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As we get set to turn the season over to fall, we also rev up the KCRW Presents concert calendar

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Jose Galvan fills you in on a great night of 'musica-indie' that's all for a good cause

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Rhythm Planet celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

Rhythm Planet’s Rainforest Playlist

Rhythm Planet celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

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KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence pays tribute to The Cars' Ric Ocasek, who died September 15, 2019. Ocasek was the main songwriter of The Cars, and a master of the glossy power pop tune.

Remembering Ric Ocasek (The Cars): The master of power pop

KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence pays tribute to The Cars' Ric Ocasek, who died September 15, 2019. Ocasek was the main songwriter of The Cars, and a master of the glossy power pop tune.

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José Galván's latest picks are in the key of autumn. The country roots of Devendra Banhart, neo-soul c/o Raphael Saadiq, and the return of Bombay Bicycle Club.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Devendra Banhart, Raphael Saadiq, and Bombay Bicycle Club

José Galván's latest picks are in the key of autumn. The country roots of Devendra Banhart, neo-soul c/o Raphael Saadiq, and the return of Bombay Bicycle Club.

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José Galván introduces you to one of his current favorite SoCal bands, Brainstory. They mix jazz, psychedelic rock and soul, and they're bubbling up at KCRW.

Pan Caliente: Introducing Brainstory

José Galván introduces you to one of his current favorite SoCal bands, Brainstory. They mix jazz, psychedelic rock and soul, and they're bubbling up at KCRW.

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Legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released the first solo album of his long and distinguished career.

Ahmad Jamal’s New Solo Album “Ballades”

Legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released the first solo album of his long and distinguished career.

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They say Labor Day marks the end of the summer but if you've been in LA this week, it certainly doesn't feel like it.

Music For Your Weekend feat. H.E.R., Bat For Lashes, and SiR

They say Labor Day marks the end of the summer but if you've been in LA this week, it certainly doesn't feel like it.

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José Galván features releases from bilingual songstress Gaby Moreno (feat. Van Dyke Parks and Jackson Browne), hip-hop artist  Olmeca, and DJ/producer El Dusty.

Pan Caliente video roundup

José Galván features releases from bilingual songstress Gaby Moreno (feat. Van Dyke Parks and Jackson Browne), hip-hop artist  Olmeca, and DJ/producer El Dusty.

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SoCal venues are back in full swing with a packed calendar this month.

Rhythm Planet September concert picks from classical music at the Bowl to reggae at the Pier

SoCal venues are back in full swing with a packed calendar this month.

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Chris Douridas reflects on the origins of Eclectic24, as KCRW celebrates 10 years with an on-air takeover.

Celebrating 10 years of Eclectic24

Chris Douridas reflects on the origins of Eclectic24, as KCRW celebrates 10 years with an on-air takeover.

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KCRW will showcase a few of its all-star DJs to host     Morning Becomes Eclectic     throughout the rest of 2019

KCRW All-Stars to Host Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW will showcase a few of its all-star DJs to host   Morning Becomes Eclectic   throughout the rest of 2019

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José Galván shares tracks that Jason Bentley has played over the years and have influenced Jose's life as a music fan and DJ.

Music For Your Weekend: José Galván celebrates the sounds of Jason Bentley

José Galván shares tracks that Jason Bentley has played over the years and have influenced Jose's life as a music fan and DJ.

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Summer is ending, school is in session, but we’re still rockin’.

KCRW Presents: Back to school shows

Summer is ending, school is in session, but we’re still rockin’.

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Benny  Moré is the most famous Cuban singer in the world. His songs are etched into the minds and souls of those who have loved and danced to his immortal music.

Celebrating the Centennial of Benny Moré

Benny  Moré is the most famous Cuban singer in the world. His songs are etched into the minds and souls of those who have loved and danced to his immortal music.

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Mon Laferte is the Chilean indie-pop superstar heard around the world.

Mon Laferte's must-see MBE performance

Mon Laferte is the Chilean indie-pop superstar heard around the world.

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Aaron Byrd serves up highlights from Common's MBE session, the return of hip-hop vets Little Brother, and Maria Usbeck's new solo project.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Common live on MBE, Little Brother, and Maria Usbeck

Aaron Byrd serves up highlights from Common's MBE session, the return of hip-hop vets Little Brother, and Maria Usbeck's new solo project.

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Virtuoso Arthur Hanlon teams up with Cuban hip-hop group Orishas for a Son Cubano style track.

Pan Caliente Premiere: Arthur Hanlon 'Como Suena el Piano' (feat. Orishas)

Virtuoso Arthur Hanlon teams up with Cuban hip-hop group Orishas for a Son Cubano style track.

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Chris Douridas premieres a stunning new song from SYML, which he describes as 'an  utterly magnificent rendering of loss and love.'

Track Premiere: SYML 'Meant To Stay Hid'

Chris Douridas premieres a stunning new song from SYML, which he describes as 'an  utterly magnificent rendering of loss and love.'

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Tom Schnabel's Trance Planet compilations focused on a more meditative approach to world music. Listen to a selection of these beautiful, entrancing songs.

Tom Schnabel curates a meditative world music mix

Tom Schnabel's Trance Planet compilations focused on a more meditative approach to world music. Listen to a selection of these beautiful, entrancing songs.

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José Galván details new sounds from UK psych band Temples, Chance the Rapper and LA's Dear Boy.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Temples, Chance the Rapper, and Dear Boy

José Galván details new sounds from UK psych band Temples, Chance the Rapper and LA's Dear Boy.

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Sending out a few very important 'save the dates' for the KCRW Presents concert calendar.

KCRW Presents: We’ll meet you there!

Sending out a few very important 'save the dates' for the KCRW Presents concert calendar.

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Pan Caliente premieres the new track from Los Angeles chicha outfit La Chamba.

Pan Caliente: La Chamba 'Dame de tu Corazón'

Pan Caliente premieres the new track from Los Angeles chicha outfit La Chamba.

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