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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World Cafe Next: GospelbeacH

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Buoyant and breezy with a beachy twang, the band serves up a reminder that summer isn't over yet.

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Django Django On World Cafe

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The Mercury Prize-nominated band administers a healthy dose of Madchester-grade synth-pop.

Django Django On World Cafe

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Mackintosh Braun, 'In Reverse' (Live)

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The Portland band's brightly colored, danceable pop has landed in TV shows and movies. Watch Mackintosh Braun perform "In Reverse" live in the studio.

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Charlie Parr, 'Over The Red Cedar' (Live)

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The Minnesota roots musician grapples with uneasiness and instability in "Over The Red Cedar." Watch him perform the song live in the studio.

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Bobby McFerrin On Song Travels

The Grammy-winning singer joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his own musical evolution. McFerrin demonstrates his a cappella style and performs songs from Porgy And Bess.

Bobby McFerrin On Song Travels

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Sam Beam & Ben Bridwell On World Cafe

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The voices of Iron & Wine and Band Of Horses perform songs from their new album, Sing Into My Mouth.

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Leon Bridges, 'Better Man' (Live)

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Watch the young Texas soul singer perform "Better Man" for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Calexico On World Cafe

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The border-straddling purveyors of all things Southwestern are back for another live set.

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World Cafe Next: Martha Scanlan

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The imagery and even the pace of Scanlon's music conjures big skies and open spaces.

World Cafe Next: Martha Scanlan

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The Bird And The Bee On World Cafe

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It's hard not to feel instantly smitten with the caramel-sweet pop of Inara George and Greg Kurstin.

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Briana Marela, 'Surrender'

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The Seattle native folds a sense of childlike wonder into every note of her breezy performance.

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Latin Roots: Gina Chavez

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The Austin-based singer, songwriter and activist performs at Philly's XPoNential Music Festival.

Latin Roots: Gina Chavez

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Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

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Now sober and based in Nashville, the Pennsylvania-born singer performs songs from The Spirit Moves.

Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

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Boxed In, 'All Your Love Is Gone' (Live)

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The driving rock songs of British producer Oli Bayston have shot to the top of KCRW's most-played list. Watch him perform "All Your Love Is Gone" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Field Report, 'Summons'

Christopher Porterfield performs "Summons" as part of a solo session in his home state of Wisconsin.