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Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:00 AM
David Dye

Since 1991, World Cafe has showcased contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend of blues, rock, folk and alternative country. David Dye hosts the program from member station WXPN in Philadelphia. Each show centers on David's "performance chat" with a featured artist or band.

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World Cafe
3:52 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Latin Roots: Jovem Guarda

Erasmo Carlos.
Courtesy of the artist

A revolutionary Brazilian music and arts movement in 1960s Brazil, Tropicalia gave the world the initial offerings of superstars Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes and others. Today on Latin Roots, Ernesto Lechner discusses another Brazilian movement from the mid-'60s: Jovem Guarda. While Tropicalia drew on Brazilian influences, the artists of Jovem Guarda were more directly influenced by The Beatles and music from abroad.

Hear Lechner's Jovem Guarda Spotify playlist on this page.

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World Cafe
3:44 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

JJ Grey & Mofro On World Cafe

JJ Grey.
Kelsey Stanger WXPN

JJ Grey lives in Northern Florida on what used to be his family's pecan farm — a perfect place for a band like Mofro to practice in solitude. It's in the Northern Florida/Georgia sweet spot for soul singers, another way it's ideal for Grey.

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World Cafe
1:13 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

New Madrid On World Cafe

New Madrid.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:00 am

The Athens, Ga., indie-rock band New Madrid has released two albums, including last year's Sunswimmer, since forming in 2012. The group members acquired a space far enough outside town that they could live together and work on their songs in relative privacy. This allows them to get inspired by Athens' music scene and run home to jam and explore new ideas in the middle of the night.

On this episode of World Cafe, the band performs a few of its songs and discusses its name and history.

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World Cafe
1:36 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Kishi Bashi On World Cafe

Kishi Bashi.
Rich McKie WXPN

Kishi Bashi, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi, creates an otherworldly musical experience. On this episode of World Cafe, a string quartet joins Ishibashi to translate arrangements he often plays solo, looping his parts into complex arrangements.

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World Cafe
1:20 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

World Cafe Next: Feufollet

Feufollet.
Allison Bohl Dehart Courtesy of the artist

The Lafayette, La., band Feufollet is this week's World Cafe: Next artist. The title of its new album, Two Universes, contains multiple references: the French and English language and culture of Southwest Louisiana, the band's two songwriters (Chris Stafford and Kelli Jones-Savoy), and Feufollet's willingness to straddle the worlds of pop and traditional Cajun music. Hear and download two of its songs on this page.

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