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Javiera Mena performs live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Latin Roots: Javiera Mena

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Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.

Javiera Mena On World Cafe

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

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The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

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Brother Ali On World Cafe

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The Minneapolis-based artist, who's been delivering socially conscious hip-hop for nearly two decades, performs live in the Cafe studio.

Brother Ali On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Tristen

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Tristen Gaspadarek performs songs from Sneaker Waves, her meditation on the tragic habits and tender aspirations of people stumbling through the rapid changes of 21st century life.

Tristen On World Cafe

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Songhoy Blues On World Cafe

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Imagine if Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin met Ali Farka Touré in a garage in West Africa.

Songhoy Blues On World Cafe

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Waxahatchee On World Cafe

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Katie Crutchfield visited World Cafe in Philadelphia to perform four songs from her new album, Out In The Storm, and speak with guest host David Dye.

Waxahatchee On World Cafe

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Sherman Holmes On World Cafe

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The surviving member of the The Holmes Brothers talks about the courage it took to continue after the loss of his bandmates.

Sherman Holmes On World Cafe

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."

Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

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