Ana Moura, is one of Portugal’s biggest fado stars and she talks to Songlines about making her own, very distinct mark on this most traditional singing style
Other features include an interview with the South Indian vocalist Aruna Sairam who returns to the Darbar Festival next month; the Semer Ensemble revisiting the music of Berlin in the 1930s; an examination of the Cairo Conference of 1932 and its impact on Arabic music; the Meshk Ensemble, the whirling dervish group from Istanbul performing at the Barbican’s Transcender Festival in October; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews.
The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Anthony Joseph, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, FLUX and Hannah James, as well as a guest playlist from the legendary music guru Quincy Jones, featuring music from Ravi Shankar, Richard Bona and Angélique Kidjo.
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