Songlines | Nigel Williamson

Nigel Williamson

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Nigel Williamson has written in every issue of Songlines since #1. Previously a political correspondent on The Times, Nigel’s other passions, besides writing about music and his grandchildren, are cricket and gardening. He has also written the summaries for the artists, countries and genres on the site.

Articles by Nigel Williamson

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

Fela Kuti: A Beginner’s Guide

The perfect introduction to Fela Kuti – a true original: ‘Never have life, politics, art and music been so inextricably linked together in one incendiary, insurrectionary and highly danceable package’

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

10 Songs that Shook the World

Here’s our pick of the Ten Songs That Shook The World. Some of them are political, but others are simply popular songs, tunes that shake butts rather than regimes

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

A to Z of World Music

World music is a maze. And what you need is a good map. So here is our A to Z of world music, taking you from Africa Express to Zimbabwe, from Balkan brass to qawwali and from cumbia to WOMAD

5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

My World: Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison, the wife of the late Beatle George Harrison, talks about how George's collaborations with Indian musicians helped shape her own musical tastes

4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

Playlist: One World Duets

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music, with range of Western artists coming together with world music's brightest to create an exciting variety of new sounds.

3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Playlist: Quintessential kora

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the many and varied uses of this iconic instrument of West Africa

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