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M. Ward On World Cafe

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The indie-folk singer-songwriter performs songs from his new solo album, A Wasteland Companion.

M. Ward On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Ben Howard

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Word of mouth spread quickly about Howard after a series of performances around his native U.K., and in this session from KCRW, you can see why. Watch him sing "Depth Over Distance".

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Third World On World Cafe

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The reggae band discusses the various genres that form its sound and plays the songs that define it.

Third World On World Cafe

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David Lynch On World Cafe

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The filmmaker discusses the intersection of images and sounds on his solo album, Crazy Clown Time.

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Hear the Philly rock band perform psychedelic, '60s-inspired songs from its recent Be the Void.

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Marilyn And Alan Bergman On 'Song Travels'

Hear the legendary power couple of American popular music introduce a new song, "There's You."

Marilyn And Alan Bergman On 'Song Travels'

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KCRW Presents: Ane Brun

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The Norwegian-born, Sweden-based singer dances her way through a performance of her single, "Do You Remember," her hands waving in the air as if she were conducting the song.

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Of Monsters And Men On World Cafe

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Hear the Icelandic folk-pop group perform songs from its debut album, My Head Is an Animal.

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Nils Lofgren On World Cafe

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Hear the rocker perform gritty and nostalgic songs from his new album, Old School, on today's show.

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Wayne Brady On 'Song Travels'

Brady performs the Sam Cooke classic "You Send Me" and more with his musical director, Cat Gray.

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Christian McBride: The Bass Boss

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Among early bebop musicians, Ray Brown was king of the bass. He mentored Christian McBride, and today, McBride is jazz's "go-to" bassist. While visiting KPLU, he performs with pianist Peter Martin.

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KCRW Presents: Kimbra

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Known for her hit collaboration with Gotye, Kimbra is only 22, but she already has everything it takes to become a huge success. Watch the New Zealand pop star perform "Come Into My Head."

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Gregoire Maret: Harmonica With Legs

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He's a restless creative spirit who can't keep still on stage, but now the jazz harmonica player has the recorded document to back up his reputation. Maret brings his quartet to WBGO to perform tunes from his self-titled debut album.

Gregoire Maret in Studio at WBGO

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