Shemekia on NPR’s World Cafe

World Cafe will feature an interview with Shemekia Copeland this Thursday, January 28th. This feature also includes portions of her performance from WXPN’s Free At Noon concert that originally aired in October.

NPR’s World Cafe can be heard nationwide on over 200 stations and all over the world thanks to the live stream on the internet. The WXPN Philadelphia stream can be heard at 2 pm ET on XPN.orgAt approximately 5 pm ET the same day, the episode will be featured as the current show and archived for on-demand streaming on World Cafe.

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Here is the podcast of the show.

Shemekia Copeland, daughter of the late bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland, got her start when she first took the stage with him at age 8; she released her first album 10 years later. In this session, she explains that she’s always had a powerful voice, but had to learn the subtleties of singing.

In this episode, Copeland performs at WXPN’s Free At Noon concert, where she sings songs from her latest album, Outskirts Of Love.