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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

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Networks:

NPR

WXPN

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Get Up And Dance To A Mini-Concert From Jupiter & Okwess

4/22/2021
Jupiter & Okwess' music blends Congolese, American and European influences and is undeniably fun.

Duration:00:19:11

Shakey Graves Ruminates On 10 Years Of 'Roll The Bones'

4/21/2021
Alejandro Rose Garcia's 2011 album is one of Bandcamp's most downloaded folk records. He joins us to discuss the record's deluxe reissue.

Duration:00:47:17

The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'

4/20/2021
Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever. We go back to the early '90s in Bristol in this first installment of The Culture Corner.

Duration:00:19:38

The Lumineers' Jeremiah Fraites Made A Record That Sounds Nothing Like The Lumineers

4/15/2021
The co-founder of one of the biggest bands on the planet steps out to make an ... instrumental piano record.

Duration:00:26:45

Rick Steves Takes Us On A Musical Tour Of Europe

4/9/2021
Rick Steves is a travel guide, TV and radio host, and the author of several books. And lots of those stories have to do with music.

Duration:00:38:37

Get To Know Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

4/5/2021
Not only does Dobson play a wicked guitar on Deep Sea Diver's new album, it's also the first time she's ever co-produced.

Duration:00:37:50

The Hold Steady's 'Open Door Policy' Soundtracks An American Hangover

4/2/2021
The band shares live performances of songs from its latest album, from the stage of Brooklyn Bowl.

Duration:00:41:59

Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity

4/1/2021
Langhorne Slim's Strawberry Mansion is a stripped-back set of songs he wrote during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:30:28

Lake Street Dive Takes A New Approach To Songwriting On 'Obviously'

3/31/2021
In this session, hear a live performance from Lake Street Dive – marking the first time the group has performed songs from their new album, Obviously, in the same room.

Duration:00:21:23

Typhoon Explains The Challenges Of Recording An Album With 8 People, Mid-Lockdown

3/30/2021
Recording an album with an eight member band in 2020? Portland band Typhoon did it – hear all about how their new album Sympathetic Magic came to be.

Duration:00:28:50

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Discusses The 'Unlistenable' Music He Made As A Teen

3/26/2021
Parker joins us from his home in Australia to chat about about the very different year he's had, his album from last year, The Slow Rush and a quick dive into his entire musical history.

Duration:00:32:42

Genesis Owusu's Debut Album, 'Smiling With No Teeth,' Embodies Its Title

3/25/2021
Owusu's Smiling With No Teeth is a big musical blender, showcasing his abilities in rock, hip-hop, soul, R&B and more, while meditating on depression and covert racism.

Duration:00:31:15

The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel Shares His Favorite Live Tracks

3/22/2021
The War On Drugs' frontperson plays you five of his favorite live tracks from other artists.

Duration:00:24:04

Daniel Lanois Is More Than Just A Legendary Producer

3/17/2021
In this session, Lanois shares stories about his new album, Heavy Sun, and we'll look back on some classic albums from Bob Dylan, U2, Willie Nelson and more, that he has helped make.

Duration:00:45:31

Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 1

3/15/2021
In order to understand the deep connections and musical relationship between Haiti and New Orleans, we must go back to before Haiti was Haiti.

Duration:00:23:26

Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 2

3/15/2021
What we often call French is actually Haitian. We see this imprint on New Orleans in countless ways — in its food, architecture, art, but most notably, in the music.

Duration:00:27:34

Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 3

3/15/2021
Kanaval is a profoundly significant event that brings together music, politics, and the dreams and demands of the Haitian people.

Duration:00:35:59

Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans: Episode 4

3/15/2021
Musicians, artists and organizers in Haiti and New Orleans discuss how they have navigated this year, the lessons and wisdom they've drawn from history, and the future they're trying to create.

Duration:00:18:32

Trina Shoemaker Is A Trailblazer In The Male-Dominated Music Industry

3/8/2021
The engineer, mixer and producer is an inspiration for women, or anyone who might be interested in getting behind the mixing board.

Duration:00:44:32

If You Think Metallica's All About Headbanging, 'S&M2' Might Change Your Mind

3/5/2021
Just like the original S&M album in 1999, Metallica has teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony to perform a collection of the band's favorite songs from throughout its career.

Duration:00:23:35