World Cafe WXPN in Philadelphia and host Raina Douris present interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists.

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Essential and Emerging Artists

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Big Thief On World Cafe

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Marcus King performs solo in front of an intimate audience at The Lounge at World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Marcus King On World Cafe

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Jeremy Ivey performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Jeremy Ivey on World Cafe

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Hiss Golden Messenger Graham Tolbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hiss Golden Messenger On World Cafe

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Son Little performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert in November 2019, recorded live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Son Little On World Cafe

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The Lumineers Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Lumineers On World Cafe

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The Growlers Taylor Bonin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Growlers On World Cafe

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The New Pornographers performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for the World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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The New Pornographers On World Cafe

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Whitney Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Whitney On World Cafe

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Michaela Anne performing at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Michaela Anne On World Cafe

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The Building performs inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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The Building On World Cafe

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Puss N Boots Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Puss N Boots on World Cafe

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Clairo outside the World Cafe Performance studio at WXPN in Philadelphia. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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How Clairo Turned A Viral Bedroom Video Into A Successful Music Career

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Michael Kiwanuka went to music school, but he thinks technical knowledge is less important than passion and free expression. Olivia Rose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

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"I think the hardest things for a person to hear are best delivered in quiet and loving tones," Joan Shelley says. "They might not be nice and loving sentiments, but they're best whispered." Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Joan Shelley On World Cafe

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Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" is one of Jeff Lynne's favorite songs to have co-written. Joseph Cultice/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeff Lynne On World Cafe

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Angel Olsen (right) with her band, inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Angel Olsen On World Cafe

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"They were very musical and they made great songs and had great harmonies," Chrissie Hynde says of The Beach Boys. "I only didn't appreciate them then because I was tripping my brains out and listening to Jimi Hendrix." Jill Furmanovsky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

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The Wood Brothers performs live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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The Wood Brothers On World Cafe

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