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Valerie June on World Cafe

Wednesday June 9th at 6pm
Valerie June says her songs are “little seeds to help keep people’s dreams alive.” Sound magical? It sort of is. Hear more about her latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, and learn what inspired her first book of poetry, which also came out this year, on the next World Cafe.

2021-06-10T10:50:16-04:00June 9th, 2021|World Cafe|

Samantha Crain on World Cafe

Monday June 7th at 6pm

Samantha Crain was in a series of car accidents that initially left her without the use of her hands. She couldn’t even pick up her guitar. But she overcame that adversity to release a new album and EP. Crain joins host Stephen Kallao to talk about how her experience led to some of the best work she’s ever done, on the next World Cafe.

2021-06-09T12:10:30-04:00June 7th, 2021|World Cafe|

Byron Gonzalez’s LatinX picks on World Cafe

Wednesday April 7th

We take a trip north on the next World Cafe, as Latin Roots correspondent Byron Gonzalez shares two of his favorite LatinX artists in Canada. One artist sings about her parents immigrating to Canada and the need for empathy for that experience, and the other you may have seen on Jimmy Fallon in the past –She had been slated to tour with Billie Eilish before the pandemic hit.

2021-04-08T15:08:26-04:00April 6th, 2021|World Cafe|

Fleet Foxes on World Cafe

Friday March 19th, 6-8pm

Robin Pecknold, leader of Fleet Foxes, was living in New York City and halfway through making the latest Fleet Foxes album, when Covid changed everything last Spring. At first, it was a struggle to work on the record, but then – thanks to a lot of time spent driving around in his car – the lyrics for the record started pouring out. On the next World Cafe, Pecknold talks about being creative in tough times, and we hear some live recordings of the songs.

2021-03-22T09:56:50-04:00March 19th, 2021|World Cafe|

Daniel Lanois on World Cafe

Wednesday March 17th, 6-8pm

Daniel Lanois is one of the most important producers of the last 50 years, working with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and countless others. On his latest solo album, Heavy Sun, he is the artist – creating gospel music with a decidedly modern twist. He’ll share live recordings and we’ll hear about his work on U2’s Achtung Baby and Peter Gabriel’s So.

2021-03-17T21:03:14-04:00March 17th, 2021|World Cafe|

Latin Roots Correspondent Byron Gonzalez on World Cafe

Tuesday March 16th, 6-8pm

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get moving! On the next World Cafe, Latin Roots Correspondent Byron Gonzalez stops by with some tunes that bring the beats to move your feets. Plus, you’ll hear new music from St. Vincent and Tash Sultana. That’s all included on this World Cafe.

2021-03-17T07:51:13-04:00March 16th, 2021|World Cafe|

Joy Oladokun on World Cafe

Friday February 26th, 2021

The song “Who Do I Turn To?” was a heartfelt plea, written by Joy Oladokun during the Black Lives Matter protests last summer. On the next World Cafe, she talks about why she was a little unsure at first about releasing that song, and she shares some live recordings of new music set to be released later this year.

2021-03-02T11:15:32-05:00February 26th, 2021|World Cafe|

The Black Roots of Rock & Roll, Part 4 on World Cafe

Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Throughout February, music journalist John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate the music of black artists with a series called The Black Roots of Rock and Roll. In this edition, we’ll move out of the ‘90s and into the 2000s with music from TV On the Radio, Philly duo Camp Candle, and more. It’s part 4 of The Black Roots of Rock and Roll, on World Cafe.

2021-02-25T09:36:54-05:00February 24th, 2021|World Cafe|

Encore: Lizzo on World Cafe

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021

Back in the spring of 2019, as her album Cuz I Love You was exploding, Lizzo stopped by the World Cafe to perform some of her songs and tell stories about working with Prince and Missy Elliot. On the next World Cafe, we’ll listen back to our sessions with Lizzo AND Ranky Tanky, a group whose music draws on the culture of slave descendants.

2021-02-24T03:32:41-05:00February 23rd, 2021|World Cafe|