photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
part of what i love about YOUTUBE are all the live performance series produced by MANUFACTURERS, RECORD LABELS and RADIO STATIONS giving a spotlight to emerging talent. PHILADELPHIA's NPR affiliate WXPN 88.5 FM has been recording their WORLD CAFE series of live performances since 1995. during the pandemic they produced their spinoff WORLD CAFE: AT HOME SESSIONS at their live venue in PHILADELPHIA and remotely at BARS, STUDIOS and even CHURCHES with minimal on-hand personnel to help responsibly minimize the spread of COVID.
im always interested in hearing promising unknown artists and that is what i found in past participants CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, AMYTHYST KIAH, THE LINDA LINDAS, THE WAR ON DRUGS, ADIA VICTORIA and BIG FREEDIA.
WORLD CAFE: AT HOME SESSIONS is most definitely worth checking out.