Weekdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Talia Schlanger
 WorldCafe Primary Red cmykHost Talia Schlanger presents World Cafe, which features ten hours each week of new and significant music and the artists who create it.

Serving up a blend of blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country, live performances, and intimate interviews, the two-hour daily program is produced by WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

WorldCafe Primary Red cmykToday on the World Cafe, we have a special slice of New Orleans, King James and the Special Men. After living out west his entire life, bandleader Jimmy Horn took one trip to the Big Easy and never left. Since then, he’s been committed to celebrating the sounds of his adopted home, including starting a record label, called Special Man Industries. We’ll hear King James and the Special Men perform live today, with Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff and Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Plus, Jimmy talks with host Talia Schlanger about all things New Orleans, on the next World Cafe.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

The National nprThe National made an album, called I Am Easy To Find, and in the process, wrote a film score as well. The movie of the same title stars Alicia Vikander and tells the story of one woman's life from birth to death. We’ll hear from bandmates Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner about what goes into making two different artforms that tie together. Plus, The National perform live, along with special guest vocalists. That’s coming up, on this encore edition of the World Cafe.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: The National - Diedre O'Callaghan/Courtesy of the artist/via NPR)

rodrigo y gabrielaToday on the World Cafe, it’s the incredible dual guitars of Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Their new album, titled Mettavolution, draws on the Sanskrit word for compassion, and that is the message behind their new songs. But how do you convey that emotion as an instrumental group, without words? Rod and Gab join host Stephen Kallao to explain, and we’ll also find out why they chose to cover a legendary Pink Floyd track. That conversation coming up, along with a live performance, on the next World Cafe.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Courtesy of the artist/via NPR)

tank bangas nprTank and the Bangas were the unanimous winners of NPR Music’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. This band is full of musical surprises, and frontwoman Tank stretches her voice in wild ways. They’ll talk about how they pull it off in a conversation with host Talia Schlanger today, and we’ll hear the story of their recent television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Plus, Tank and the Bangas perform music from their new album, Green Balloon, live on the next World Cafe. 

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Tank and the Bangas performing for NPR’s Tiny Desk - NPR Music)

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