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Download Selwyn Birchwood’s World Cafe performance (and 99 others like it)

Selwyn Birchwood at WXPN's Free at Noon Concert. 8/22/14 | Photo credit: Rich McKie
Selwyn Birchwood at WXPN’s Free at Noon Concert. 8/22/14 | Photo credit: Rich McKie

World Cafe is giving away 100 free in-studio performances, including ”The River Turned Red” by Tampa bluesman and guitarist Selwyn Birchwood. He appeared on World Cafe in September, 2014, and performed songs from his debut album, Don’t Call Me No Ambulance. Continue reading →

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Listen to Ana Tijoux and Eco Del Sur from their Latin Roots Live! concert at World Cafe Live

Ana Tijoux | Photo by John Vettese
Ana Tijoux | Photo by John Vettese

Last month, on April 16th, at World Cafe Live, Ana Tijoux and Eco Del Sur played the inaugural Latin Roots Live! for WXPN and World Cafe’s Latin Roots series. The show is part of a live Latin music series over the next several years, made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

Tijoux, the Grammy nominated French-Chilean hip-hop artist played to a capacity crowd, captivating and energizing the audience with a set of songs from her albums, Vengo, and 1977. The locally based group Eco Del Sur (Echoes of the South), opened the show. They brought a more traditional slant to the show, and played a dazzling, beautiful set of songs featuring indigenous and contemporary instruments including pan-pipes and wooden flutes created by Pre-Columbian civilizations and string and percussion instruments. Continue reading →

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Watch Cayetana perform “Madame B” for World Cafe

Augusta Koch (left) and Allegra Anka (right) of Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Augusta Koch (left) and Allegra Anka (right) of Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Cayetana visited the World Cafe this week for Sense of Place Philly, host David Dye’s inside look at the past and mostly present Philly music scene.

During the week on the show, some of Dye’s guests will be The War On Drugs, The Districts, Dr. Dog, Hop Along, STS, Waxahatachee, a special one hour show on The Sound of Philly, and more. You can listen to sessions from the show here. Continue reading →

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Download a three song World Cafe: Next “Live” performance and interview with Cayetana

Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

This week is World Cafe Sense of Place Philly week, where Cafe host David Dye is showcasing the past and current sounds of the Philly music scene. For this week’s World Cafe: Next, the Cafe is featuring one of the most talked about new band in the Philly indie and punk scene: Cayetana. Continue reading →

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