Here is the playlist for the program that aired the week of January 4, 2020, featuring selections from some of the best world music albums released in the past decade. Go the Listen page for the link to the archived audio at the PRX website.

On last week’s show, I took a look back at some of my favorite albums of 2019. As we head into 2020, I thought it would be fun to also take a look back at some of the best world music albums of the past decade. On this week’s show, you’ll hear a wide variety of brilliant music released around the world from 2010 to 2019, including cuts from all the albums pictured here.

Go to the Listen menu to find out how you can hear the program on your radio dial, listen to the live-stream online, or play the archived audio on the PRX website.


Along with the launch of this website, I’m very pleased to announce that The Rhythm Atlas radio program will now be carried by  Spokane Public Radio! You can hear the show on KPBX 91.1 FM on Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Pacific time) – starting tonight, January 4, 2020. Go to Spokane Public Radio to listen to the live-stream. (That link is also available on the Listen page in the top menu.)

Michael Patoray hosted the 2-hour world music program Saturday Café on SPR for more than 30 years. Sadly, he passed away suddenly away in November 2019. I’m grateful to SPR for picking up The Rhythm Atlas, and I hope to continue in the spirit of Michael’s Saturday Café program by sharing a lively mix of fantastic music from all over the globe.

KPBX broadcasts in Spokane and the surrounding region in eastern Washington and small parts of Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Go to the SPR website for a list of stations where you can hear it in those areas.

Tune in if you’re in the neighborhood!

Dear Music Lover,

I hope you enjoy this website I’ve created as the hub of news and information about The Rhythm Atlas radio program and about world music in general. You can find out how to listen to the show on your radio dial or online, see weekly playlists, find more info about artists and record labels, and check out links to other world music resources. Let me know if there’s something you’d like to see on the site.

Thanks for reading and listening!