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Jovanotti On World Cafe

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Italian star Jovanotti plays pop and hip-hop from throughout his career and talks about his recent "pilgrimage" to America — the home of the music that has influenced him most.

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The Wallflowers On World Cafe

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Listen to an interview with David Dye and excerpts from the band's recent concert at World Cafe Live.

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Dave Alvin On Mountain Stage

In his sixth appearance on Mountain Stage, Alvin returns to his fiery electric roots with songs from his latest record, Eleven Eleven.

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