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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4:13pm

Tue May 8, 2012
World Cafe

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 5:15 pm

First Aid Kit.
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Named as a World Cafe: Next artist just this past March, the charming sister duo First Aid Kit returns with a full-length World Cafe session. Swedish siblings Johanna and Klara Söderberg are barely into their twenties, but they already have an international reputation for their rich harmonies and simple, rousing folk songs.

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4:01pm

Mon May 7, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Allo Darlin'

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 7:48 pm

Allo Darlin's sophomore album is called Europe.
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  • Hear two new tracks by Allo Darlin'

3:58pm

Fri May 4, 2012
World Cafe

Bonnie Raitt On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Bonnie Raitt's new album is titled Slipstream.
Marina Chavez

Bonnie Raitt is a blues-rock legend with nine Grammys and five platinum albums under her belt. Her rootsy and passionate take on everything blues — combined with her intimate understanding of composition, deft slide-guitar skills and soulful vocals — helped Raitt become an icon.

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12:14pm

Thu May 3, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: The Political Beginnings Of Latin Rock

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 4:18 pm

El Chicano.
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On today's episode of Latin Roots, NPR's Felix Contreras returns to discuss the Latin Alternative music of the 1970s. Contreras is a connoisseur of Latin music who hosts NPR's Alt.Latino, reports on jazz, world music and Latin culture for NPR's Arts Desk, and plays in several Latin and jazz bands. Here, Contreras describes how politics in the 1970s influenced Latin music of the era.

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10:41am

Thu May 3, 2012
World Cafe

Band Of Skulls On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 12:14 pm

Band of Skulls' new album is titled Sweet Sour.
Steve Gullick

The English group Band of Skulls makes music that recalls The Black Keys and The Kills' heavy, distorted, guitar-driven rock. On its 2009 debut, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, Band of Skulls proved it could own several styles of classic rock. But the follow-up, Sweet Sour, is comparatively airtight — and has already hit the U.K. charts.

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