This week RP features new releases that Tom loves. Included on the playlist are Cuban-American jazz singer Venissa Santi, Ethio-Jazz heavyweight Mulatu Astatke, an Italian reissue of a classic from Belgian pianist Francy Boland, vocalist Nancy Harms covering Satie, Vietnamese Dan Bao player Vanessa Vo's also covering Satie, Moroccan trance music form Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa, LA's own Boogaloo Assasins, Jahwaiian band Hawai'I 13, afrobeat from Ghana's The Cutlass Band, and new Brazilian grooves from Rodrigo Pitta.
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Evergreens—The Music I Love (Pt. 2) This week Tom spotlights a dozen gems that he's loved over the years, including early music from Andalusian Spain, spiritual tracks from pianists Tigran Hamasyan and Ola Gjeilo, plus classics from the inimitable Slim Gaillard, sassy Sarah Vaughan, timbales king Tito Puente, and the revenge song master Bobby "Blues" Bland.
Afro-Brazilian Dance Company Viver Brasil Celebrates 20th Anniversary Viver Brasil is a world-class dance company specializing in Afro-Brazilian dance styles from Bahia. Founder Linda Yudin and choreographer/percussionist Kahlil Cummings drop by Rhythm Planet to talk about the big upcoming show at the Ford Theatre Friday, September 22.
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