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Lilly Hiatt On World Cafe

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You barely have to listen through a full verse and chorus of one of Hiatt's songs to feel like you've connected with a new friend. Hear a performance and interview from the Nashville songwriter.

Lilly Hiatt On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Poly

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Classically trained cellist and musical theater nerd Larissa Maestro brings her ensemble to Sound Stage Studios in this session.

World Cafe Nashville: Poly

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Latin Roots: Buscabulla

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With a name that translates as "troublemaker," you get an idea of what to expect in this live performance.

Latin Roots: Buscabulla

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Remembering Charles Bradley On World Cafe

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We revisit sessions in memory of the beloved "Screaming Eagle of Soul."

Charles Bradley On World Cafe

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The Isley Brothers & Santana On World Cafe

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Carlos Santana, his virtuoso drummer (and wife) Cindy Blackman Santana and the two main surviving members of the legendary Isley Brothers, Ron and Ernie, collaborate on the new album Power of Peace.

The Isley Brothers & Santana On World Cafe

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Amadou & Mariam On World Cafe

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Amadou and Mariam are two blind musicians from Mali who met, fell in love with each other's musicianship and became global Afropop sensations. The duo performs music from its new album, La Confusion.

Amadou And Mariam On World Cafe

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Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

Hear the boundary-pushing trumpeter play a tribute to Mary Lou Williams with host Marian McPartland in this 2000 episode.

Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

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Offa Rex On World Cafe

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Portland, Ore.'s The Decemberists and British singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney teamed up to reimagine traditional British folk songs. Hear a performance recorded at the XPoNential Music Festival.

Offa Rex On World Cafe

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Turning The Tables Listening Party: Women Of The '90s

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In this special episode, we highlight Alanis Morissette and TLC's contributions to the rock and R&B of the decade and beyond.

Turning The Tables: Women Of The '90s

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World Cafe Nashville: The Lone Bellow

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The band performs songs from its latest album, Walk Into A Storm, inside Sound Stage Studios.

World Cafe Nashville: The Lone Bellow

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Bruce Cockburn On World Cafe

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The Canadian troubadour may have just released his 33rd record, but his lyrics have the urgent feel of a passionate artist just starting out. He stops by World Cafe for an interview and performance.

Bruce Cockburn On World Cafe

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