Aaron Byrd

Aaron Byrd

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2 hr, 59 min

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Valida sits in for Aaron Byrd.

Aaron Byrd takes you on musical journey around the world, exploring sounds from the favelas of Brazil to the Taureg culture of Timbuktu, all in search of the perfect groove.

In the wake of Aretha Franklin's passing, Aaron Byrd paid tribute to the Queen of Soul with a special two-hour set of her classic music.

When the country endures tragedies like the ones we’ve experienced the last couple of days, I feel it is my responsibility to use my platform to reflect the sentiments of many.

I had the pleasure of having my man Jason Valerio, better known as Trackademicks, stop by for a guest dj set.

KCRW DJs delve into the newly digitized music archive. With this new system, it is now as easy for DJs to play rare and obscure pieces as the latest releases.  Listen as they explore the old and the new in this KCRW music special.

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KCRW's annual Best Of hub recognizes the best albums of the year (and decade 2010-19), best songs, and best performances that caught our DJs' attention in 2019.

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East LA icons Los Lobos released their first ever Christmas album Llego Navidad earlier this fall.

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Jose Galvan puts together a playlist of Pan Caliente's greatest hits from 2019. A wide-ranging collection with background and context.

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

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Milton Nascimento possesses one of the most recognizable voices in Brazlilian music.

Milton Nascimento: “Maria Maria”

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

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Angel Olsen's new album All Mirrors is a hauntingly beautiful body of work. She says "I knew I wanted something big and epic" and this album certainly delivers.

Angel Olsen performs her beautiful new album 'All Mirrors' live on MBE

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Madame Gandhi is a woman of many talents - she ran the London Marathon, has given a TED talk and is an activist dedicated to modern gender equality.  On "Top Knot Turn Up" she rolls up…

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