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Omar Sosa interview

A prolific collaborator who has travelled extensively since leaving his Cuban homeland, Omar Sosa talks to Jane Cornwell about his fact-finding tour of East Africa and his new album, which sees him collaborate with some of the region’s leading folkloric musicians

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The 10 Best Live Albums

As we wait with bated breath for live music to return in full, Jim Hickson selects ten albums that serve as a reminder of what we’ve all been missing during this last year devoid of in-person live performances

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Electric Jalaba interview

Gnawa music from Morocco forms the basis of Electric Jalaba’s groove-laden sound. Jane Cornwell speaks to Oliver Keen and Dave De Rose about how the band came together and their experimental, improvised approach

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Soumik Datta trails Silent Spaces project

Hijacking the hush pervading our iconic British cultural institutions, sarod specialist and composer Soumik Datta has assembled a 40-strong cast of dancers and musicians to reclaim iconic British cultural institutions embattled by COVID-19

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