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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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Philadelphia, PA

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NPR

WXPN

Description:

WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

Language:

English


Episodes

On 'Glowing In The Dark,' Django Django Explore Evolution And Escapism

6/16/2021
Today on World Cafe, David Maclean and Vincent Neff of Django Django talk about what inspires their ever-evolving sound.

Duration:00:25:09

The Culture Corner: The Beastie Boys' Pledge To Tibetan Independence, 25 Years Later

6/15/2021
Not only did the Tibetan Freedom Concert kick off a series of benefit shows, raising money and awareness for the cause, but it also marked a shift for the Beastie Boys as a group.

Duration:00:19:05

Celeste On 'Hear My Voice' And The Pressures Of Success

6/14/2021
In today's World Cafe, British R&B star Celeste performs and talks about writing her Oscar-nominated song "Hear My Voice."

Duration:00:35:43

On 'Who By Fire,' First Aid Kit Stage A Love Letter To Leonard Cohen

6/11/2021
It takes a whole lot of courage to dedicate an entire tribute album and live concert to a master of songwriting and performance. On their live tribute album to Leonard Cohen, Who By Fire, First Aid Kit is up for the task.

Duration:00:18:10

Samantha Crain Thought She'd Never Make Music Again

6/7/2021
Samantha Crain rose above a string of misfortune to release a celebrated album in 2020, called A Small Death – and is back this year with a fabulous new EP, I Guess We Live Here Now.

Duration:00:37:41

On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues

5/28/2021
The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the they got interested in hill country blues.

Duration:00:20:06

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard On Making Microtonal Music During A Pandemic

5/27/2021
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie shares new music and knowledge on microtonal music.

Duration:00:23:12

Message Music: Michael Mwesno Dives Deep Into The Meaning Of Music

5/20/2021
Michael Mwenso guides us in exploring the deeper meaning of music, including tracks by Aretha Franklin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Ethel Waters.

Duration:00:11:05

The Culture Corner: The Matrix Of Kraftwerk's 'Computer World' 40 Years On

5/18/2021
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, John Morrison revisits Kraftwerk's Computer World and its importance then and now.

Duration:00:11:30

How The Flaming Lips Bring The Warmth Of Concerts To Crowds, Despite The Pandemic

5/17/2021
The Flaming Lips are finding ways to bring grand, life-affirming live performances to audiences in a time when those comforts might be needed more than ever.

Duration:00:40:29

Unreleased Tony Joe White Songs Are Brought To Live, After His Death

5/14/2021
Hear how Tony Joe's son, Jody, took those songs to Dan Auerbach and how they, together, released a new album, Smoke From The Chimney.

Duration:00:14:51

Have You Heard Stephanie Lambring's 'Autonomy'? You Should

5/12/2021
The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing short of a coming-of-age tour de force.

Duration:00:30:56

Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It

5/11/2021
The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.

Duration:00:27:41

The Weather Station Takes Us Inside The Songs Of 'Ignorance'

5/7/2021
With The Weather Station's fifth album, Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman's lyricism is as sharp as ever, but she's also expanded her sound, leaving the purely folk realm to explore more experimental territory.

Duration:00:40:41

Meet Tamar Aphek, The Israeli Guitarist Who Plays 'Jazz & Roll'

5/6/2021
The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.

Duration:00:26:27

No-No Boy Weaves Family And Other Immigrant Stories Into Catchy Folk Songs

5/5/2021
Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates his own family history, including the experiences of his Vietnamese mother.

Duration:00:42:59

Get Familiar With Elizabeth King's Long Journey

4/30/2021
Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the strength and power to persevere at 78 years old.

Duration:00:27:08

Rickie Lee Jones Shares The Soundtrack To Her Youth

4/28/2021
Rickie Lee Jones opens up about the stories and characters of her own story in her new memoir.

Duration:00:54:13

Loretta Lynn Transforms Classic Songs On 'Still Woman Enough'

4/26/2021
The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th studio album.

Duration:00:21:35

Jon Batiste Can't Keep His Fingers Off The Piano

4/23/2021
Joining us from The Late Show studio, Batiste spontaneously starts playing piano during a conversation about his role on the show, composing for the Disney/Pixar film Soul, and his own latest album.

Duration:00:26:14