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Daniel Brown has been covering crossover, traditional and urban music since 1995. A Paris-based journalist, he has been contributing feature-length articles and reviews for Songlines since 1999. He is vice-chairperson of Freemuse and has published numerous in-depth reports on musicians and human rights abuses. Daniel is a former staff reporter at Radio France International, producing World Tracks for 15 years.

Daniel worked as a journalist for the 2008 documentary An Independent Mind by Rex Bloomstein, aired by Channel 4 in December of the same year. He was also music consultant for the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, creating the Music Desk, a permanent exhibition on the music born of the transatlantic voyage to the Americas by enslaved Africans. He wrote 'Rap and Censorship in France' for the book Shoot the Singer.

Articles by Daniel Brown

10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rajery: A Beginner's Guide

Madagascar’s leading player of the bamboo tube zither, otherwise known as the valiha, has come a long way from coping with an early disability to touring international concert halls. Daniel Brown retells Rajery’s journey

3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

A Beginner's Guide to Habib Koité

The Malian singer-songwriter Habib Koité is also one of his country’s leading guitarists. Daniel Brown reflects on the artist’s recordings and career to date

4/6/2018 4:10:00 PM

Playlist: Musicians in Exile

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the music of musicians who left their home countries for one reason or another.

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