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January 01, 1990 - December 11, 2012 + Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet

Andy Garcia listen
Actor, director, producer and musician Andy Garcia guest hosts with lots of tasty Cuban music in remembrance of his friend, comedian Fred Asparagus.

Steven Isoardi listen
Cafe L.A. celebrates LA's Central Ave Jazz Scene with Steven Isoardi, author of Central Ave. Sounds. He talks about the people who made the...

Chucho Valdes and David Sanchez; Miya Masaoka listen
Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes and Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sanchez stop by the studio for an intimate duo performance. They perform tracks from their releases...

Henri Dikongue listen
From Cameroon, in West Africa, guitarist / singer / songwriter Henri Dikongue performs a very personal set of music that reflects his diverse influences and...

Vocal Sampling
The amazing a capella Havana, group Vocal Sampling performs live. Think of them as Bobby McFerrin x 6, Cuban style, with each member vocally imitating...

Marc Ribot listen
Guitarist Marc Ribot and his band Los Cubanos Postisos join Tom Schnabel for a live performance. Recognized as a distinctive stylist for his work with...

Amadou Diagne, Brian Blade listen
One of the great jazz drummers, Brian Blade, showcases his terrific Blue Note cd. Also, we explore the fascinating connections between West African...

Luis Bravo listen
The director and creator of Forever Tango, Luis Bravo, joins Tom Schnabel to talk about and play examples of the tango from the soundtrack to...

Pierre Bensusan listen
Self-taught French guitarist Pierre Bensusan performs live on Cafe L.A.

Cool Jazz In the '50s listen
Cy Touff, Curtis Amy, and William Claxton join Tom Schnabel for a lively discussion of California cool jazz in the '50s.

Pico Iyer listen
Stopping by as guest d.j. is author and columnist, Pico Iyer.

Gerald Wilson listen
Trumpet player, band leader, and composer Gerald Wilson joins Tom Schnabel on Cafe L.A.

Henri Dikongue listen
Along with Lokua Kanza, Wasis Diop, Cesaria Evora and his compatriot from Cameroon, Sally Nyolo, Henri Dikongue represents the new generation of African artists who...

Carlos Varela listen
Carlos Varela is a controversial Cuban singer and guitarist in the literary songwriter tradition. What he sings about is serious, and how he presents himself...

Bruno Barretto listen
Brazilian director Bruno Barretto joins Tom Schnabel to discuss his film Four Days in September, based on the true story of the kidnapping of...