Tom Schnabel

Tom Schnabel

Host, Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet

Tom Schnabel is an internationally recognized radio producer, pioneer, and innovator in world music. He helped introduce world music to American audiences as KCRW’s first music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic (1979-1991). Tom is the author of two books (Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians and Rhythm Planet: The Great World Music Makers), and numerous articles about music. He has produced a number of recordings (Trance Planet, vols. 1–5), and provides music supervision for advertising and movies. He has also served as Program Advisor for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Tom has taught in Los Angeles (UCLA Extension, SCIARC, Mt. Saint Mary’s College) and in Paris (Ecole Universelle). He has over 18 years of experience teaching world music and currently offers weekly music salons at his home.

His new project at KCRW, Rhythm Planet, showcases the best in jazz and world music.  The digital platform includes an on-demand show, a membership club, a blog, and a series of live music salons.  

Tom Schnabel on KCRW

This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

Rhythm Planet’s October Jukebox

This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

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Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

New Album Spotlight: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live at WOMAD 1985

Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

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What not to miss of the musicians from all over the world who play in Los Angeles this month.

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What not to miss of the musicians from all over the world who play in Los Angeles this month.

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