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Rasta & Reggae: Bob Marley's Legacy

He's a true global icon, despite having died more than forty years ago. We explore how Pan Africanism in Jamaica and the challenging history of the Rasta spiritual path influenced musical legend Bob Marley.


Fanfarlo On World Cafe

Hear the British band perform its refreshingly accessible, whimsical pop-folk music on today's show.

Dayna Kurtz Thinks Of Music Like Antique Shopping

This month, musician Dayna Kurtz comes out with two new albums, American Standard and Secret Canon Vol. 1. This plan fits her style since she doesn't like to commit to any one genre. She even likens herself to a junk store sifter who finds beauty in things long lost. Kurtz sits down for a performance chat with guest host Viviana Hurtado.

Joe Louis Walker On World Cafe

The legendary electric bluesman stops by to play soul-stirring songs from his new album, Hellfire.

A DJ Kit You Can Take For A Spin — On Your Bike

With sensors that translate the motions of a bike — turning the handlebars, spinning the wheels, etc. — into customizable sounds, the Turntable Rider "is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument," according to Cogoo, the company that created the device.

Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

Listen to the singer perform his Memphis-inspired songs full of captivating storytelling.