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Zeus On World Cafe

The Canadian band brings its '70s-inspired rock 'n' roll sound to a rollicking studio session.

Donna Summer, The Queen Of Disco, Dies At 63

In years following Vietnam, people wanted to dance and Donna Summer provided a soundtrack.
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Cameroonian Musician Brings Afropop and Afrobeat to D.C.

Bass player Aristide Zogdoule has played for audiences in Indonesia, Singapore and Belgium, but now calls Washington, D.C., his home.

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Remembering Go-Go Godfather Chuck Brown

We remember Chuck Brown, the pioneer of go-go music, a sound that's completely unique to Washington's musical identity. Brown died at 75 on Wednesday.


Go-Go Legend Chuck Brown Dies

Known as the Godfather of Go-Go, Brown was a monumental figure in the Washington, D.C. music scene.

Chuck Brown, The Godfather Of 'Go-Go,' Dies

Brown's signature was a gravelly voice and his ability to lean effortlessly into a groove. The musician was known as the pioneer of a style of music born in Washington, D.C.


Bassnectar On World Cafe

The electronic DJ/producer discusses his influences and plays songs from his new album, Vava Voom.