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Standout 'World Cafe' Performances of 2022

Tank & The Bangas (Paige Walter/WXPN), Wet Leg (Hollie Fernando), Helado Negro (Nathan Bajar)
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Tank & The Bangas (Paige Walter/WXPN), Wet Leg (Hollie Fernando), Helado Negro (Nathan Bajar)

2022 was a year where the show started to feel normal again. Things picked up in the World Cafe Performance Studio in Philadelphia. Bands were touring again, which meant more in-person visits and live recordings instead of taped ones over Zoom. Today, whether in-person or sent from afar, we're digging back through the archives to highlight some of our stand out performances of the year. Enjoy!

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.