Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

7 min

Discover KCRW's exclusive artist interviews, live performances, original programming and streaming playlists. Our digital-first music programming is on-demand and updated weekly.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Topaz Faerie traces her musical history from Geri Allen’s sublime jazz to Hiatus Kaiyote’s pop futurism.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ana Roxanne recommends vocalists whose music fills your head, including H.E.R. and Ethiopia’s Bezawork Asfaw.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” jez.who speaks about empathy and affirmation through the music of Celia Cruz, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Vinyl Williams spans the decades for a set of astral masterpieces from A.R. Kane, Montage, The Peace, and more.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Sasami offers a selection of animal-themed songs by everyone from Linda McCartney to Moondog.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ruben Zarate of Dante Elephante talks about Harry Nilsson’s ghost and Jeff Buckley’s funk period.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Koreatown Oddity digs into the crates for deep cuts from Madlib, The Stranglers, Horace Silver, and more.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Frankie Reyes highlights his favorite “techno-indigenous” composers blending old traditions with new technologies.

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