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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 .

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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

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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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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.

More Music for Troubled Times

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.

Rhythm Planet Playlists: Music for troubled times

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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