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Leif Vollebekk On World Cafe

Monday, February 27, 2017

The singer-songwriter's music evokes a nighttime Nick Drake drenched in blue. Hear the interview and performance.


Robert Randolph On World Cafe

Monday, February 27, 2017

The steel guitarist digs into the history of sacred steel music, from its pioneers to his mentors.


Oscars Weekend LISTening: Take Our Movie Music Challenge

Friday, February 24, 2017

Movie buffs, gather around. How many films can you name based on the iconic songs they featured?


Agnes Obel On World Cafe

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

With an army of strings backing up heavy lyrics, the Danish songwriter's session might just give you the shivers.


Sex Pistols' Steve Jones On World Cafe

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jones shares stories from his raw, honest and heartfelt new memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.


Arkells On World Cafe

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Canadian band's sunny pop-rock spirit turns every rock show — whether in a college dive bar or a sold-out arena — into a dance party.


The Couple That Plays Together: World Cafe's Top 10 Musical Couples

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feel the love this Valentine's Day with these World Cafe sessions featuring lovebirds who are also bandmates.


What's The Deal With The Grammys' Best New Artist Category?

Friday, February 10, 2017

World Cafe investigates how some past Best New Artist winners fared in their subsequent careers. It's not always pretty.


Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The "Black Man In A White World" singer discusses his bicultural upbringing and the ways in which his music and his identity intersect.


For Groundhog Day, Hear Public Radio's Records On Repeat

Thursday, February 02, 2017

If you had to wake up to the same record every day for the rest of your life, a la Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, what would it be? Public-radio hosts weigh in.


Aurora On World Cafe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This self-described "weird kid" from a tiny farm in Norway writes songs that'll make you cry. Hear the performance and conversation.


Ty Segall On World Cafe

Monday, January 30, 2017

The prolific and unpredictable rocker has just released a new, self-titled album. Hear a conversation and live performance.


Weekend LISTening: Rock Goes To The Symphony

Saturday, January 21, 2017

World Cafe revisits magical moments in music history when orchestras have starred in rock recordings.


Foxygen On World Cafe

Friday, January 20, 2017

Eleven musicians squeeze into the World Cafe studio to recreate some of the danceable splendor of the band's new album, Hang.


Latin Roots: Edna Vazquez

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Banished from Mexico by her family, Vazquez fought long and hard to earn respect as a female mariachi musician.


Songs We Love: Becca Stevens, 'Queen Mab'

Thursday, January 19, 2017

With lyrics lifted from Mercutio's speech in Romeo And Juliet, Stevens tangles beauty with terror in a way that would give Shakespeare the shivers.


The Shelters On World Cafe

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Heavy rock 'n' roll chops earned the California band the keys to Tom Petty's studio and a tour with Mudcrutch.


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.