Studio Sessions Musicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.

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Lee Ann Womack On World Cafe

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The country singer performs tracks from her latest album and talks about breaking free from industry pressures.

Lee Ann Womack On World Cafe

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Slowdive On World Cafe

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The 90s shoegaze band is back. But why did they split up 20 years ago in the first place?

Slowdive On World Cafe

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The Dustbowl Revival On World Cafe

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Listen to an interview and studio session with this high-octane, bluegrass-meets-soul ensemble.

The Dustbowl Revival On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Mary Gauthier

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Gauthier's latest album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is the product of compassion and a call for more of it at a time when it's needed most.

Mary Gauthier on World Cafe

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Ty Segall, 'Despoiler of Cadaver' (Live)

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Watch the LA rocker perform a glam-disco cut from his new album, Freedom's Goblin.

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Sense Of Place, South Africa: Native Young

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Members of the award-winning Cape Town band speak on the power of collaboration.

Sense Of Place South Africa: Native Young

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Sense Of Place, South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Mrubata speaks on how jazz was impacted by apartheid and where he sees the genre going now.

Sense Of Place South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Tori Amos On World Cafe

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Long before #MeToo, the angel-voiced rock star shared her own story about sexual assault in the song "Me and a Gun." Now at this cultural moment, she shares advice for other survivors.

Tori Amos On World Cafe

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First Aid Kit performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Recorded live for this World Cafe Session. Liz Waldie /WXPN hide caption

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First Aid Kit On World Cafe

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Live performance of songs from it's latest album, Ruins, out now.

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

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Sense Of Place, South Africa: Sannie Fox

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Bringing together her Afrikaans, Portuguese and Welsh heritage, all combined into the unique perspective of someone who moved to South Africa as a child.

Sense Of Place South Africa: Sannie Fox

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Sense Of Place, South Africa: Sol Gems

A live psychedelic performance recorded live in the economic hub of the country, Johannesburg.

Sense Of Place South Africa: Sol Gems

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Brandi Carlile performs a live World Cafe Session at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

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Brace your abs for an emotional gut-punch. Brandi Carlile performs live with bandmates and co-writers Tim and Phil Hanseroth.

Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

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Remembering Dolores O'Riordan

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Dolores visited the World Cafe in the summer of 2007, just after releasing her first solo album that May. Hear the Session.

Remembering Dolores O'Riordan On World Cafe

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