World Music

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.

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.

from Music News

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.

from Music News

Wednesday-Thursday, February 6 & 7 | Chinese New Year Program with Ray Chen | Walt Disney Concert Hall (Downtown) Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East-West program of both…

February Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Wednesday-Thursday, February 6 & 7 | Chinese New Year Program with Ray Chen | Walt Disney Concert Hall (Downtown) Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East-West program of both…

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Given that the Pan Caliente feature is about music discovery, we sometimes forget to shine a light on classics of the past. Well, today through Alih Jey’s first single off…

Pan Caliente Track Premiere: Alih Jey – “Mi Debilidad”

Given that the Pan Caliente feature is about music discovery, we sometimes forget to shine a light on classics of the past. Well, today through Alih Jey’s first single off…

from Music News

I hope you’ve been enjoying last week’s new music discoveries playlist.

New Music & Rediscoveries

I hope you’ve been enjoying last week’s new music discoveries playlist.

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It was back in 2008, during the ‘wild, wild west’ phase of online music sharing (with torrents and .rar files making it easier for independent projects to distribute themselves), that…

Pan Caliente: Alex Ferreira

It was back in 2008, during the ‘wild, wild west’ phase of online music sharing (with torrents and .rar files making it easier for independent projects to distribute themselves), that…

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This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist showcases an eclectic array of new releases and rediscoveries that deserve some love. I’ll highlight a few here in the post, but see below for a…

New Music Discoveries

This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist showcases an eclectic array of new releases and rediscoveries that deserve some love. I’ll highlight a few here in the post, but see below for a…

from Music News

Today we turn our attention to Colombian-American singer/songwriter, Danny Murcia.

Pan Caliente: El Mañana

Today we turn our attention to Colombian-American singer/songwriter, Danny Murcia.

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I have a confession to make. When Nancy Wilson walked into KCRW’s humble studio on the John Adams Middle School campus on June 16, 1981, it caught me by complete surprise.…

Remembering Nancy Wilson

I have a confession to make. When Nancy Wilson walked into KCRW’s humble studio on the John Adams Middle School campus on June 16, 1981, it caught me by complete surprise.…

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The new year brings with it a refresh of albums and bands to look forward to. Here’s a couple upcoming releases that we’re emocionados (excited) about: Nicola Cruz If you’re…

Pan Caliente: artists to watch in 2019

The new year brings with it a refresh of albums and bands to look forward to. Here’s a couple upcoming releases that we’re emocionados (excited) about: Nicola Cruz If you’re…

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