Tom Schnabel

Arts, Culture & Media

Panama! 3

We're going to hear a little music from Panama for today's Global Hit. It's from a CD is called Panama 3. It's part of a three CD collection of historic music from Panama released by Sound Way records. We hear from music critic Tom Schnabel.

Global Hit Top Ten of 2009 edit

Just under a week to go before Christmas is upon us. We brought in Tom Schnabel, music programmer at KCRW, to discuss our top World music picks of the year. And maybe, just maybe it will spur you to make a last minute addition to your list.

Arts, Culture & Media

Iranian music

Today's Global Hit takes us to Iran, but not contemporary Iran. We're going back to the 60s and 70s. TWO new compilation CDs of the era have come out this year. Music programmer for KCRW in Santa Monica, California, Tom Schnabel, dips into both of them.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lokua Kanza

The subject of today's Global Hit is singer Lokua Kanza. He's from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa. Kanza has a new album out. And regular contributor Tom Schnabel says it's a winner.