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Basia Bulat On World Cafe

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The Canadian multi-instrumentalist expands her discography with a pop album produced by Jim James.

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Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

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Two generations of Florence, Ala., musicians teamed up to make Fritts' new album, Oh My Goodness.

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Shemekia Copeland On World Cafe

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The blues star performs live versions of songs from her latest album, Outskirts Of Love.

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Benjamin Clementine On World Cafe

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Music and an incredible story from the Mercury Prize winner, who started on the streets of Paris.

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World Cafe Presents: 'Side Tracks'

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World Cafe revisits sessions recorded with artists who brought their side projects along.

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G. Love On World Cafe

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The Philly artist, now working solo, features some heavy-hitting guests on his new album.

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Celebrating All Songs Considered's 16th Birthday With Bob Boilen

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Hear Boilen discuss his favorite songs from each of the 16 years he's been hosting the show.

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Darlingside On World Cafe

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The Massachusetts folk band brings its lovely harmonies and impeccable arrangements to the studio.

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Jesse Malin On World Cafe

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The lifelong rocker with a history of leading New York City punk bands performs his new solo songs.

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Phil Cook On World Cafe

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Last on World Cafe with Hiss Golden Messenger, Cook returns with songs from his first solo album.

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World Cafe's 2016 Preview

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The new year in music starts here, as NPR Music's Ann Powers recommends forthcoming releases from Jeff Buckley, Santigold, Wet and more.

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Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings On World Cafe

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Your Christmas celebration is about to get funkier — and, it goes without saying, better.

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