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

Ranking Roger of The English Beat, performing in May 28, 1983. The group's rework of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown" reimagined the sterling soul hit as a bouncing slice of ska. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Xylouris White On World Cafe

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Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita

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Bette Smith On World Cafe

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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Luna On World Cafe

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Emily West

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Jade Bird performs in the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor /WXPN hide caption

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Jade Bird On World Cafe

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Dhani Harrison performs live at World Cafe Live. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Dhani Harrison On World Cafe

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Ryan Adams performs live at the World Cafe 25th anniversary concert in Philadelphia. Joe Del Tufo/WXPN hide caption

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Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances of 2017

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Jack Johnson inside the World Cafe performance studio at WXPN in Philadelphia, Penn. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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Little Steven & The Discipels of Soul On World Cafe

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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn On World Cafe

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David Crosby On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Willie Watson

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Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

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