Rhythm Planet

The best of midsummer new releases, with music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the latest in jazz.

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Franco, the “Congo Colossus,” fronted one of the most popular Congolese rumba groups from the 50’s to the 80’s.

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Eddie Daniels’s new album is a soulful and heartfelt tribute to the music of Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins.

An album about the heart — 'Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins'

Eddie Daniels’s new album is a soulful and heartfelt tribute to the music of Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins.

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Glenn Zaleski’s beautiful new album The Question features deeply personal compositions, written on the verge of new fatherhood as he meditated on this transitional moment in life.

New Album Spotlight: Glenn Zaleski’s The Question

Glenn Zaleski’s beautiful new album The Question features deeply personal compositions, written on the verge of new fatherhood as he meditated on this transitional moment in life.

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New and vintage sounds from Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Latin America, and more.

Rhythm Planet: July Playlist Potpourri

New and vintage sounds from Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Latin America, and more.

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Iconic West African group Orchestra Baobab celebrates the Golden Anniversary of its formation with new vinyl release of their 2002 reunion album,  Specialist in All Styles .

Orchestra Baobab Celebrates 50 Years

Iconic West African group Orchestra Baobab celebrates the Golden Anniversary of its formation with new vinyl release of their 2002 reunion album, Specialist in All Styles .

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Tom Schnabel considers Alan Geik his Latin music godfather. This week, Geik presents his Latin favorites in ten epic songs, with a nice slice of personal history mixed in, too

Rhythm Planet: Exploring 'Latin Dimensions' with Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri

Tom Schnabel considers Alan Geik his Latin music godfather. This week, Geik presents his Latin favorites in ten epic songs, with a nice slice of personal history mixed in, too

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New music from Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Malaysian singer Yuna, Cameroonian-American singer Vagabon, the East-West fusion of guitarist Sharon Isbin and sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, and…

Music for Long Summer Days

New music from Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Malaysian singer Yuna, Cameroonian-American singer Vagabon, the East-West fusion of guitarist Sharon Isbin and sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, and…

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Music to celebrate fathers and fatherhood this week on Rhythm Planet

Songs to Celebrate Dads

Music to celebrate fathers and fatherhood this week on Rhythm Planet

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Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope that shine a light on the struggle for equality and respect as basic human rights.

Rhythm Planet: Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope

Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope that shine a light on the struggle for equality and respect as basic human rights.

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Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

Album Spotlight – Christian Jacob's intimate “Beautiful Jazz: A Private Concert”

Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

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Rhythm Planet's signature eclectic mix of new and old – from silk road electronica to Puerto Rican pop, plus the latest in jazz, classical, and world.

Tunes to Spring into Summer

Rhythm Planet's signature eclectic mix of new and old – from silk road electronica to Puerto Rican pop, plus the latest in jazz, classical, and world.

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Rhythm Planet shines a spotlight on four world music musicians who passed away recently, but are not so well known in the west. They deserve to be better remembered here.

Rhythm Planet: Remembering four pillars of the world music community

Rhythm Planet shines a spotlight on four world music musicians who passed away recently, but are not so well known in the west. They deserve to be better remembered here.

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Tom Schnabel met and interviewed Little Richard just once, on December 18, 1984. The fun and joyful visit was at times wonderfully raucous.

Orgies, Beatles, and Cadillacs: Little Richard's 1984 KCRW interview was as wild as you'd expect

Tom Schnabel met and interviewed Little Richard just once, on December 18, 1984. The fun and joyful visit was at times wonderfully raucous.

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Rhythm Planet whips up our usual recipe for this week’s playlist – a mix of new and older releases across a range of musical styles.

Rhythm Planet: Global mix of unique sounds from Norway to Brazil

Rhythm Planet whips up our usual recipe for this week’s playlist – a mix of new and older releases across a range of musical styles.

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The remarkable  Carnatic  singer’s music reflects a pure heart and exploratory spirit, and also impresses with its musical ambition.

Artist Spotlight: Aditya Prakash

The remarkable Carnatic singer’s music reflects a pure heart and exploratory spirit, and also impresses with its musical ambition.

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Featuring terrific new releases from around the world, including Mali and Mauritius to Colombia and France.

Rhythm Planet New Music Faves & More

Featuring terrific new releases from around the world, including Mali and Mauritius to Colombia and France.

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Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner had a special touch and sound. He joined John Coltrane’s classic quartet at just 21 and provided the wings for Coltrane's sonic explorations.

Remembering McCoy Tyner

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner had a special touch and sound. He joined John Coltrane’s classic quartet at just 21 and provided the wings for Coltrane's sonic explorations.

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Rhythm Planet tosses up a musical salad mix of new and old, along with remembrances of artists who passed away recently.

Spring Mix – A Musical Salad

Rhythm Planet tosses up a musical salad mix of new and old, along with remembrances of artists who passed away recently.

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The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

Manu Dibango, the Lion of Cameroon, RIP

The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

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