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  • Dobet Gnahoré - The Ivorian singer makes a dynamic return to the stage

  • Palestine Music Expo – The music event providing hope to Palestinian musicians

  • Baka Beyond – Still going strong after 25 years

  • Wazimbo – Mozambique’s veteran making his UK debut

  • The Greatest Albums You‘ve Never Heard

  • + A free exclusive CD, featuring music by Mariza, Gurrumul and Etran Finatawa

  • + A second bonus CD from the World Music Festival Chicago

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UPCOMING TRIPS

ROMANIA: AT HOME WITH THE GYPSIES - September 1-19 2018

Includes visits to Clejani, the home of Taraf de Haidouks, and Zece Prăjini, the home of Fanfare Ciocărlia.

SENEGAL: NEVER MIND THE MBALAX - November 16-25 2018

Immerse yourself in the local sounds and rhythms of Senegal's capital, Dakar.

USA: AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH - April 2019

Discover Cajun and blues music on our trip through New Orleans, Mississippi Delta and Memphis.

COLOMBIA: WHERE THE HEART BEATS August 14-27 2019

Venture into the heart of Colombia’s musical culture, from Bogotá’s hip alternative scene to Cartagena and Medellín.

JAPAN: TRADITION & DIVERSITY - Autumn 2019 (NEW)

Explore the culture of Japan while seeing the best sights of Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto and Osaka.

ARGENTINA: GET TANGOED! - November 2019 (NEW)

Trace the history of tango in South America's most European city, Buenos Aires.

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Cuban Albums: Essential 10

With Buena Vista Social Club bidding the world adios, Jane Cornwell reminds us of a wealth of releases that prove Cuba has always been a musical powerhouse

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