Charlotte Algar | Songlines

Charlotte Algar

Charlotte Algar is the assistant editor of Songlines. She has recently completed a masters degree in Ethnomusicology at SOAS and is a classical guitarist, singer and percussionist for TalkingDRUM.

Articles by Charlotte Algar

4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

Second wave of WOMAD UK acts

Today WOMAD Charlton Park announced an exciting second wave of acts, adding to an already impressive and eclectic line-up

4/4/2018 11:00:00 AM

Shambala announces line-up

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Last Poets and Nubiyan Twist will perform amidst an impressive line-up at this year’s Shambala Festival, August 23-26

7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

BBC Folk Prom line-up released

Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland champions the traditional music of the UK, presenting collaborations with a host of well-known names and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

Review: WOMAD 2018 - Sunday

Despite the predicted dire weather conditions that thankfully never fully materialised, the final day at WOMAD was blessed with a rainbow and plenty of musical colour

8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

ZEE MELA 2018 comes to London

The Zee London Mela comes to Southall Park for the first time in its 16-year history – the epicentre of Europe's oldest Asian community

9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Musicport Festival needs you!

Musicport Festival is in search for volunteers for its 2018 instalment, taking place October 19-21 at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby.

3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

Orchestra Baobab saxophonist Issa Cissokho dies

Acclaimed Senegalese saxophonist Issa Cissokho has died. A core member of the legendary Orchestra Baobab, Issa played with the group from their early days right through to their 2017 album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng.

10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Spotlight: INALA

Charlotte Algar talks to composer and producer Ella Spira about INALA, an ambitious cross-cultural dance and music collaboration

7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

WOMAD 2018 Must-See Acts

We've compiled a shortlist of our WOMAD 2018 must-see acts, from Afro-pop to reggae and plenty more in between!

8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Watch: Punch Brothers – ‘Jumbo’

Punch Brothers release a fourth live session video attached to their new album All Ashore. Their song 'Jumbo' is a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump.

8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

Watch: 'Ahoulaguine Akaline' featuring Bombino

Playing for Change (PFC) releases the music video for ‘Ahoulaguine Akaline’, a track from Listen to the Music, the fourth album in the wonderful Songs Around the World series.

5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

Watch: Don Kipper's 'Opa Ela'

With their third album on the horizon, check out this exciting new video from klezmer seven-piece, Don Kipper.

4/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

World premiere: 'Goy Boyro' by Samba Touré

Samba Touré's hotly anticipated album Wande comes out on May 25. In the meantime, we’re excited to share this exclusive world premiere of the track ‘Goy Boyro’.

4/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Watch: Maya Youssef and her qanun

Syrian musician Maya Youssef's mastery over her 78-stringed qanun is a sight to behold, especially in this rendition of 'Touta'.

10/11/2018 7:00:00 AM

Global Hip-Hop Albums – The Essential 10

Hip-hop has truly travelled the world; musicians can be heard spitting rhymes in just about every language. Charlotte Algar rounds up the top ten hip-hop albums that should be on every fan’s shelf

12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

The 10 Essential Cuban Female Singers

Charlotte Algar highlights 10 essential singers from this musical island nation, including Daymé Arocena, La Lupe, Celia Crúz and many more

7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

25th Istanbul Jazz Festival review

In its 25th year, the festival has gone from strength to strength, bringing together the brightest Turkish talent and sourcing quality acts from across the globe.

7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Samba-Festival Coburg review

Every year, the sleepy town of Coburg is overrun with musicians, dancers, and music fans for the largest samba festival outside of Brazil

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