Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Nitin SawhneyKCRW

U.K. producer and composer Nitin Sawhney recently made a rare U.S. visit for a live performance in downtown Los Angeles, and we were thrilled to grab him for an in-studio session during his time here. He was joined by vocalist Nicki Wells and tabla player Arev Dervish for a stunning set of music. Wells sang beautifully in multiple languages, helping to make their entire set feel like a globe-spanning journey.

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In Joyful Harmonies, A Band From Venezuela Taps Into Their African Roots

The clarion-voiced Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her band are just beginning to tour internationally. Hear them in their New York City debut at globalFEST in January.

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Ziggy Marley, 'Start It Up' (Live)

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Tinariwen, 'Tin Ihlan' (Live)

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Watch the groundbreaking Tuareg band perform a nighttime set in the Oregon woods.

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