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What Next for Brazil?

Bolsonaro’s election win and incendiary rhetoric have brought uncertainty and division to the country. Alex Robinson reports from Salvador where its deeply rooted Afro-Brazilian culture is under fire

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Field Recordings – The Essential 10

Field recordings may have started life as the preserve of the ethnomusicologist, but they have influenced countless musicians and become vital for documenting disappearing musics. Mike Gavin highlights ten of the best field recording compilations

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Best Albums of 2018 - Our favourite albums of the year

Zakir Hussain - The tabla player reveals his orchestral project

Dudu Tassa - The rock star reviving the classic songs of the Al-Kuwaiti brothers

Celia Cruz - A new exhibition pays tribute to the Latin star

Brazil & Bolsonaro - Afro-Brazilian culture comes under fire from the newly-elected leader

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Songlines Music Awards 2018

Dedicated trips for music lovers worldwide, bringing you the excitement of real music
directly where it’s made, in partnership with Imaginative Traveller

 

UPCOMING TRIPS

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 4-12 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 - November 2019 (NEW)
Explore the culture of Japan while seeing the best sights of Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto and Osaka.

ROMANIA: AT HOME WITH THE GYPSIES - September 2019
Includes visits to Clejani, the home of Taraf de Haidouks, and Zece Prăjini, the home of Fanfare Ciocărlia.

ARGENTINA: GET TANGOED! - November 2019 (NEW)
Trace the history of tango in South America's most European city, Buenos Aires.

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