World Cafe

Saturdays at 10 pm
David Dye

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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2:46pm

Thu July 26, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Cuban Rumba

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 3:42 pm

Pedro Martinez performs at Juilliard.
Courtesy of the artist

Chicago-based journalist Catalina Maria Johnson hosts the 15th installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots music series. Johnson writes in Spanish and English for publications such as HOY, Revista Contratiempo, Gozamos and Nat Geo Music, and is a radio personality and host/producer for the radio program Beat Latino, which airs in Chicago, Mexico City and Berlin.

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2:30pm

Thu July 26, 2012
World Cafe

Bright Moments On World Cafe

Bright Moments.
Kristianna Smith

Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has recorded and toured with bands like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Beirut since 2006, but he's stepped into his own spotlight since forming the sunny pop band

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3:02pm

Wed July 25, 2012
World Cafe

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

Brendan Benson.
Jo McCaughey

Brendan Benson has spent the past decade and a half curating a distinct and exciting sound, but his ascent hasn't been a smooth one. His debut album, 1996's One Mississippi, is considered a power-pop classic, but it sold poorly at the time of its release.

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3:00pm

Tue July 24, 2012
World Cafe

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 10:06 am

Archie Powell & The Exports.
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Archie Powell has been surrounded by music since he was little: His father was a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Powell himself picked up the guitar at 11, so songwriting became a natural next step for the music prodigy. He joined up with his band The Exports — brothers Ryan, Adam and RJ Export play keyboards, bass and drums, respectively — soon after college. By 2010, the Chicago-based power-pop band was ready with its first full-length studio album, Skip Work.

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4:36pm

Mon July 23, 2012
World Cafe: Next

Next: Field Report

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Field Report.
Ashlee Whitty

Under the guidance of veteran singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield, Field Report's folksy, Springsteen-esque tunes are rife with mellow acoustic guitars and electrified keyboards.

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