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Rhythm Planet shines a spotlight on four world music musicians who passed away recently, but are not so well known in the west. They deserve to be better remembered here.

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Tom Schnabel met and interviewed Little Richard just once, on December 18, 1984. The fun and joyful visit was at times wonderfully raucous.

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Rhythm Planet whips up our usual recipe for this week’s playlist – a mix of new and older releases across a range of musical styles.

Rhythm Planet: Global mix of unique sounds from Norway to Brazil

Rhythm Planet whips up our usual recipe for this week’s playlist – a mix of new and older releases across a range of musical styles.

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The remarkable  Carnatic  singer’s music reflects a pure heart and exploratory spirit, and also impresses with its musical ambition.

Artist Spotlight: Aditya Prakash

The remarkable Carnatic singer’s music reflects a pure heart and exploratory spirit, and also impresses with its musical ambition.

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Featuring terrific new releases from around the world, including Mali and Mauritius to Colombia and France.

Rhythm Planet New Music Faves & More

Featuring terrific new releases from around the world, including Mali and Mauritius to Colombia and France.

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Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner had a special touch and sound. He joined John Coltrane’s classic quartet at just 21 and provided the wings for Coltrane's sonic explorations.

Remembering McCoy Tyner

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner had a special touch and sound. He joined John Coltrane’s classic quartet at just 21 and provided the wings for Coltrane's sonic explorations.

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Rhythm Planet tosses up a musical salad mix of new and old, along with remembrances of artists who passed away recently.

Spring Mix – A Musical Salad

Rhythm Planet tosses up a musical salad mix of new and old, along with remembrances of artists who passed away recently.

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The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

Manu Dibango, the Lion of Cameroon, RIP

The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

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As we settle into this strange, new normal, Rhythm Planet offers more beautiful and meditative music to hopefully bring some respite into your home and life.

More Music for Troubled Times

As we settle into this strange, new normal, Rhythm Planet offers more beautiful and meditative music to hopefully bring some respite into your home and life.

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Rhythm Planet offers two playlists this week to try to soothe your nerves as well as to inject a small dose of humor into the mix.

Rhythm Planet Playlists: Music for troubled times

Rhythm Planet offers two playlists this week to try to soothe your nerves as well as to inject a small dose of humor into the mix.

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With his development of   bebop  , Charlie Parker had conceived a whole new style of music, a system of composition and improvisation that became the bible of modern jazz.

Charlie “Bird” Parker at 100

With his development of bebop , Charlie Parker had conceived a whole new style of music, a system of composition and improvisation that became the bible of modern jazz.

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This month, hear live music from around the world, from Cuban piano and Brazilian mandolin to South African choir; plus don’t miss a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker as well as…

March Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

This month, hear live music from around the world, from Cuban piano and Brazilian mandolin to South African choir; plus don’t miss a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker as well as…

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Rhythm Planet showcases new releases in our playlist this week, together with some rediscoveries and remembrances along the way.

New Music, Rediscoveries, Remembrances

Rhythm Planet showcases new releases in our playlist this week, together with some rediscoveries and remembrances along the way.

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Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

Remembering Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

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The latest releases in Smithsonian Folkways’s vinyl reissue series highlight seminal recordings from the Caribbean, the Sahel, and Gambia.

Rhythm Planet: Spotlighting releases on Smithsonian's record label

The latest releases in Smithsonian Folkways’s vinyl reissue series highlight seminal recordings from the Caribbean, the Sahel, and Gambia.

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Vocalists and pianists take the stage this month, from Gregory Porter and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Hélène Grimaud and Omar Sosa

February Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Vocalists and pianists take the stage this month, from Gregory Porter and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Hélène Grimaud and Omar Sosa

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Showcasing the Arabic oud and the top musicians who play it. The pan-Arab instrument has been called the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments.

Spotlight on Oud Masters

Showcasing the Arabic oud and the top musicians who play it. The pan-Arab instrument has been called the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments.

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Tom Schnabel revisits some musical gems from the past, from African and Corsican music to jazz and gospel favorites.

Rhythm Planet Playlist: Rediscovered Gems

Tom Schnabel revisits some musical gems from the past, from African and Corsican music to jazz and gospel favorites.

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Tom Schnabel takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his early musical moments and memories.

Rhythm Planet: Musical moments and memories

Tom Schnabel takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his early musical moments and memories.

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Make a resolution to see more live music in 2020, starting with these terrific shows around town!

January Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Make a resolution to see more live music in 2020, starting with these terrific shows around town!

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