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Grant Green: The 'Holy Barbarian' Of St. Louis Jazz

An album recording of the guitarist from 1959 captures the thrilling sound of Midwestern jazz.
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Mayor Unveils New Plans For D.C.'s Chuck Brown Park

Go-go music legend Chuck Brown will be memorialized with a park in D.C. and officials hope to install a bandshell in the park to continue Brown's tradition of live music.


Latin Roots: Bomba Y Plena

In this installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, host David Dye speaks with Grammy-winning producer Aaron Levinson about two beloved traditional genres, bomba and plena.

Graham Parker And The Rumour On World Cafe

The British band, reunited after 30-plus years, performs new songs and discusses its film debut.
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Singer-Songwriter Martin Sexton Charts His Own Musical Path

World-renowned singer/songwriter Martin Sexton has turned away from major record labels and is relying on his passionate fan base to take his music career into the future.

Wyclef Jeans Shares Musical Inspirations

Musician, producer and aspiring politician Wyclef Jean says that part of the success of his band, the Fugees was thanks to his in-depth knowledge of all types of music. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Wyclef shares the songs that have influenced and inspired his creativity.

Scott Walker On World Cafe

Walker possesses one of the greatest and most distinctive voices of the last quarter-century. He recently sat down with World Cafe host David Dye to discuss terrifying his musicians with machetes and why he has lyrically reached the "point of no return."