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Brittany Howard Is Seamless From The Studio To The Stage

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The Alabama Shakes lead singer has just released her debut solo album, Jaime, and it's incredible both on the record and performed live.

Brittany Howard on World Cafe

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A Sense Of Place Visit To Montmartre, Paris With Keren Ann

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Born in Israel and raised the Netherlands, Keren Ann now calls Paris home.

Keren Ann On World Cafe

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Delgres Combines Guadeloupean Heritage With New Orleans Creole And Blues

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Pascal Danaƫ shed light on the historic and musical connection between Africa, the French West Indies and Louisiana.

Delgres On World Cafe

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Ibeyi's Voices Rise Up

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The sisters share how their Yoruban traditions have shaped the people they become.

Ibeyi On World Cafe

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Jack White And Brendan Benson On The Raconteurs' Return

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Help Us Stranger marks the first Raconteurs album recorded at White's studio in Nashville.

The Raconteurs On World Cafe

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Bruce Hornsby Seeks Out The Strange

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Bruce Hornsby has an appetite for the unusual that may surprise those who know him best for his 1986 smash hit "The Way It Is."

Bruce Hornsby On World Cafe

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Japanese Breakfast Has A Full Plate

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Michelle Zauner has an incredibly rich creative life. She makes music as Japanese Breakfast, scores video games, directs music videos and more.

Japanese Breakfast On World Cafe

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'It Rains Love' On Lee Fields And The Expressions

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Run your finger across the song titles and liner notes of Lee Fields' latest album and you might guess Fields is a singer invested in spreading love through soulful music.

Lee Fields On World Cafe

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Watch Black Pumas Perform 'Colors' Live In The Studio

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The members of Black Pumas craft a psych soul throwback sound and have a blast doing so. The band's debut album is full of choice cuts. Check out the recent studio performance of "Colors."

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Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky

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Ian Noe has an incredible way with words, but on his debut album, they are not the most uplifting or pleasant.

Ian Noe On World Cafe

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Craig Finn Is Interested In The High And The Hangover

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The people at the heart of Craig Finn's songs have seen a lot, but are trying to do the right thing.

Craig Finn On World Cafe

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Black Pumas Make The Perfect Pair

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Seeking a voice for his new music, Adrian Quesada was turned onto Eric Burton by a mutual producer friend and it was love at first listen.

Black Pumas On World Cafe

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A Hill Country Blues Riff Lesson From Cedric Burnside

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Hear why the multi-instrumentalist feels like he made it after growing up in a very poor environment.

Cedric Burnside on World Cafe

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Another Sky Gets Under Your Skin

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From its pulsing electronic backbone to its wild arrangements to the voice of lead singer Catrin Vincent, going to see Another Sky live is an immersive experience.

Another Sky On World Cafe

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