World 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.

from Music News

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

from The Fink + Forty Show

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

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.

from Music News

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,

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The KCRW music crew are badged up and ready to hit the streets!

SXSW 2019 - Day 1

The KCRW music crew are badged up and ready to hit the streets!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Every now and then, you’ll see a claim by some music writer, blogger, or critic, that the subject they are profiling is or will be “the voice of a generation.” …

Pan Caliente – Silvana Estrada

Every now and then, you’ll see a claim by some music writer, blogger, or critic, that the subject they are profiling is or will be “the voice of a generation.” …

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The seven-member K-Pop group   BTS  —short for either their Korean name  Bangtan Sonyeondan  (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or an English name Beyond the Scene—is currently on the tail end…

Do You Know BTS?

The seven-member K-Pop group BTS —short for either their Korean name Bangtan Sonyeondan  (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or an English name Beyond the Scene—is currently on the tail end…

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Today we bring you the premiere of a delectable new voice in the singer/songwriter world. Her name is Alicia Blue and she is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles.…

Pan Caliente Track Premiere: Alicia Blue “Incognito”

Today we bring you the premiere of a delectable new voice in the singer/songwriter world. Her name is Alicia Blue and she is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles.…

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 2019 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

Lineup Announced for KCRW’s 2019 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 2019 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

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