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Rowan Rheingans interview

The musician Rowan Rheingans has a new solo project and album that are part-memoir, part-theatre. She talks to Julian May about the many influences that shaped these works

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Kayhan Kalhor interview

Kayhan Kalhor, a master of the Iranian kamancheh, speaks to Nigel Williamson about his various collaborations and why he has always played simply for the enjoyment of making music

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Taraf de Impex

Garth Cartwright travels to Bucharest to preview the revitalised and reformed Romanian Gypsy band, Taraf de Haidouks, who are making their UK debut as Taraf de Caliu, alongside Impex

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Daymé Arocena – The young new voice of Cuban music 

Al-Soudah Season – The festival of Saudi Arabia’s Flower Men

Macha & Chico Trujillo – Injecting new life into Chile’s cumbia music

Music in Moskovistan – Central Asians making music in Moscow

Bernhard Schimpelsberger & Abel Selaocoe – Friends in rhythm

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