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Simon Broughton

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Simon Broughton is the editor-in-chief of Songlines. He is also a freelance writer and filmmaker, and he co-edited the Rough Guide to World Music books.

Articles by Simon Broughton

10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sufi Music – The Essential 10 Albums

Sufi music occurs all across the Islamic world. Simon Broughton chooses the standout recordings, going for the more traditional and spiritual examples

10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

Qawwali Albums – The Essential 10

Qawwali is a devotional music in Pakistan and popular around the world. Simon Broughton picks the best recordings of traditional qawwali, plus some interesting fusions

10/18/2018 10:10:00 AM

The Rough Guide to World Music: Iran

Laudan Nooshin reports on the revival of Iranian classical music since 1979 and Simon Broughton takes the pulse of the folk and pop scenes

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

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Shye Ben Tzur: Devoted to India

Simon Broughton speaks to Shye Ben Tzur about his qawwali-Hebrew collaboration with The Rajasthan Express and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

7/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

Review: WOMAD 2018 – Friday

Visa problems and contentious programming decisions fail to put a dampener on the first full day of WOMAD Charlton Park 2018.

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

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