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Iconic West African group Orchestra Baobab celebrates the Golden Anniversary of its formation with new vinyl release of their 2002 reunion album, Specialist in All Styles .

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Tom Schnabel considers Alan Geik his Latin music godfather. This week, Geik presents his Latin favorites in ten epic songs, with a nice slice of personal history mixed in, too

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Grammy winning producer Latroit covers Peter Gabriel’s classic track “Don’t Give Up.”

Latroit premieres cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up” on Jason Bentley’s new label

Grammy winning producer Latroit covers Peter Gabriel’s classic track “Don’t Give Up.”

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Your favorite music venues are on the verge of extinction — but there are ways to help.

Under threat of closure, famed music venues unite to lobby Congress

Your favorite music venues are on the verge of extinction — but there are ways to help.

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New music from Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Malaysian singer Yuna, Cameroonian-American singer Vagabon, the East-West fusion of guitarist Sharon Isbin and sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, and…

Music for Long Summer Days

New music from Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Malaysian singer Yuna, Cameroonian-American singer Vagabon, the East-West fusion of guitarist Sharon Isbin and sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, and…

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Music to celebrate fathers and fatherhood this week on Rhythm Planet

Songs to Celebrate Dads

Music to celebrate fathers and fatherhood this week on Rhythm Planet

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Big Red Machine — the dynamic project led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) — collaborate with Michael Stipe on the beautiful new track " No Time for Love…

Michael Stipe teams up with Big Red Machine for new single

Big Red Machine — the dynamic project led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) — collaborate with Michael Stipe on the beautiful new track " No Time for Love…

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Oaxacan singer-songwriter Lila Downs has been an icon of Mexican folk music for decades, and is plotting a new album. José Galván spoke with her about her new single, being labeled as…

Pan Caliente: Lila Downs feels trapped in a time that has suddenly changed

Oaxacan singer-songwriter Lila Downs has been an icon of Mexican folk music for decades, and is plotting a new album. José Galván spoke with her about her new single, being labeled as…

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Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope that shine a light on the struggle for equality and respect as basic human rights.

Rhythm Planet: Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope

Songs of protest, resistance, change, anger, and hope that shine a light on the struggle for equality and respect as basic human rights.

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Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

Album Spotlight – Christian Jacob's intimate “Beautiful Jazz: A Private Concert”

Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

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Pan Caliente brings you an exclusive preview of the first release in 13 years from Puerto Rican Latin Grammy-nominated rock quartet Circo.

Pan Caliente: Preview Circo's first new album in 13 years

Pan Caliente brings you an exclusive preview of the first release in 13 years from Puerto Rican Latin Grammy-nominated rock quartet Circo.

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Rhythm Planet's signature eclectic mix of new and old – from silk road electronica to Puerto Rican pop, plus the latest in jazz, classical, and world.

Tunes to Spring into Summer

Rhythm Planet's signature eclectic mix of new and old – from silk road electronica to Puerto Rican pop, plus the latest in jazz, classical, and world.

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Local Natives release reworked version of "Dark Days" featuring Sylvan Esso vocalist Amelia Meath. Bassist Nik Ewing also crafts an exclusive playlist for KCRW.

Local Natives collaborate with Sylvan Esso and share playlist

Local Natives release reworked version of "Dark Days" featuring Sylvan Esso vocalist Amelia Meath. Bassist Nik Ewing also crafts an exclusive playlist for KCRW.

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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.

Rhythm Planet: Remembering four pillars of the world music community

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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José Galván connects with the duo Buscabulla. They recently released their debut album and moved back to their native Puerto Rico.

Pan Caliente: Buscabulla on their new album, helping out Puerto Rican artists and holograms

José Galván connects with the duo Buscabulla. They recently released their debut album and moved back to their native Puerto Rico.

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Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, has died at 73 of cancer,      according to NPR  .    I loved this band ever since I first heard the 1981 album     Computer World  .

Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, has died at 73 of cancer

Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, has died at 73 of cancer,   according to NPR .   I loved this band ever since I first heard the 1981 album   Computer World .

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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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Bibio has announced a forthcoming EP titled Sleep On The Wing, and also shared the first sounds via the gentle title track.

Track Premiere: Bibio announces new EP and peaceful title track 'Sleep On The Wing'

Bibio has announced a forthcoming EP titled Sleep On The Wing, and also shared the first sounds via the gentle title track.

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KCRW DJs hosted a digital happy hour with friends and listeners to share the albums they're listening to during this challenging time.

Watch: KCRW DJs discuss their favorite quarantine albums

KCRW DJs hosted a digital happy hour with friends and listeners to share the albums they're listening to during this challenging time.

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Tom Schnabel shares an appreciation of Afrobeat pioneer, Tony Allen, who died this week.

Remembering Tony Allen, Afrobeat originator and Fela Kuti’s drummer

Tom Schnabel shares an appreciation of Afrobeat pioneer, Tony Allen, who died this week.

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Jose Galvan spotlights Angelica Garcia's impressive 2020 album Cha Cha Palace.

Pan Caliente: Angelica Garcia's album 'Cha Cha Palace' is a 2020 favorite

Jose Galvan spotlights Angelica Garcia's impressive 2020 album Cha Cha Palace.

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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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Jose Galvan shares a track perfect for your living room dance party.

Pan Caliente: Katzù Oso gets back to his bedroom pop roots

Jose Galvan shares a track perfect for your living room dance party.

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