World Music

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bruce Springsteen is often seen as the the All-American man, especially with his blue jeans and Super Bowl halftime performances with the huge firework displays.  Springsteen also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Linda Ronstadt sang rock, folk, Mexican mariachi and operetta. She won 10 Grammys, and was the only female artist with five platinum-selling albums in a row.

Linda Ronstadt, from arena rock to operetta and Mexican folk

Linda Ronstadt sang rock, folk, Mexican mariachi and operetta. She won 10 Grammys, and was the only female artist with five platinum-selling albums in a row.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Crosby wrote and/or sang many songs associated with the golden age of American rock music.

Rock musician David Crosby on music, love, and drugs

David Crosby wrote and/or sang many songs associated with the golden age of American rock music.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The music duo The Carpenters are icons in the Philippines. Writer Karen Tongson was even named after Karen Carpenter. Now she's written a new book called "Why Karen Carpenter Matters."

How musician Karen Carpenter defined American culture to a young Filipino woman

The music duo The Carpenters are icons in the Philippines. Writer Karen Tongson was even named after Karen Carpenter. Now she's written a new book called "Why Karen Carpenter Matters."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.

LA kids learn mariachi music and more about themselves along the way

One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.

from Greater LA

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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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This week’s music mix ushers in the fall season with songs from France, Lebanon, Jamaica, Estonia, Pakistan, Niger, Brazil, and more.

Rhythm Planet's Autumn Serenade

This week’s music mix ushers in the fall season with songs from France, Lebanon, Jamaica, Estonia, Pakistan, Niger, Brazil, and more.

from Music News

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

Rhythm Planet’s Rainforest Playlist

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

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News