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Beach House On World Cafe

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The indie-pop duo performs songs from its latest album, Bloom, and discusses its creative process.

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Esperanza Spalding: Song For A 'City Of Roses'

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One of the most celebrated voices in jazz returns to her old stomping grounds in Portland, Ore., to honor her longtime mentor, Thara Memory. Watch Esperanza Spalding perform "City of Roses."

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Ellie Goulding On World Cafe

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The U.K. singer performs stripped-down versions of her global pop hits and talks about her image.

Ellie Goulding On World Cafe

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Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe

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The band's first album in nine years, La Costa Perdida, explores its California roots and midlife nostalgia.

Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe

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Erin McKeown On World Cafe

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McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock.

Erin McKeown On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Jose James

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The stylish jazz singer and a full band visited Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio for a special KCRW event. Watch James flex his singular voice as he performs the funky single "Trouble."

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Sera Cahoone On World Cafe

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The singer-songwriter plays a few warmly charming songs from her latest album, Deer Creek Canyon.

Sera Cahoone On World Cafe

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Solo And Acoustic

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Ruban Nielson is the voice behind Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this studio session recorded at opbmusic, Nielson strips away his music's accoutrements and sticks to an acoustic six-string.

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Foxygen On World Cafe

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The psychedelic pop duo plays songs from its new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and talks with host David Dye about capturing its sound.

Foxygen On World Cafe

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Sidi Touré: Magic Music From Mali

KEXP

The Malian blues singer brings his guitar, soukou and calabash to Seattle for a live performance on KEXP. Watch the Bamako musician and his band perform "Maïmouna," from his latest album, Koïma.