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Dirty Projectors On World Cafe

The prolific indie-rock band returns with a new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and a short film.

Son Of Music Royalty Ben Taylor Takes The Stage

Musician Ben Taylor is the son of folk icons James Taylor and Carly Simon. Even with those genes, he had a hard time finding his own way. But that changed when he came out with his critically acclaimed debut album Famous Among the Barns. Now Ben Taylor is back with his latest work Listening, and he speaks with host Michel Martin.

ZZ Top: Taking The Blues Back To The Future

Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill return to a classic sound on their first album in nine years, La Futura.

Eme Alfonso On World Cafe

In a special World Cafe session recorded in Havana, the young Cuban singer speaks with host David Dye about her burgeoning career, musical family and favorite Latin music.
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D.C.'s Last Full-Service Music Store Helps Customers Make Beautiful Music

Myrna Sislen is celebrating her tenth year as owner of Middle C Music, the District's only full-service music store.


Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee organizes annual concerts in New York City that last from early evening until dawn, with music specifically meant to be heard at certain times of day and night.