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John Wesley Harding: The Musical Side Of A Split Personality

The acclaimed singer-songwriter is also a best-selling novelist. Harding's latest album, The Sound of His Own Voice, is guided by his desire to make his contrasting impulses work together.
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World Cafe: 20th-Anniversary Concert Highlights

Hear live performances from The Little Willies, Feist, Amos Lee, Dawes, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Rhett Miller, Indigo Girls and John Hiatt.
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Julius Hemphill's 'Dogon A.D.' Still A Revelation 40 Years On

The out-of-print and much-coveted album combines a dramatically spare sound with a heavy backbeat.
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Fool's Gold On World Cafe

Synthesizing influences from Africa, the Middle East and Brazil, the band assembles fragments of a broad cultural sensibility to create music that's utterly joyful.
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J. Cole: An Upstart Rapper Speaks For Himself

The North Carolina MC — German-born, emotionally forthright and a magna cum laude college graduate — says integrity and individuality are essential to the future of hip-hop.
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Paul Brady On World Cafe

The singer-songwriter's acclaim extends beyond his reputation as one of Ireland's most loved artists. He's renowned worldwide as one of folk music's greats.

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