World Music

As his weekly posts on Rhythm Planet come to a close, Tom Schnabel remembers some of the wonderful experiences he had as a radio host and producer over his 43 years with KCRW.

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This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist reflects Tom Schnabel's journey over a life and career in music.

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Rhythm Planet features a final crop of great new releases in jazz and world music as we close out 2020

New Tunes to Close Out the Year

Rhythm Planet features a final crop of great new releases in jazz and world music as we close out 2020

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A spotlight on Pakistani and Indian artists Tom Schnabel deeply admires and whose music he keeps returning to again and again.

Qawwali and Raga: Quest for the Sublime

A spotlight on Pakistani and Indian artists Tom Schnabel deeply admires and whose music he keeps returning to again and again.

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Our latest playlist features a new crop of recent releases, including music from Cape Verde, Pakistan, Brazil, plus others closer to home.

Rhythm Planet’s Autumn Harvest

Our latest playlist features a new crop of recent releases, including music from Cape Verde, Pakistan, Brazil, plus others closer to home.

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The celebrated guitarist unites musical traditions at an inspiring concert in Valencia, Spain

Jazz Legend John McLaughlin’s Musical Magic

The celebrated guitarist unites musical traditions at an inspiring concert in Valencia, Spain

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Strange and unusual sounds plus yelps and screams from around the world populate this week’s playlist.

Rhythm Planet’s Alternative Halloween Playlist

Strange and unusual sounds plus yelps and screams from around the world populate this week’s playlist.

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Rhythm Planet mix of new releases and enduring classics for emotional and spiritual sustenance.

Rhythm Planet Playlist: New Releases & Enduring Classics

Rhythm Planet mix of new releases and enduring classics for emotional and spiritual sustenance.

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This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist includes a bit of everything—experimental and ambient sounds; electronica and soul; the latest jazz, world, classical releases; plus Gary Peacock and…

Rhythm Planet: September Songs

This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist includes a bit of everything—experimental and ambient sounds; electronica and soul; the latest jazz, world, classical releases; plus Gary Peacock and…

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Yuna premieres new work in live performance for KCRW’s In Residence series.

In Residence: Yuna debuts R&B-pop gem and covers the White Stripes in live performance video

Yuna premieres new work in live performance for KCRW’s In Residence series.

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KCRW’s Anne Litt recommends new music from all women artists: 
 “Wolves” by Jensen McRae 
 
 “Courage” by Lianne La Havas 
 
 “Stand with Each Other” by Nubya Garcia 
 
 “I…

‘Wolves,’ ‘Courage,’ ‘I Don’t Care’: Anne Litt’s favorite new songs by women

KCRW’s Anne Litt recommends new music from all women artists: “Wolves” by Jensen McRae “Courage” by Lianne La Havas “Stand with Each Other” by Nubya Garcia “I…

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Norah Jones released her album “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” earlier this year — offering a personal and political view of her world.

In Residence: Norah Jones performs a Dolly Parton classic and new album tracks

Norah Jones released her album “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” earlier this year — offering a personal and political view of her world.

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Signature Rhythm Planet music mix featuring the latest and classics in jazz, Brazilian, world music, and more

Rhythm Planet Jukebox – Jazz, Brazilian, World, and More

Signature Rhythm Planet music mix featuring the latest and classics in jazz, Brazilian, world music, and more

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Musician Trent Reznor and producer Atticus Ross have worked together on scores for several movies and TV shows, including the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Watchmen.”

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on ‘Watchmen’ score and ‘godlike power’ of affecting emotions

Musician Trent Reznor and producer Atticus Ross have worked together on scores for several movies and TV shows, including the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Watchmen.”

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Angolan superstar Waldemar Bastos’s exquisite voice and music soothed and transfixed his audiences.

Waldemar Bastos, the Voice of Angola, RIP

Angolan superstar Waldemar Bastos’s exquisite voice and music soothed and transfixed his audiences.

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KCRW speaks with Alison Ellwood, director of “The Go-Go’s” film, and Jane Wiedlin, guitarist and backup vocalist for the Go-Go’s.

‘It was really fun being a rock star for 10 seconds.’ Jane Wiedlin on her time with the Go-Go’s

KCRW speaks with Alison Ellwood, director of “The Go-Go’s” film, and Jane Wiedlin, guitarist and backup vocalist for the Go-Go’s.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW today announce details of an exclusive on-air series featuring previously recorded live concerts from KCRW’s World Festival at the…

KCRW announces on-air broadcasts of iconic Hollywood Bowl performances

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW today announce details of an exclusive on-air series featuring previously recorded live concerts from KCRW’s World Festival at the…

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The best of midsummer new releases, with music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the latest in jazz.

Rhythm Planet: New World Grooves and Jazz Beats

The best of midsummer new releases, with music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the latest in jazz.

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Franco, the “Congo Colossus,” fronted one of the most popular Congolese rumba groups from the 50’s to the 80’s.

Spotlight on Congolese Superstar Franco

Franco, the “Congo Colossus,” fronted one of the most popular Congolese rumba groups from the 50’s to the 80’s.

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Music magazine Creem was a tastemaker for rock and roll during the 1970s. The publication built that reputation because it wasn't afraid to go after some of rock's sacred cows.

'Creem': New documentary about the 1970s rock and roll magazine

Music magazine Creem was a tastemaker for rock and roll during the 1970s. The publication built that reputation because it wasn't afraid to go after some of rock's sacred cows.

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