Living Without Fear; Buika speaks to Alex Robinson about the music she discovered when she confronted her fears and found freedom from the expectations of what she was meant to be
Other features include Colombian band Sidestepper, who talk about the fresh sound of their latest album Supernatural Love; English folk duo Show of Hands chat about the people behind the songs on their new album; we find out how rap and reggae changed the political course of Burkina Faso; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.
The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Baaba Maal, Grupo Fantasma and Smockey, plus an exclusive playlist from BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie, who talks about the sadly under-appreciated folk music traditions in China, the natural and cultural beauty of Tibet and her Scottish heritage.
This issue also includes a bonus CD showcasing some of the finest Polish folk acts to have been associated with the New Tradition Polish Radio Folk Festival since its inception in 1998.
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