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

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Classical music is a rich and varied musical genre that will always be part of Tom Schnabel’s world. This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist features some of his classical favorites.

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A baker’s dozen of songs as we prepare to observe a historic election.

Tom Schnabel shares Rhythm Planet's election special

A baker’s dozen of songs as we prepare to observe a historic election.

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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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New and old faves this week, from long-lost Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald to classic Latin soul, contemporary vibes, and more.

Rhythm Planet’s October Suite

New and old faves this week, from long-lost Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald to classic Latin soul, contemporary vibes, and more.

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New albums by saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill feature great players committed to sonic beauty and upholding great jazz traditions.

New Jazz Releases Embrace the Present & Celebrate the Past

New albums by saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill feature great players committed to sonic beauty and upholding great jazz traditions.

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The music flows seamlessly and organically on a new album of works by two French composers who lived centuries apart. It came as a surprising new discovery for Tom Schnabel.

Víkingur Ólafsson’s Exquisite New Album is “Music for All the Senses”

The music flows seamlessly and organically on a new album of works by two French composers who lived centuries apart. It came as a surprising new discovery for Tom Schnabel.

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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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How Henry Rollins inspired Tom Schnabel to muse on punk music and the joy of listening to the unfamiliar

Punk Rock on a Sunday Night

How Henry Rollins inspired Tom Schnabel to muse on punk music and the joy of listening to the unfamiliar

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Last week we mourned a man who changed the sound of music. Toots Hibbert, one of the founding fathers of reggae and the lead of Toots and The Maytals, passed away at 77 in Jamaica.

Remembering Toots Hibbert, mastermind of the Maytals

Last week we mourned a man who changed the sound of music. Toots Hibbert, one of the founding fathers of reggae and the lead of Toots and The Maytals, passed away at 77 in Jamaica.

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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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Eric Whitacre’s new album is a perfect musical anodyne for our crazy times.

Eric Whitacre's Transcendental "The Sacred Veil"

Eric Whitacre’s new album is a perfect musical anodyne for our crazy times.

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The ground-breaking composer releases a new work inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as an app version of his 2015 composition Sleep.

Max Richter’s “Voices” Offers a Global Vision of Humanity

The ground-breaking composer releases a new work inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as an app version of his 2015 composition Sleep.

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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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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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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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Camilo Lara’s project, Mexican Institute of Sound, has unfailingly delivered by consistently putting out phenomenal records that continually embody the past, present, and future of…

Exclusive Premiere: Mexican Institute of Sound previews new album with ‘Dios’

Camilo Lara’s project, Mexican Institute of Sound, has unfailingly delivered by consistently putting out phenomenal records that continually embody the past, present, and future of…

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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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Austin, TX band, Nané, have an indie-soul sound and big energy behind vocalist Daniel Sahad’s dynamic range. They are an artist to watch on NPR's Tiny Desk Contest.

Pan Caliente: Nané taps into indie-soul sound for NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Austin, TX band, Nané, have an indie-soul sound and big energy behind vocalist Daniel Sahad’s dynamic range. They are an artist to watch on NPR's Tiny Desk Contest.

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Eddie Daniels’s new album is a soulful and heartfelt tribute to the music of Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins.

An album about the heart — 'Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins'

Eddie Daniels’s new album is a soulful and heartfelt tribute to the music of Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins.

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Glenn Zaleski’s beautiful new album The Question features deeply personal compositions, written on the verge of new fatherhood as he meditated on this transitional moment in life.

New Album Spotlight: Glenn Zaleski’s The Question

Glenn Zaleski’s beautiful new album The Question features deeply personal compositions, written on the verge of new fatherhood as he meditated on this transitional moment in life.

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Silver Lake’s long-running music venue the Satellite is ending performances and DJ nights.

Silver Lake venue Satellite ends live music and will become a restaurant

Silver Lake’s long-running music venue the Satellite is ending performances and DJ nights.

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