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Zach Bryan On How Music Helped Him Stay Sane While Deployed

Being a musician kept Zach Bryan sane while he was deployed under the U.S. Navy; it was also the reason why he went viral.

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On 'Glowing In The Dark,' Django Django Explore Evolution And Escapism

Today on World Cafe, David Maclean and Vincent Neff of Django Django talk about what inspires their ever-evolving sound.

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The Culture Corner: The Beastie Boys' Pledge To Tibetan Independence, 25 Years Later

Not only did the Tibetan Freedom Concert kick off a series of benefit shows, raising money and awareness for the cause, but it also marked a shift for the Beastie Boys as a group.

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Celeste On 'Hear My Voice' And The Pressures Of Success

In today's World Cafe, British R&B star Celeste performs and talks about writing her Oscar-nominated song "Hear My Voice."

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On 'Who By Fire,' First Aid Kit Stage A Love Letter To Leonard Cohen

It takes a whole lot of courage to dedicate an entire tribute album and live concert to a master of songwriting and performance. On their live tribute album to Leonard Cohen, Who By Fire, First Aid Kit is up for the task.

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

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Samantha Crain Thought She'd Never Make Music Again

Samantha Crain rose above a string of misfortune to release a celebrated album in 2020, called A Small Death – and is back this year with a fabulous new EP, I Guess We Live Here Now.

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On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the they got interested in hill country blues.

The Black Keys On World Cafe

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard On Making Microtonal Music During A Pandemic

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Stu Mackenzie shares new music and knowledge on microtonal music.

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Message Music: Michael Mwenso Dives Deep Into The Meaning Of Music

Michael Mwenso guides us in exploring the deeper meaning of music, including tracks by Aretha Franklin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Ethel Waters.

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The Culture Corner: Revisit The Matrix Of Kraftwerk's 'Computer World' 40 Years On

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, John Morrison revisits Kraftwerk's Computer World and its importance then and now.

The Culture Corner: Kraftwerk's 'Computer World'

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