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Beth Orton On World Cafe

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The English singer-songwriter delves into organic folk-pop music on her new album, Sugaring Season.

Beth Orton On World Cafe

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Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

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In the final installment of World Cafe's Havana adventure, hear a 1998 conversation with guitarist and producer Ry Cooder about one of his signature music projects.

Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

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David Wax Museum On World Cafe

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The band captures a mix of Americana and Latin influences on its new album, Knock Knock Get Up.

David Wax Museum On World Cafe

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Carpenter's 'Ashes And Roses' Shaped By Grief

Over the last few years, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter's life has been drastically transformed. In 2007, she suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Her marriage ended soon after, and then her father died. She channeled her grief from those experiences into Ashes and Roses.

Carpenter's 'Ashes And Roses' Shaped By Grief

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Cyrus Chestnut: Nobody Like 'The Nutman'

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One of contemporary jazz's most renowned pianists dazzles during his recent visit to KPLU's studios in Seattle. Watch Chestnut work magic throughout this three-song solo set.

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Iris DeMent On World Cafe

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The roots-folk singer talks to David Dye about Sing the Delta, her first album in eight years.

Iris DeMent On World Cafe

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Sallie Ford: New Songs From An Old Soul

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The blues-rock band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside introduced some new material during their session at opbmusic's studios. Watch Ford and company perform "Addicted" and "Party Kids."

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Yasek Manzano: Jazz From Havana's Streets

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Hear the music of an exciting young trumpeter from Havana, as well as a brief history of Cuban jazz.

Yasek Manzano: Jazz From Havana's Streets

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Hacienda On World Cafe

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Known for energetic shows, the Tex-Mex band recorded its new album, Shakedown, with Dan Auerbach.

Hacienda On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Yuna

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With her shimmering, soulful presence, Yuna is something special in this performance of "Live Your Life." The Malaysian singer has been writing and recording music since she was a teenager.