World Cafe

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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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Wed June 6, 2012
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Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

Rufus Wainwright.
Barry J. Holmes

In this episode of World Café, Rufus Wainwright catches up with host Michaela Majoun, who first chatted with the singer-songwriter on World Cafe 14 years ago. Wainwright shares details about his seventh album, Out of the Game, as well as the emotional events that inspired the album's themes of mourning and celebration.

This episode originally aired on June 6, 2012.

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Tue June 5, 2012
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Trampled By Turtles On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 1:49 pm

Trampled By Turtles.
Courtesy of the artist

The formation of Trampled by Turtles can be traced back to the untimely theft of frontman Dave Simonett's musical equipment in 2003. Left with only an acoustic guitar, Simonett formed a new band with a new style that fit his remaining instrument. The result is a folk-rock group that's known for its unbridled passion and raucous energy.

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Mon June 4, 2012
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The Lost Brothers On 'World Cafe: Next'

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 9:31 am

The Lost Brothers.
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  • Hear two new tracks from The Lost Brothers

The Lost Brothers' Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland aren't actually brothers, but the pair draws sonic influence from family bands such as The Kinks and The Everly Brothers. Though originally from Ireland and based in London, the group recorded its debut, Trails of the Lonely, in Portland, Ore.

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Fri June 1, 2012
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Lana Del Rey On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:19 am

Nicole Nodland

Lana Del Rey got her start at 18, when she was still known as Lizzy Grant and moved from Lake Placid to New York City to write songs and perform in clubs. In 2008, under her given name, she produced and released the EP Kill Kill independently. In 2010, her first album — the doubly eponymous Lana Del Ray [sic] a.k.a. Lizzy Grant — came out and was quickly pulled from circulation, though it'll be reissued this summer.

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Thu May 31, 2012
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Latin Roots: The Underground Beat Of Reggaeton

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:59 pm

Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City.
Scott Gries Getty Images

Today on Latin Roots from World Cafe, NPR's Jasmine Garsd discusses the history of Reggaeton. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Garsd spent her teenage years hooked on Argentine rock. Garsd moved to the U.S. after high school and quickly encountered an eclectic mix of American music; now, she co-hosts NPR's Alt.Latino with Felix Contreras.

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