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KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday. Lean into the hypnotic grooves of Khruangbin with this essential 2018 performance.

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Beloved virtuosic indie-pop musician Andrew Bird releases a new track titled “Capital Crimes.” Bird also shares an exclusive playlist and log of what he's been up to during quarantine.

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Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

Pan Caliente: Playlist updates from world beats to sultry sounds

Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

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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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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd  crafted a sonic offering called  Accept . It's a mix of fun music that'll get you moving and allow you to forget you’re even quarantined. Enjoy!

Music For Your Weekend: Aaron Byrd's mix to make you move

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd  crafted a sonic offering called  Accept . It's a mix of fun music that'll get you moving and allow you to forget you’re even quarantined. Enjoy!

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Hanni El Khatib announces new album and shares the track "ALIVE." Hanni also put together an exclusive playlist for KCRW featuring a collage of sounds that inspired the album.

Hanni El Khatib announces new album and shares exclusive playlist

Hanni El Khatib announces new album and shares the track "ALIVE." Hanni also put together an exclusive playlist for KCRW featuring a collage of sounds that inspired the album.

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CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo live from an empty Royce Hall. The performance was recorded and can be streamed on KCRW.com

Watch: CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo, recorded live at UCLA’s Royce Hall

CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo live from an empty Royce Hall. The performance was recorded and can be streamed on KCRW.com

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KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday.

Throwback Session: Kamasi Washington live on MBE (2018)

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday.

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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd has been  listening to a lot of music that reminds him of anywhere but here and now. Listen to this mix for an audible getaway.

Aaron Byrd crafts an exclusive playlist to help you get away

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd has been  listening to a lot of music that reminds him of anywhere but here and now. Listen to this mix for an audible getaway.

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East LA band Twin Seas have a new wave sound and their latest track "SLICE" brings some much needed chill.

Pan Caliente: East LA band Twin Seas bring chill, new wave sound

East LA band Twin Seas have a new wave sound and their latest track "SLICE" brings some much needed chill.

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How you can help the music industry — and how the music industry can help each other. Here are some ways you can support artists while we cope with the societal changes of coronavirus.

7 ways to help musicians and the music industry during the coronavirus outbreak

How you can help the music industry — and how the music industry can help each other. Here are some ways you can support artists while we cope with the societal changes of coronavirus.

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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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KCRW DJ Marion Hodges has been keeping tabs on artists bringing live virtual shows to social audiences.

Music For Your Weekend: Safer (shows) at home edition

KCRW DJ Marion Hodges has been keeping tabs on artists bringing live virtual shows to social audiences.

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Pan Caliente premieres a new track for your self-isolated ears. Paco Versailles is the phenomenal new project from Ryan Merchant of Capital Cities and world-renowned flamenco…

Pan Caliente track premiere: Paco Versailles blend electronics and flamenco

Pan Caliente premieres a new track for your self-isolated ears. Paco Versailles is the phenomenal new project from Ryan Merchant of Capital Cities and world-renowned flamenco…

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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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Aaron Byrd has a musical escape for your weekend. Dive into Jordan Mackampa's debut album, get to know Christelle Bofale, and Swamp Dogg is a legend you need to listen to.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Jordan Mackampa, Christelle Bofale, and Swamp Dogg

Aaron Byrd has a musical escape for your weekend. Dive into Jordan Mackampa's debut album, get to know Christelle Bofale, and Swamp Dogg is a legend you need to listen to.

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Toro y Moi and Flume: two artists who were instrumental in defining the sound of the 2010s, team up for new project. Check out "The Difference."

Flume teams up with Toro y Moi for new track "The Difference"

Toro y Moi and Flume: two artists who were instrumental in defining the sound of the 2010s, team up for new project. Check out "The Difference."

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Concert promoters Goldenvoice have announced that next month’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California has been rescheduled to the weekends of October 9-11 and 16-18.

Coachella music festival pushed to October due to coronavirus

Concert promoters Goldenvoice have announced that next month’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California has been rescheduled to the weekends of October 9-11 and 16-18.

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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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Pulp icon Jarvis Cocker has a new project, the anticipated return of psych-folk band Woods, and Muzz is comprised of Paul Banks (Interpol), Matt Barrick (the Walkmen) and Josh Kaufmann…

Music For Your Weekend feat. Jarv Is, Woods, and introducing Muzz (Interpol/Walkmen project)

Pulp icon Jarvis Cocker has a new project, the anticipated return of psych-folk band Woods, and Muzz is comprised of Paul Banks (Interpol), Matt Barrick (the Walkmen) and Josh Kaufmann…

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Chilean artist Tito Rey has always had aspirations to become a pop star but visa issues in the United States made it tough to chase his dream.

Pan Caliente: Tito Rey shares his personal story with "Nobody's Illegal"

Chilean artist Tito Rey has always had aspirations to become a pop star but visa issues in the United States made it tough to chase his dream.

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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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Aaron Byrd has an outstanding lineup of artists for you to leap into this weekend. Use the extra day in February to listen to the return of KCRW favorites Lianne La Havas, Disclosure…

Music For Your Weekend feat. Lianne La Havas, Moses Sumney, Chicano Batman, and Disclosure

Aaron Byrd has an outstanding lineup of artists for you to leap into this weekend. Use the extra day in February to listen to the return of KCRW favorites Lianne La Havas, Disclosure…

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