World Cafe

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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
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World Cafe with David Dye

The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN
Monday through Friday at 2pm ET.

The World Cafe with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country with live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists. This acclaimed program, distributed nationally to over 200 stations across the country through NPR Music, is produced by WXPN in Philadelphia.

Sense of Place Rio Kicked off with The Roots of Samba

Our Sense Of Place series traveled to South America for sessions recorded in both Salvador and Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Check out the archive of live performances, videos, photo gallery, an interactive map, plus a walking tour of Rio de Janeiro at Sense of Place: Rio.

"Nashville's rock and indie scene is not a secret anymore." ~ David Dye World Cafe and David Dye visited Nashville with a week-long Sense of Place series focusing on the new talent in Music City. Check out the videos, photo gallery, interactive map, and listen to the live sessions featuring Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Caitlin Rose, Moon Taxi, Leagues, Elizabeth Cook, and more. Sense of Place: Nashville!

World Cafe has also visited the vibrant music city of Dublin - with Glen Hansard, the Academy Award–winning songwriter and actor from the film Once and the leader of Irish group The Frames. Portland - the Mecca for all things indie, Memphis, New Orleans and Havana! Browse and experience these cities and get a taste of the local music scene. Sense of Place series is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.

Latin Roots - a bi-weekly series on World Cafe made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Join David Dye as he explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all on Latin Roots.

World Cafe Celebrated 20 Years on WXPN! - Relive the World Cafe 20th Anniversary Celebration. Concerts including live performances from Amos Lee, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, Rhett Miller, and Tedeschi Trucks Band! Plus The Jayhawks, and Ani DiFranco. Photo galleries, free downloads, and more. You can find it all in the World Cafe 20th Archives!

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World Cafe Words and Music

World Cafe Words & Music from WXPN

Live performance and interview podcast featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

World Cafe: Next

World Cafe: Next

A weekly podcast featuring independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music

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