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WNRN is pleased to bring you World Cafe weeknights from 6-8 p.m. World Cafe is known by artists, appreciative audiences, and the radio and music industries as an influential source for music discovery. The two-hour daily program features a mix of artist interviews with in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. The music selection encompasses singer-songwriters, classic rock, indie rock, Americana, alt-country, blues, world music, R&B and soul. As the nation’s most listened-to public radio music program, its impact on the careers and audience awareness of thousands of artists is immeasurable.

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Iron & Wine on World Cafe

Sam Beam of Iron and Wine says his new album, Light Verse, is about loss, but presented in a whimsical way. He stops by World Cafe to talk about making the album in Laurel Canyon, working with Fiona Apple on the song “All in Good Time” and why, as a songwriter, he’s not a fan of adjectives. Plus, we’ll hear live recordings of songs from Light Verse. It’s Iron and Wine, on the next World Cafe.

The Reverend Shawn Amos 30 Mini Concert on World Cafe

One of the premiere singer-songwriter festivals in the US happens along the Emerald Coast in Northwestern Florida. It’s called the 30A Songwriters Festival. Over the next few weeks, we’re taking you there as we broadcast the 30A Sessions, courtesy of our friends at WMOT. This week, The Reverend Shawn Amos performs a mini concert featuring music from his latest album, Soul Brother No. 1. That’s on the next World Cafe.

Kamasi Washington on World Cafe

Kamasi Washington is one of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. He calls his third album, Fearless Movement, a “dance record,” but he views dance as movement and expression. It features appearances from George Clinton, BJ the Chicago Kid, Thundercat, and Andre 3000. Kamasi Washington joins World Cafe to talk about how fatherhood has changed his priorities, and we’ll hear a special live performance recorded in Philadelphia.

Encore: Arlo Parks on World Cafe

Arlo Parks won Britain’s most prestigious musical award, The Mercury Prize, for her gorgeous and heartfelt debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams. Parks joins World Cafe to talk about challenging herself on her highly anticipated follow up, My Soft Machine, and shares live performances.

Encore: Robyn on World Cafe

Back in 2018, Robyn released her first new album in 8 years, Honey. While making it, she was dealing with the end of a relationship and the death of a long-time friend. On the next World Cafe, as a part of a June Pride month series of encores, hear a conversation with Robyn from around the time when Honey was released. She explains how she used dance and psychoanalysis to cope and to create.

Eliza Hardy Jones on World Cafe

After several years of trying in vain to become a parent, Eliza Hardy Jones turned to music as a way to process her grief. Her sophomore solo album, Pickpocket, is the result of that journey through pain and healing. On the next World Cafe, the multi-instrumentalist for The War on Drugs talks about writing the songs on Pickpocket and how eventually having her son shifted the way she understands them. Join us.