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World Cafe is a two-hour long, nationally syndicated music radio program that originates from WXPN, a non-commercial station licensed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The program began in 1991 and was originally distributed by Public Radio International. Since 2005, the show has been distributed by NPR. Hosted by David Dye, World Cafe features live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists. The program's format covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, including indie rock, folk, hard rock, singer-songwriter, alt-country, and world music. The program produces two weekly podcasts containing interviews and information about musical performers: "World Cafe Words and Music," which features more established singers and bands, and "World Cafe Next," which highlights emerging artists.

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Playlist

March 29, 2012

7:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 AM
Slippery People
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:06 AM
Dawned on Me
Artist : Wilco
Album : The Whole Love
Composer :
Label : dBpm Records
7:09 AM
Walk Out
Artist : Matthew Sweet
Album : 100% Fun
Composer :
Label : SBME Special Market
7:13 AM
Que Onda Guero
Artist : Beck
Album : Guero
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:16 AM
Gangsta
Artist : TuneYards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:18 AM
You Yes You
Artist : TuneYards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Caf¿
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:28 AM
Gangsta
Artist : TuneYards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 AM
Doorstep
Artist : TuneYards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 AM
My Country
Artist : TuneYards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:46 AM
Turn Left
Artist : Little Dragon
Album : Little Dragon
Composer :
Label : Peacefrog Records
7:47 AM
L.E.S. Artistes
Artist : Santogold
Album : Creator/L.E.S. Artistes
Composer :
Label : Downtown Recordings
7:51 AM
Helena Beat
Artist : Foster the People
Album : Torches
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:56 AM
Mind’s Eye
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquest Of Josh Ritter
Composer :
Label : Signature Sounds
7:58 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 AM
You Are A Tourist
Artist : Death Cab for Cutie
Album : Codes and Keys
Composer :
Label : Atlantic/Wea
8:04 AM
Honolulu Blues
Artist : Craig Finn
Album : Clear Heart Full Eyes
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
8:09 AM
Don’t Cry No Tears
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Zuma
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
8:11 AM
Miss K
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Divine Providence
Composer :
Label : Partisan
8:15 AM
Shimmer
Artist : Shawn Mullins
Album : Soul's Core
Composer :
Label : SBME Special Market
8:19 AM
The Circle Married the Line
Artist : Feist
Album : Metals
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
8:23 AM
One Of One
Artist : Atlantic/Pacific
Album : Meet Your New Love
Composer :
Label : No Sleep Records
8:23 AM
Keep You Right
Artist : Blind Pilot
Album : We Are The Tide
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
8:27 AM
Every Night is Friday Night (Without You)
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : The Grand Theatre Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:30 AM
My Girl Josephine
Artist : Fats Domino
Album : The Fat Man (disc 2)
Composer :
Label : Goldies Records
8:32 AM
Marie Marie
Artist : The Blasters
Album : Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings
Composer :
Label : EMI/Capitol
8:34 AM
Bad As Me
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:37 AM
Boats and Trains
Artist : Stornoway
Album : Beachcomber's Windowsill
Composer :
Label : 4AD / ADA
8:39 AM
Quicksand
Artist : Grace Woodroofe
Album : Always Want
Composer :
Label : Universal
8:44 AM
It’s The Nighttime
Artist : Josh Rouse
Album : Nashville
Composer :
Label : Slow River Records
8:48 AM
Change the Sheets
Artist : Kathleen Edwards
Album : Voyageur
Composer :
Label : Rounder
8:52 AM
Back Down South
Artist : Kings of Leon
Album : Come around Sundown
Composer :
Label : RCA

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World Cafe
2:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Shawn Colvin On World Cafe

Shawn Colvin.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin is a contemporary folk legend. Colvin started playing guitar at the age 10 and went on to cut her teeth on the folk circuits of Illinois and San Francisco before moving on to the Fast Folk cooperative of Greenwich Village in New York City. During her solo music career, Colvin has appeared in off-Broadway shows and episodes of television shows such as The Simpsons and Treme.

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World Cafe
3:54 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Mariachi El Bronx On World Cafe

Mariachi El Bronx.
Courtesy of Ashley Maile

Los Angeles-based Mariachi El Bronx started out as a punk band called The Bronx, but that was before its members discovered a collective love for Mexican folk music. The group fell hard for mariachi, and when faced with playing an acoustic punk rock set for a TV show, they decided to fully embrace that new direction and start a Mexican-flavored side project.

