Susheela Raman has consistently broken through all constraints of musical categorisation. In the new issue (July, #101) Peter Culshaw talks to the British-Asian singer about her new album, Queen Between, and her reputation of boundary crossing.
The free exclusive 15-track covermount CD features ten tracks from our latest Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by BBC Asian Network’s DJ Nihal.
Other features will include Gilles Peterson’s latest Brazilian record with Sonzeira; Martin & Eliza Carthy; a Beginner’s guide to Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen; the Bommerang Project; Sounds of Siam; our the top ten new Brazilian artists to look out for this summer, plus our extensive CD, DVD and world cinema review sections.
On sale in the UK from June 6.
Russ Slater talks to Gilles Peterson about how his Brazilian love affair was the impetus for his latest project and release
The Boomerang Project: Bagpipes meet taonga puoro and didgeridoo in a unique musical collaboration