out? Here's your musical stocking stuffer — plus a holiday bedtime story.


Talia Schlanger's Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

World Cafe's contributing host shines a spotlight on the brilliant artists who provided the soundtrack to an eventful year.


Regina Spektor On World Cafe

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.


Ryley Walker On World Cafe

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.


Latin Roots: iLe

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Calle 13 singer and rapper Ileana Cabra has gone solo. Hear a live set recorded at Philadelphia's NuevoFest.


Weekend LISTening: 5 Japanese Bands You Need To Hear

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.


Shonen Knife On World Cafe

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.


Amanda Shires On World Cafe

Monday, December 05, 2016

The natural-born fiddler performs songs from a new album born just a few days before her daughter.


Latin Roots: Mexrrissey

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.


Old-School, New-School: World Cafe's 2016 Jams

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.


Aaron Lee Tasjan On World Cafe

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Brooklyn-to-Nashville transplant combines humor and pizzazz with monster guitar chops on his new record, Silver Tears.


Weekend LISTening: Thanksgiving Family Jams

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

For your long holiday weekend, enjoy a playlist of 10 musical families you might not mind talking tofurkey with.


Bobby Rush On World Cafe

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The octogenarian blues legend proves he can still funk with the best of them in this session.


Weekend LISTening: No Words, Just Music

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.


Zomba Prison Project On World Cafe

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.


18 Albums Just Old Enough To Vote

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?)