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.

songhoybluesSonghoy Blues are just about to release their third record. Like their past work, it combines North African desert blues with rock, and the songs are inspired by what is going on around them in Mali. On the next World Cafe, lead singer Aliou Toure talks about making music in the shadow of conflict, and the band shares live performances recorded at home in Mali’s capital city of Bamako.

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo: Songhoy Blues - Courtesy of the artist)

nick lowe wideNick Lowe has been writing songs for over 50 years, including classics like “What's So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding” and “Cruel to Be Kind.” But in the ‘70s, he was known for his work as a producer – at the upstart label Stiff Records – and it was there that he first started working with a young Elvis Costello. We’ll hear about that era today, as well as his recent work – a new EP with Los Straitjackets, called Lay It on Me Baby. And Nick performs live from his home in London. That’s coming up, on the next World Cafe with host Stephen Kallao.

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo: Nick Lowe – Courtesy of the artist)

kathleen edwards2 1Kathleen Edwards’ new album, Total Freedom, marks her return to music after eight years. Back in 2012, she decided to quit the business altogether and opened a coffee shop, the aptly named “Quitters Coffee.” Since then, she’s been waking up at the crack of dawn to work in her Ontario cafe - And it took an unexpected phone call from Nashville to get her back into the studio. We’ll hear that story today, and Kathleen performs songs from the new record, live. Coming up, on this encore edition of the World Cafe with host Raina Douris.

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo: Kathleen Edwards - Remi Theriault/Courtesy of the artist)

MargoPricePhotobyAngelina Castillo

Margo Price released her solo debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter – a country record – in 2016. So, it surprised many fans when she followed up with a rock album. That’s How Rumors Get Started draws on influences like Tom Petty, and it’s actually a return to her roots – For over a decade before her breakthrough, she was playing mostly rock. Margo joins Nashville correspondent Jessie Scott to talk about the new music, working with longtime friend Sturgill Simpson, and about the conflict she’s felt between career and motherhood. Plus, Margo performs live. Coming up, 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo: Margo Price - Angelina Castillo/Courtesy of the artist)

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