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Wanda Jackson On World Cafe

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On her latest record, The Party Ain't Over, Wanda Jackson taps into her love of gospel, country and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Hear Jackson perform live with Jack White and talk with World Cafe host David Dye about her career, her fans and working with White.

Wanda Jackson On World Cafe

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The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0

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The Rhode Island band The Low Anthem recorded its latest album, Smart Flesh, in an abandoned pasta sauce factory. Flesh is full of haunting, brooding Americana played on various vintage instruments. Hear the quartet play songs from their most recent album in a studio session with WFUV.

The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0

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KCRW Presents: Grouplove

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Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley loves this Los Angeles band's positive energy. Listen to Grouplove's U.S. radio debut on KCRW.

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Raul Malo On World Cafe

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The singer-songwriter and guitarist has become known for his unique blend of Latin and country stylings. Hear him perform songs from his latest album, Sinners and Saints.

Raul Malo On World Cafe

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Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe

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The two-time Grammy winner is a musician's musician who has written songs for some of the biggest names in Nashville. Lauderdale speaks with World Cafe host David Dye about his career and new album, Patchwork River.

Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe

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Noveller: An Orchestra Of One

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Guitarist Sarah Lipstate, performing as Noveller, is as solo as solo gets. But she makes a big, beautiful sound. Hear her create an orchestra's worth of music in WNYC's Soundcheck studio.

"Almost Alright"

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Vintage Cafe: Roger Waters

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The Pink Floyd co-founder is still making music 25 years after leaving the prog-rock juggernaut. Hear an in-depth interview with guest host Michaela Majoun.

Roger Waters On World Cafe

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Summer Fiction On World Cafe

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Philadelphia's Bill Ricchini has released solo records before, but this is his first as Summer Fiction. Recorded mostly in his bedroom, it harks back to sunny 1960s pop of The Beach Boys and The Zombies.

Summer Fiction On World Cafe

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Afropean Soul Sisters Bring A 'Nu Revolution'

They burst onto the international music scene more than a decade ago, with a blend of European and African styles they call "Afropean." Now the French-based duo, Les Nubians is back with a new album serves up more of their global soulful sound. Guest host Farai Chideya speaks with the singing sisters about their latest project, as they perform a selection of songs off their album, titled Nu Revolution.

Afropean Soul Sisters Bring A 'Nu Revolution'

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Broken Records On World Cafe

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The Scots' latest album, Let Me Come Home, strikes familiar but darker tones than its predecessor. Hear the band play songs from the new album and chat with host David Dye.

Broken Records On World Cafe

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Susan Werner On World Cafe

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Having made a career performing the unexpected, whether it's jazz, folk or opera, Werner has won widespread recognition for her music exploration. Hear her talk with World Cafe host David Dye about her latest record, Kicking The Beehive.

Susan Werner On World Cafe

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Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova bring rarely performed music by Myaskovsky to the WGBH studio. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Cedille Records hide caption

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Cellist Wendy Warner In A Russian Mood

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Hear the former Rostropovich student, with pianist Irina Nuzova, uncover a beautiful but little-known sonata by Myaskovsky and more Russian music at the studios of WGBH in Boston.

Beethoven: Variations on 'Bei Mannern' from Mozart's 'Magic Flute'

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SXSW 2011: Grouplove, Live In Concert

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After meeting at an art residency in Greece, Los Angeles' Grouplove pooled their resources to record the sessions from their trip. Now with a debut EP and a soaring live show, Grouplove hit the KEXP stage at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin.

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SXSW 2011: The Kills, Live In Concert

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Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince headed to Austin with an album's worth of new material. Here three songs from the duo's upcoming LP, Blood Pressures, live in the KUT studio.

Live in Studio at SXSW on KUT

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SXSW 2011: The Head And The Heart, Live In Concert

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The Seattle-based band performed a lively afternoon set at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, live on KEXP. Listen to the seven-song set here.

Hear And Download The Full Set From KEXP

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