World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

Meet Tamar Aphek, The Israeli Guitarist Who Plays 'Jazz & Roll'

The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.

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No-No Boy Weaves Family And Other Immigrant Stories Into Catchy Folk Songs

Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates...

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Get Familiar With Elizabeth King's Long Journey

Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the...

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Rickie Lee Jones Shares The Soundtrack To Her Youth

Rickie Lee Jones opens up about the stories and characters of her own story in her new memoir.

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Loretta Lynn Transforms Classic Songs On 'Still Woman Enough'

The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th...

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Jon Batiste Can\'t Keep His Fingers Off The Piano

Joining us from The Late Show studio, Batiste spontaneously starts playing piano during a...

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

Jupiter & Okwess\' music blends Congolese, American and European influences and is undeniably...

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

Alejandro Rose Garcia\'s 2011 album is one of Bandcamp\'s most downloaded folk records. He joins...

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

Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed...

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

The co-founder of one of the biggest bands on the planet steps out to make an ... instrumental...

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Rick Steves Take Us On A Musical Tour Of Europe

Rick Steves is a travel guide, TV and radio host, and the author of several books. And lots of...

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Get To Know Deep Sea Diver\'s Jessica Dobson

Not only does Dobson play a wicked guitar on Deep Sea Diver\'s new album, it\'s also the first...

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

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

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Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity

Langhorne Slim\'s Strawberry Mansion is a stripped-back set of songs he wrote during the...

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

In this session, hear a live performance from Lake Street Dive – marking the first time the...

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

Recording an album with an eight member band in 2020? Portland band Typhoon did it – hear...

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

Parker joins us from his home in Australia to chat about about the very different year he\'s had,...

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

Owusu\'s Smiling With No Teeth is a big musical blender, showcasing his abilities in rock,...

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

The War On Drugs\' frontperson plays you five of his favorite live tracks from other artists.

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Daniel Lanois Is More Than Just A Legendary Producer

In this session, Lanois shares stories about his new album, Heavy Sun, and we\'ll look back on...

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