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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Silversun Pickups on World Cafe

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Aretha Franklin David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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The Culture Corner on World Cafe

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The Staple Singers perform at Wattstax, a benefit concert that took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 20, 1972. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Sound Opinions on World Cafe

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Music director Stanley Stovall stands inside Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, which is widely considered "the birthplace of gospel music." Miguel Perez/WXPN hide caption

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Ebenezer Missionary Gospel Church on World Cafe

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Makaya McCraven on World Cafe

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Ayana Contreras on World Cafe

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Instrumentalist Nathaniel Murphy is often called upon to try out the many guitars inside the Chicago Music Exchange. Miguel Perez/WXPN hide caption

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Chicago Music Exchange on World Cafe

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A crowd gathers before Chicago indie band Friko performs at Eli Schmitt's apartment as part of his New Now concert series. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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New Now on World Cafe

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Pinqy Ring on World Cafe

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KAINA Dennis Elliott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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KAINA on World Cafe

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Dos Santos on World Cafe

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Steve Albini John Semley/WXPN hide caption

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Steve Albini on World Cafe

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Martin Atkins on World Cafe

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Demi Lovato Brandon Bowen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Demi Lovato on World Cafe

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Danielle Ponder on World Cafe

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Captain Kirk Douglas on World Cafe

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Alvvays on World Cafe

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Oliver Sim on World Cafe

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Death Cab for Cutie Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Death Cab For Cutie on World Cafe

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OLD

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Shemekia Copeland on World Cafe

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