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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6:44pm

Wed May 2, 2012
World Cafe

Birdy On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 9:17 am

Birdy is a 15-year-old singer from the U.K.
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British artist Jasmine van den Bogaerde — better known as Birdy — is probably best known for her 2011 cover of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love." The 15-year-old started playing piano at 5, began composing a few years later and won the Open Mic UK competition in 2008 at the age of 12. The win guaranteed the young artist a recording contract, but before releasing her debut, she'd already scored a spot on the U.K. pop chart with her cover of "Skinny Love," making Birdy a household name in the U.K.

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3:18pm

Tue May 1, 2012
World Cafe

Simone Felice On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 8:44 am

Simone Felice's self-titled solo debut came out in April.
John Huba

Simone Felice translates tragedies and miracles into Americana stories and songs.

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11:16am

Mon April 30, 2012
World Cafe

BADBADNOTGOOD On 'World Cafe: Next'

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 5:30 pm

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Sean Berrigan

BADBADNOTGOOD has a lot to boast about — it's recorded with Tyler, The Creator, played backup for Frank Ocean and performed as the band-in-residence at Coachella. Yet, on the trio's Bandcamp page, none of this is mentioned.

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9:22am

Mon April 30, 2012
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Musicians We Miss

Townes van Zandt (left) and Jeff Buckley (right).

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Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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10:42am

Fri April 27, 2012
World Cafe

World Party's Karl Wallinger On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 3:29 pm

Karl Wallinger has just released a new box set titled Arkeology.
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Karl Wallinger is best known as the brains behind the Britpop band World Party. A Welsh singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Wallinger displayed an early obsession with all things folk and pop. After experience directing The Rocky Horror Show on stage and working in music publishing, he played keyboards for the Scottish folk-rock band The Waterboys.

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