This Friday, when you're done opening presents, don't forget to tune-in to World Cafe on NPR! This year, National Public Radio is giving you the gift of Traditional New Orleans Jazz as they feature the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's in-studio performance for the first hour of World Cafe from WXPN in Philadelphia. In the second hour? Aqua Teen Hunger Force. So really, you're getting a little bit of everything, wouldn't you say?
World Cafe is a two-hour long, nationally syndicated music radio program that originates from WXPN, a non-commercial station licensed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The program began in 1991 and was originally distributed by Public Radio International. Since 2005, the show has been distributed by National Public Radio. Hosted by David Dye, World Cafe features live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists. The program's format covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, including adult album alternative, indie rock, folk, hard rock, singer-songwriter, alt-country, and world music.