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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 Gimaud 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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Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

Iconic ECM Records Celebrates 50 Years

Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

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Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

Rhythm Planet concert picks for November - from Santa Monica to DTLA

Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

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On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

Hear the rediscovered John Coltrane recording 'Blue World'

On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

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This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

Rhythm Planet’s October Jukebox

This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

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Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

New Album Spotlight: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live at WOMAD 1985

Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

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A packed October calendar features both veteran virtuosos and fresh new faces in world, jazz, and more.

Rhythm Planet’s October Concert Picks from Tinariwen to Pharoah Sanders

A packed October calendar features both veteran virtuosos and fresh new faces in world, jazz, and more.

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