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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

Hear the rising singer-songwriter play songs from his timeless new record, cover Jimi Hendrix and discuss his collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

Howlin' Wolf: A Blues Legend With An Earthy Sound

Sam Phillips once referred to Howlin' Wolf's voice as "where the soul of man never dies." Phillips, who worked with dozens of great Memphis musicians, never changed his mind. Rock historian Ed Ward examines the evolution of Wolf's singular talent.
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Community Renews Commitment To Nearly Forgotten Island

Washingtonians are using bluegrass to bring attention to Kingman Island, a nearly-forgotten park in the middle of the Anacostia River.


The Sound Man Behind The Soul Of The Nation's Capital

Producer Robert Williams and his studio Red, Black and Green Productions were behind some of Washington's biggest R&B hits in the 1970s.

Daniel Rossen On World Cafe

Hear the Grizzly Bear member discuss and perform songs from his solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile.

Ben Howard On World Cafe

Hear quiet, meditative songs from the singer-songwriter's first full-length album, Every Kingdom.