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Emperor X takes World Cafe on a tour of a few unexpectedly inspiring places in Berlin. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Emperor X on World Cafe

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Shybits performing live at 8MM Bar in Berlin. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Shybits on World Cafe Sense of Place Berlin

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The Smell On World Cafe

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Inside Capitol Records Studio A, The Telefunken U47 microphone used by Frank Sinatra and many since. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Explore Decades Of Hits Inside Capitol Studios

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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Marisol Hernandez and Jose "Pepe" Carlos of La Santa Cecilia. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe

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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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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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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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Zane Lowe On World Cafe

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A look inside Rockbridge Guitars in Charlottesville, Va. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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Rockbridge Guitars On World Cafe

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A look inside GWAR's Headquarters, AKA "The Slave Pit" in Richmond, Va. Raina Douris/WXPN hide caption

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GWAR on World Cafe

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World Cafe gets a tour of Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, Va. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Spacebomb Studios On World Cafe

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In today's episode, we stop by Barky's Music store in Richmond, Va. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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Barky's Record Store On World Cafe

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Saw Black performs live for World Cafe, inside In Your Ear Studios in Richmond, Va. Ashley Travis/WXPN hide caption

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Saw Black On World Cafe

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Sleepwalkers performs inside Spacebomb Studios in this session. Ashley Travis/WXPN hide caption

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Sleepwalkers On World Cafe

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Gold Connections performing live for World Cafe inside In Your Ear Studios in Richmond, Va. Ashley Travis/WXPN hide caption

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Gold Connections On World Cafe

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Desiré Moses says you can't talk about the music of Charlottesville, Va., without mentioning that Dave Matthews Band got its start here all those years ago. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Desiré Moses, Guest DJ on World Cafe

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