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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Jamie Drake On World Cafe

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A mural of Nipsey Hussle close by the Crenshaw neighborhood in Los Angeles, as see on the LA Hood Live Tour. Raina Douris/WXPN hide caption

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LA Hood Life Tour on World Cafe

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Chicano Batman On World Cafe

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Mikel Jollett, Airborne Toxic Event Dove Shore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Airborne Toxic Event On World Cafe

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Rob Zabrecky On World Cafe

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JEMS performs in front of a live audience at Hollywood's famed club, Hotel Cafe. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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JEMS on World Cafe

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The War On Drugs Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The War On Drugs On World Cafe

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Sparks On World Cafe

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Liz Phair performs live for World Cafe at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in Los Angeles, Calif. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Liz Phair on World Cafe

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Ethan Gruska performs live at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for World Cafe. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Ethan Gruska On World Cafe

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Jason Isbell performs at the To Nashville, With Love Benefit Concert on March 9. Amy Harris/AP hide caption

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Ann Powers on World Cafe Nashville

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Hamilton Leithauser on World Cafe

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Mandy Moore On World Cafe

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Zane Lowe On World Cafe

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Don Vappie On World Cafe

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Waxahatchee Christopher Good/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Waxahatchee On World Cafe

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Steve Earle and the Dukes, Electric Lady Studios. Jacob Blickenstaff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Earle On World Cafe

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Rissi Palmer's latest album, Seeds, is featured in this roundup of music out of Nashville, Tenn. Jimmy Bruch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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