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Rhythm Planet celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

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Legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released the first solo album of his long and distinguished career.

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SoCal venues are back in full swing with a packed calendar this month.

Rhythm Planet September concert picks from classical music at the Bowl to reggae at the Pier

SoCal venues are back in full swing with a packed calendar this month.

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Benny  Moré is the most famous Cuban singer in the world. His songs are etched into the minds and souls of those who have loved and danced to his immortal music.

Celebrating the Centennial of Benny Moré

Benny  Moré is the most famous Cuban singer in the world. His songs are etched into the minds and souls of those who have loved and danced to his immortal music.

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Tom Schnabel's Trance Planet compilations focused on a more meditative approach to world music. Listen to a selection of these beautiful, entrancing songs.

Tom Schnabel curates a meditative world music mix

Tom Schnabel's Trance Planet compilations focused on a more meditative approach to world music. Listen to a selection of these beautiful, entrancing songs.

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An array of music past and present, from Tibet to Ethiopia, Jamaica to Tunisia, and much more.

Listen to Tom Schnabel's globetrotting World Grooves playlist

An array of music past and present, from Tibet to Ethiopia, Jamaica to Tunisia, and much more.

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I love ECM’s new posthumous album by pianist  Paul Bley  titled  When Will the Blues Leave , featuring bassist  Gary Peacock  and drummer  Paul Motian .

New Album Spotlight: Paul Bley’s "When Will the Blues Leave"

I love ECM’s new posthumous album by pianist Paul Bley  titled When Will the Blues Leave , featuring bassist Gary Peacock  and drummer Paul Motian .

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The Rhythm Planet August concert  picks include an Indian tabla festival, Brazilian greats Ivans Lins and Guinga, Colombian cumbia, post-modern South African music, and more.

Rhythm Planet's August Concert Picks feat. Brazilian and South African sounds

The Rhythm Planet August concert  picks include an Indian tabla festival, Brazilian greats Ivans Lins and Guinga, Colombian cumbia, post-modern South African music, and more.

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Brazilian artists often sing songs in praise of the musical heroes who paved the way for them. This week’s playlist honors a compendium of musical immortals that go back to Brazil’s…

Brazilian Songs of Praise

Brazilian artists often sing songs in praise of the musical heroes who paved the way for them. This week’s playlist honors a compendium of musical immortals that go back to Brazil’s…

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Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

Celebrating Apollo 11's moon landing through music

Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

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Rhythm Planet's summer mix with  new releases in jazz, classical, and world music, plus a few reissues and   evergreens.

Stream Rhythm Planet's summer mix feat. globetrotting sunny sounds

Rhythm Planet's summer mix with  new releases in jazz, classical, and world music, plus a few reissues and evergreens.

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The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

Big band, cumbia and jazz: Rhythm Planet's July concert picks

The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

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Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

Bob Marley’s 'Legend' gets a special 35th anniversary reissue

Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

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Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary  Peter Gabriel  and members of  WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label turns 30

Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary Peter Gabriel  and members of WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

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Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

Rhythm Planet Musical Potpourri

Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

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Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

The Guitar Wizardry of Larry Koonse and Mike Moreno

Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

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Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

Rhythm Planet Recommends: Best of June Concerts, from Bossa nova to Cuban sounds

Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

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Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to  Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album  Latino!

Tom Schnabel strolls down memory lane with Cal Tjader’s 1960 album 'Latino!'

Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album Latino!

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The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

New music discoveries from pop to jazz feat. Ludovico Einaudi, Shey Baba, and more

The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

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Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

The Strange and Enticing Music of Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee

Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

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