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30A Songwriters Sessions: The Reverend Shawn Amos

Hear Reverend Shawn Amos perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival.

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Brittany Davis brings their life into vivid focus on 'Image Issues'

Born without sight, Davis uses their mastery of sound to bring their inner turmoil, and joy, to life on their new album.

Brittany Davis on World Cafe

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Eliza Hardy Jones charts the tumultuous road to parenthood on 'Pickpocket'

The Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist explores loss and surviving grief on her latest solo album.

Eliza Hardy Jones on World Cafe

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30A Songwriters Sessions: Sunny War

Hear Sunny War perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival.

Sunny War on World Cafe

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T Bone Burnett tackles an old childhood nightmare on 'The Other Side'

The acclaimed producer's latest album is a country blues affair inspired by a sinister dream.

T Bone Burnett on World Cafe

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On his latest album, Abdullah Ibrahim hears the world in many 'different colors'

One of South Africa's greatest jazz musicians joins us to talk about his latest work and embarking on a world tour as he turns 90 years old.

Abdullah Ibrahim on World Cafe

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Nathalie Joachim on her latest album, 'Ki moun ou ye'

The Brooklyn-born Haitian American flutist and composer continues to strengthen her bonds with Haiti on her latest record.

Nathalie Joachim on World Cafe

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Gary Clark Jr. on his latest album, 'JPEG Raw'

The blues guitarist and singer found himself seeking genuine, unfiltered connections.

Gary Clark Jr. on his latest album, 'JPEG Raw'

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30A Songwriters Sessions: KT Tunstall

Watch KT Tunstall perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival.

KT Tunstall on World Cafe

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Kim Gordon makes the mundane sound thrilling on 'The Collective'

The Sonic Youth co-founder's latest solo album is full of hard edges and moments of digital distortion.

Kim Gordon on World Cafe

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