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Youssou N’Dour interview

Senegal has recently seen the long-anticipated opening of a museum dedicated to black civilisations. One of its chief supporters is Youssou N’Dour whose latest album, History, reflects on the past and acknowledges the next generation of artists. Jenny Cathcart reports

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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 with tour leader (and Songlines contributor) Russ Slater.

ARGENTINA: GET TANGOED! - November 8-17 2019 (NEW)

Trace the history of tango in South America's most European city, Buenos Aires with tour leader (and Songlines contributor) Chris Moss.

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