World Cafe

Join us for our next Live from World Cafe Live, this time from the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware,  as Ani

Join us for a special acoustic Live from World Cafe Live as 3 members of Midlake perform a live midday concert on Friday.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the guest list for the week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Her new record, The River & The Thread, is inspired by Rosanne Cash's Southern roots.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Following the overwhelming success of Icelandic artist Ásgeir's debut in his home country, the translated album, In the Silence, has been released in the States.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Different Radio has live coverage of SXSW! Join us at WRUR.ORG for live coverage!

Swing revival stalwarts Roomful of Blues join us live for our Friday concert. 

  Blending traditional blues motifs with big band attitude, Roomful of Blues are five-time Grammy nominees with a discography that reaches back forty years.

Annie Clark, better known to fans by her stage name St. Vincent, joins us for a live Friday concert next Free at Noon. The New York experimental rocker is a master of moods, a stunning arranger and an accomplished guitarist. Her new self-titled album is out on February 24th , and can be heard this week on NPR Music's First Listen.

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson joins us for this week's Live from World Cafe Live Concert. He is credited with reviving the Laurel Canyon sound of the late 60's, both in his work as a solo artist and his collaborations as a producer and guest musician with the likes of Father John Misty, Maria Taylor, Dawes and more. 

   A connecting force in the southern California music scene, Wilson has released four solo albums since the mid-2000's; his most recent outing, Fanfare, came out in October 2013 and featured contributions from David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Jackson Browne.

Today on World Cafe: Next, we feature a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, has been described as "the Jimi Hendrix of the kora" for the way he electrifies the 21-string African harp. Joe Driscoll is an American living in England; he's a rapper, beat-boxer and loop-maker.

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Join us at noon as Malian music collective Tinariwen performs a live midday concert on Friday.

We made 20 stellar World Cafe in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.

To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title.