Lucius' new album, Wildewoman, is out now.

Lucius on World Cafe

A five-piece band from Brooklyn, Lucius is led by two singers, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They crafted their unique vocal sound over the decade they’ve worked together, and now even dress alike.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra.

Hurray For The Riff Raff’s New Political Folk

The New Orleans-based bandleader Alynda Lee Segarra talks about the wide range of political and musical inspirations — from her Puerto Rican background to the Occupy movement and women’s rights in India — behind her band’s new album, Small Town Heroes.

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San Fermin.

San Fermin on World Cafe

The band’s debut album is full of stately folk-pop music. But its arrangements also owe a lot to songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s classical roots, as well as his work with arranger Nico Muhly.

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Mavis Staples.

Mavis Staples On World Cafe

Staples’ gospel-rooted solo recordings have captivated artists such as Bob Dylan and Prince, and helped pave the way for contemporary soul music. Over the course of her 50-year career, Staples has become a legend on the strength of her huge vocals and messages of hope.

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