World Music

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

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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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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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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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Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

From sound baths to Ethio-jazz, May's best concerts

Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

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Carlos Izcaray   , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela.

Political upheaval in Venezuela informs Carlos Izcaray’s career as a music director and conductor

Carlos Izcaray , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rhythm Planet’s latest mix includes 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks—mostly new but a few evergreens, too.

Rhythm Planet: Spring Mix

Rhythm Planet’s latest mix includes 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks—mostly new but a few evergreens, too.

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This week we remember two African musicians who died recently. They might not be well-known here in the U.S., but both were legendary artists in African music.

Two African Musical Giants RIP: Dorothy Masuka & Simaro Lutumba

This week we remember two African musicians who died recently. They might not be well-known here in the U.S., but both were legendary artists in African music.

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Rhythm Planet's picks this month include the fado singer Mariza, Algerian superstar Khaled, a new program from the Silkroad Ensemble, the incredible young multi-instrumentalist Rachel…

April Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Rhythm Planet's picks this month include the fado singer Mariza, Algerian superstar Khaled, a new program from the Silkroad Ensemble, the incredible young multi-instrumentalist Rachel…

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We discuss “Heaven & Hell” by Vangelis, the theme song to Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS series “Cosmos,” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year; “Desire” by Talk Talk, whose lead…

Music inspired by current events, including the 50th anniversary of Woodstock

We discuss “Heaven & Hell” by Vangelis, the theme song to Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS series “Cosmos,” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year; “Desire” by Talk Talk, whose lead…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jason Bentley, Anne Litt, and Anthony Valadez recap the action and introduce you to the buzzworthy,

SXSW 2019 - Day 2

Jason Bentley, Anne Litt, and Anthony Valadez recap the action and introduce you to the buzzworthy,

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