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Gabriel Garzón-Montano On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The R&B singer's new record is intricate and organic. It's the sum of his many influences, including pop, cumbia and childhood days spent interrupting Philip Glass' practice sessions.


Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.


John Mayer On World Cafe

Friday, April 14, 2017

"Your true life exists in between the period of time where you stop being an ass and something kills you," Mayer says. "That's your life, and I just started my life."


Latin Roots: Chicano Batman

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Los Angeles quartet's music is funky and flavorful, with shades of psychedelic pop, soulful Latin swagger and Brazilian tropicalia. Hear a conversation and live performance.


Kristin Hersh On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In this session, the Throwing Muses frontwoman and author shares a few of her many compelling stories, including the tale of rescuing her kids from a burning tour bus.


Jens Lekman On World Cafe

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Swedish singer-songwriter's new album feels like going to a tropical roller disco with your therapist. Hear an interview and live performance.


Cameron Avery On World Cafe

Friday, April 07, 2017

In this session, hear a different sound than you're used to from Tame Impala's touring bassist, whose debut solo record was championed by Jackson Browne.


World Cafe Nashville: Steelism

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Nashville guitar-and-pedal-steel duo played a special session to help launch the World Cafe Nashville series late last year. Relive that performance.


Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The trauma of a near-death experience could have ended the rock veteran's career, but his latest album, Burn Something Beautiful, proves otherwise.


Jaime Wyatt On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Wyatt discusses the firsthand experience with incarceration that informed her album Felony Blues. "People get stuck in the system," she says. "I feel like that's a great injustice to our society."


Sting On World Cafe

Monday, April 03, 2017

In the midst of his 57th & 9th tour, Sting sits down in the studio with World Cafe's new full-time host, Talia Schlanger. Hear the full conversation and watch excerpts via VuHaus.


Rose Cousins On World Cafe

Monday, March 27, 2017

Travel from eastern Canada to Nashville and other cities opened the floodgates of inspiration for Cousins' new songs. Hear her perform in the studio.


Becca Stevens On World Cafe

Friday, March 24, 2017

The eclectic Brooklyn singer's new album, Regina, takes inspiration from Queens of all kinds — historical, mythological and the one led by Freddie Mercury.


Bell X1 On World Cafe

Monday, March 20, 2017

Over nearly two decades, the Irish band has mastered melodic indie pop that is bright, thoughtful and gracefully rough around the edges.


That '70s Week: Yacht Rock

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Sade: Are these classic artists "Yacht" or "Nyacht"? JD Ryznar and David B. Lyons, co-creators of the Yacht Rock web series, weigh in.


TGIRRD: Thank Goodness It's Record Release Day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

When music is distributed digitally — and available for advance streaming — what does record release day really mean? Plus, hear the latest additions to World Cafe's new-music playlist.


Latin Roots: Los Hacheros

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Signed to Daptone Records' new Latin imprint, the five-piece band blends The Dap-Kings' soul, fire and reverence with its own take on the golden era of Latin music.


Hurray For The Riff Raff On World Cafe

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Watch Alynda Segarra and her bandmates perform "Rican Beach" and hear a conversation about the band's new album, The Navigator.


Laura Marling On World Cafe

Friday, March 03, 2017

Hear the English folk-rock musician preview songs from her forthcoming album, Semper Femina — including the new single "Nothing, Not Nearly" — live in the studio.


Weekend LISTening: World Cafe's New Music Playlist

Friday, March 03, 2017

We're always on the hunt for the best new music to share with World Cafe listeners. Hear some of our latest picks.