World Cafe

Los Campesinos!: A Lo-Fi Pop Chorus

XPN

Los Campesinos! visits WXPN with songs from its debut album, Hold On Now, Youngster.

Los Campesinos! in Studio on World Cafe, 7/31/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93124728/93112190" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Favorite Sessions

NOMO Dispels The Spirits Of 'Ghost Rock'

KUT 90.5

NOMO stopped by KUT's Studio 1A with synthesizers, horns and homemade instruments in tow.

NOMO in Studio 1A on KUT 7/22//08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93119984/93086151" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Colin McGrath: Itinerant Folk Orchestrator

WNYC Radio

The combination of classical study and a wandering life informs the New York songwriter's music.

Listen Now: Colin McGrath On WNYC Soundcheck

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93047831/93040338" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

World Cafe

The Kooks: Big, Bouncy And Brash

XPN

Hear the band's bouncy, guitar-based melodies and brash lyrics in a session on WXPN.

The Kooks in Studio on World Cafe 7/30/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93061477/93058751" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

From the Top

Five Pianos, 100 Fingers, and a Sabre Dance

From Kahului, Hawaii, this week's gifted young musicians play music by Bizet and Khachaturian.

Five Pianos, 100 Fingers, and a Sabre Dance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18313676/92814883" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

World Cafe

Ben Sollee: Cellist Sings Soul

XPN

Sollee fuses unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice in a session on WXPN.

Ben Sollee in Studio on World Cafe 7/29/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93034846/93019062" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

World Cafe

Eli 'Paperboy' Reed Rolls With Soul

XPN

Reed conveys the heart-wrenching emotion of Southern predecessors such as Wilson Pickett.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed in Studio on World Cafe 7/2/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92130750/92983937" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dizzy Gillespie. Herman Leonard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Herman Leonard/Courtesy of the artist

Dizzy Gillespie On Piano Jazz

Gillespie joined host Marian McPartland in 1985 to talk and play love Cuban music, one of his loves.

Favorite Sessions

Adele: Just A Voice And A Guitar

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Adele tells the story of her exciting career and sings in a bluesy voice in this session from WFUV.

Adele in Studio on Words & Music from Studio-A 6/9/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92871891/92831976" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

World Cafe

G. Love Is Your 'Superhero Brother'

XPN

Hear G. Love's wailing harmonica and distinct phrasing in a session on WXPN's World Cafe.

G. Love in Studio on World Cafe 7/24/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92868556/92865025" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">