World Cafe

Dionne Warwick on World Cafe

Thursday, March 23 at 6pm

On the next World Cafe, host Raina Douris sits down with the incomparable Dionne Warwick to take a look back at her nearly seven decades in show business. From her first standing ovation at just six years old, to sitting down with Snoop Dogg to discuss rap music, there is little that Warwick hasn’t accomplished. More recently, she’s recorded a new gospel song with Dolly Parton and is becoming one of Twitter’s most entertaining accounts.


2023-03-20T13:15:20-04:00March 23rd, 2023|

Say She She on World Cafe

Wednesday, March 22 at 6pm

Sabrina and Piya were living in separate Brooklyn apartments in the same building when they noticed they could hear singing coming through the floor and ceiling. After officially meeting at a party, the two vocalists brought their friend Nya into the mix and started Say She She. A nod to Nile Rodgers and Chic, Say She She blends disco, soul, psychedelic, and R&B into an irresistible groove. They’re host Stephen Kallao’s guests on the next World Cafe

Photo Credit: Jon Knox/Courtesy of the Artist

2023-03-20T12:55:18-04:00March 22nd, 2023|

John Morrison’s Culture Corner on World Cafe

Tuesday, March 21 at 6pm

Todd Rundgren’s album A Wizard / A True Star turns 50 this year, and its influence is still being felt today. On the next World Cafe, correspondent John Morrison joins host Raina Douris to discuss the meaning behind the iconic album, Rundgren’s adventurous and psychedelic studio techniques, and the lasting impact of A Wizard / A True Star.

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2023-03-20T11:55:10-04:00March 21st, 2023|

Encore: Death Cab For Cutie on World Cafe

Monday, March 20 at 6pm

Asphalt Meadows is Death Cab For Cutie’s most adventurous record in over a decade, due in part to an experiment the band tried: Giving each bandmate a day to work on a song before handing it off to another member, who could do as they pleased, no strings attached. Ben Gibbard and Dave Depper join host Stephen Kallao to discuss making Asphalt Meadows, and share live performances of songs old and new, on the next World Cafe.

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist

2023-03-20T10:32:49-04:00March 20th, 2023|

U2 on World Cafe

Friday, March 17 at 6pm

For their latest project, U2 wanted to revisit their back-catalogue through a more intimate lens. On the next World Cafe, U2 guitarist The Edge talks about curating and producing Songs of Surrender, a collection of 40 re-recordings spanning the Irish rock band’s entire career.

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2023-03-13T15:41:51-04:00March 17th, 2023|

Encore: Kenny Loggins on World Cafe

Thursday, March 16 at 6pm

When you think of Top Gun, it’s hard not to think about “Danger Zone.” The same can be said for “Footloose” or “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack. All were sung by the “king of soundtracks,” Kenny Loggins. On the next World Cafe, Loggins walks us through his new memoir, Still Alright, from the Loggins and Messina days to becoming the go-to hitmaker for big ‘80s blockbusters.

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2023-03-13T15:41:34-04:00March 16th, 2023|

Robyn Hitchcock mini-concert on World Cafe

Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm

Robyn Hitchcock has been consistently releasing music since the 1970s, as both a solo artist and with his bands The Soft Boys and The Egyptians. His latest album, Shufflemania!, was released in the Fall of 2022 and features guest appearances from artists such as Brendan Benson, Johnny Marr, and Sean Ono-Lennon. Robyn shares an exclusive mini-concert, performing songs from the new album, as well as some of his classics, on the next World Cafe.

2023-03-13T15:39:56-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Sampa The Great on World Cafe

Tuesday, March 14 at 6pm

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa the Great became known for her music while completing university in Australia. On the next World Cafe, she talks about returning to Zambia after further success Down Under and shares how the return home changed how she wrote songs. Plus, she tells the story of how Angelique Kidjo ended up singing on her latest album.

Photo Credit: Barun Chatterjee/Courtesy of the artist

2023-03-13T15:39:04-04:00March 14th, 2023|

Adeem the Artist on World Cafe

Monday, March 13 at 6pm

After distancing themselves from country music, Adeem the Artist was drawn back to the genre due in part to the poetry of artists like John Prine and James McMurtry. Their latest album, White Trash Revelry, examines their southern upbringing, asking big questions about racism, privilege and authenticity.

Photo Credit: Madison Miles/Courtesy of the artist

2023-03-13T11:44:22-04:00March 13th, 2023|

Weyes Blood on World Cafe

Friday, March 10 at 6pm

On her latest album, Weyes Blood wanted to look past the “numbers and algorithms” that have come to dominate everyday life in search of something more human. On the next World Cafe, Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering talks about the hopeful message behind And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow and how she went from making dissonant noise rock to rich, melodic ballads.

2023-03-06T14:20:13-05:00March 10th, 2023|