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As we settle into this strange, new normal, Rhythm Planet offers more beautiful and meditative music to hopefully bring some respite into your home and life.

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Rhythm Planet offers two playlists this week to try to soothe your nerves as well as to inject a small dose of humor into the mix.

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With his development of   bebop  , Charlie Parker had conceived a whole new style of music, a system of composition and improvisation that became the bible of modern jazz.

Charlie “Bird” Parker at 100

With his development of bebop , Charlie Parker had conceived a whole new style of music, a system of composition and improvisation that became the bible of modern jazz.

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This month, hear live music from around the world, from Cuban piano and Brazilian mandolin to South African choir; plus don’t miss a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker as well as…

March Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

This month, hear live music from around the world, from Cuban piano and Brazilian mandolin to South African choir; plus don’t miss a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker as well as…

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Rhythm Planet showcases new releases in our playlist this week, together with some rediscoveries and remembrances along the way.

New Music, Rediscoveries, Remembrances

Rhythm Planet showcases new releases in our playlist this week, together with some rediscoveries and remembrances along the way.

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Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

Remembering Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

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The latest releases in Smithsonian Folkways’s vinyl reissue series highlight seminal recordings from the Caribbean, the Sahel, and Gambia.

Rhythm Planet: Spotlighting releases on Smithsonian's record label

The latest releases in Smithsonian Folkways’s vinyl reissue series highlight seminal recordings from the Caribbean, the Sahel, and Gambia.

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Vocalists and pianists take the stage this month, from Gregory Porter and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Hélène Grimaud and Omar Sosa

February Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Vocalists and pianists take the stage this month, from Gregory Porter and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Hélène Grimaud and Omar Sosa

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Showcasing the Arabic oud and the top musicians who play it. The pan-Arab instrument has been called the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments.

Spotlight on Oud Masters

Showcasing the Arabic oud and the top musicians who play it. The pan-Arab instrument has been called the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments.

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Tom Schnabel revisits some musical gems from the past, from African and Corsican music to jazz and gospel favorites.

Rhythm Planet Playlist: Rediscovered Gems

Tom Schnabel revisits some musical gems from the past, from African and Corsican music to jazz and gospel favorites.

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Tom Schnabel takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his early musical moments and memories.

Rhythm Planet: Musical moments and memories

Tom Schnabel takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his early musical moments and memories.

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Make a resolution to see more live music in 2020, starting with these terrific shows around town!

January Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Make a resolution to see more live music in 2020, starting with these terrific shows around town!

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Ring in the new year with a new playlist of recent releases from Rhythm Planet!

New Tunes for the New Year

Ring in the new year with a new playlist of recent releases from Rhythm Planet!

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Tom Schnabel picks his favorite jazz, world, and classical releases of 2019.

Rhythm Planet’s Best of 2019

Tom Schnabel picks his favorite jazz, world, and classical releases of 2019.

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Deck your musical halls with classics and holiday fare from places near and far!

Rhythm Planet holiday mix feat. classics and sounds from Brazil, Cuba, Syria, Lebanon, Jamaica, Trinidad and Hawai’i.

Deck your musical halls with classics and holiday fare from places near and far!

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In this era of ephemeral music streaming, box sets (particularly vinyl ones) appear to be experiencing a comeback.

Beautiful box sets for holiday gift-giving from Chet Baker to Calypso Caribbean sounds

In this era of ephemeral music streaming, box sets (particularly vinyl ones) appear to be experiencing a comeback.

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Don't miss the terrific holiday and non-holiday concerts on the December calendar – from jazz and classical guitar to the eclectic sounds of Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia to a festive…

December Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Don't miss the terrific holiday and non-holiday concerts on the December calendar – from jazz and classical guitar to the eclectic sounds of Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia to a festive…

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A bunch of songs—some elegant, some silly—to keep you company as you prepare for (or indulge in) the big feast.

Rhythm Planet’s Thanksgiving Playlist

A bunch of songs—some elegant, some silly—to keep you company as you prepare for (or indulge in) the big feast.

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Tom Schnabel shines a spotlight on a few women in jazz now who are playing exceptional music on instruments once reserved for male jazz musicians.

Spotlight on Jazz Women

Tom Schnabel shines a spotlight on a few women in jazz now who are playing exceptional music on instruments once reserved for male jazz musicians.

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Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.

Rhythm Planet’s new music favorites featuring jazz, tropical Latin, and crossover classical

Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.

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