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World Cafe: Latin Roots
3:53 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Latin Roots: More To Mariachi Than You Think

Rana Santacruz.
Adam Cohen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:53 am

Chicago-based music journalist Catalina Maria Johnson curates this 14th installment of World Cafe's "Latin Roots" music series. The bilingual and bicultural journalist is of half-Swedish and half-Mexican descent, and grew up in two different cities with the name St. Louis — one in Missouri, and the other, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She writes in Spanish and English for publications such as HOY, Revista Contratiempo, Gozamos and Nat Geo Music.

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World Cafe
1:26 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Bear In Heaven On World Cafe

Bear in Heaven.
Shawn Brackbill

Bear in Heaven, the brainchild of Jon Philpot, spent the winter trimming down (from a quartet to a trio) and stocking up, releasing its third album I Love You, It's Cool this spring. To promote the record, Philpot posted it in its entirety on the band's website, but not before slowing the audio down 400,000 times. At its original tempo, Bear in Heaven's music is at once ambient and energized, resonating in synth-driven waves that swell and pulse through an electric sea.

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World Cafe
12:21 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Megan Reilly On World Cafe

Megan Reilly.
Jason Creps

Originally from Memphis but a resident of New York City for the past decade or so, singer-songwriter Megan Reilly has a fan in Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, who helped her get her original record deal. Ever since, Reilly's country-inflected soft rock has evolved further into pop territory since her 2002 debut Arc of Tessa and 2006's Let Your Ghost Go.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Next: Family Band

Family Band.
Andrea Gentl
  • Hear two new songs by Family Band

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World Cafe
1:24 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Norah Jones On World Cafe

Norah Jones.
Autumn de Wilde

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 4:53 pm

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones has been a star since the 2002 release of her debut album, Come Away With Me, which sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and won eight Grammys. Her success hasn't let up: Subsequent releases have all reached gold or platinum status.

Jones' fifth album, Little Broken Hearts, came out in May, and was recorded with producer Danger Mouse. Here, Jones sits down with World Cafe's David Dye to discuss her creative process.

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World Cafe
2:28 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Lucero On World Cafe

Lucero.
Brantley Guiterrez

Lucero — bright star in Spanish — has been creating quality punk-inflected country since the late '90s. Hailing from Memphis, frontman Ben Nichols gives the act a gruff Southern twang with both his voice and his guitar. Since the release of 2001's eponymous debut, Lucero has recorded five more studio albums and plays an impressive 200 shows a year in the U.S. and Canada.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Neil Young On World Cafe

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Neil Young's dozens of albums and myriad side projects showcase his incredible range and stylistic flexibility. His music has gone from the soft folk of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the loud, raucous rock of Crazy Horse.

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World Cafe
12:19 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Rodney Crowell And Mary Karr On World Cafe

Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 12:29 pm

Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, released last month, is a collaboration between a best-selling author and a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Karr and Crowell sing songs about growing up in Texas in the '50s, material they've each grappled with in their own work. Karr's best-selling memoir The Liar's Club deals with themes of family, love and loss.

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World Cafe
4:02 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Next: Japandroids

Japandroids.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 4:31 pm

Before Japandroids reached the popularity they've earned today, guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse had to endure some ups and downs. In the beginning, the duo gave up the search for a lead vocalist and third member, deciding instead to split vocal duties. This turn of events ended up affecting the band's dual but equal decision-making process — even the band's name is a hodgepodge of ideas from each member.

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World Cafe
1:32 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

M. Ward On World Cafe

M. Ward.
Courtesy of the artist

In recent years, indie-folk singer-songwriter M. Ward has dabbled in the retro pop sounds of She and Him with Zooey Deschanel and joined forces with Conor Oberst and Jim James in Monsters of Folk.

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Latin Roots: The Trajectory Of Tango

Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla performs in France in July 1986.
STF Courtesy of AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 9:24 am

For World Cafe's 13th episode of Latin Roots, Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner talks tango. Lechner was born and raised in Buenos Aires, which is widely regarded as the genre's birthplace.

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World Cafe
3:00 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

John Lydon On World Cafe

John Lydon (center right) of Public Image Ltd.
Courtesy of Paul Heartfield

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

Though John Lydon remains best known as Johnny Rotten, former lead singer of The Sex Pistols, his music career didn't end with the pioneering punk act's split in 1978. Lydon formed Public Image Ltd shortly thereafter and dropped his adopted stage name. Widely considered the first post-punk band, PiL experiments with a wide palette of sounds, including dub, rock and disco.

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World Cafe
3:03 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Third World On World Cafe

Third World.
Courtesy of Artist

Together nearly 30 years, the reggae band Third World is one Jamaica's most popular and decorated musical acts, with listeners around the world and 10 Grammy nominations to its name. Partly responsible for mainstreaming reggae music, the group formed in 1973 and built a solid following playing the Kingston reggae scene, making its debut at Jamaica's Independence Day celebration.

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