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Aaradhna, 'Keep My Cool' (Live)

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A big winner at 2013's New Zealand Music Awards was Aaradhna, who took three major awards including Album Of The Year for Treble and Reverb. Aaradhna recently visited OPB's studios in Portland.

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Ron Sexsmith On World Cafe

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World Cafe visited with the Toronto singer-songwriter in his West End neighborhood during the program's Sense of Place spotlight on Canada's music hotbed.

Ron Sexsmith On World Cafe

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Darkside, 'Paper Trails' (Live)

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Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington appeared on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in advance of a secret LA show. Watch them perform their song "Paper Trails."

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Vince Gill & Paul Franklin On World Cafe

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With Bakersfield, the duo pays tribute to two of country music's most respected artists: Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Hear the musicians perform a set of songs from the album.

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin On World Cafe

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John Mayer, 'Waitin' On The Day' (Live)

After a long hiatus without speaking or singing publicly to allow his damaged vocal chords to heal, the Grammy award-winning artist is back. Watch him perform "Waitin' On The Day" from his new album, Paradise Valley.

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Whitehorse On World Cafe

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Duo members Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland discuss how being married affects their working relationship as musicians. They also perform songs from their most recent album, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss.

Whitehorse On World Cafe

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Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

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The Band's former lead songwriter and guitarist talks with host David Dye about his early days in Toronto in this Sense of Place feature. Robertson also discusses his new book, Legends, Icons & Rebels.

Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

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Typhoon On World Cafe

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The 11-piece Portland band visits the WXPN studio, with lead singer and songwriter Kyle Morton back at the helm of the group. Hear the indie rock ensemble perform songs from its latest record, White Lighter.

Typhoon On World Cafe

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Vintage Cafe: Stars

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The Canadian indie rockers released The Five Ghosts three years ago, an album that was filled with a sense of haunting mystery. Hear the group perform songs from the record in this archived session from 2010.

Stars On World Cafe

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