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Friday, July 3, 2020

Coronavirus comforts

As the pandemic continues to disrupt cultural activities across the world and social distancing measures remain in place, we find out how musicians and Songlines contributors and friends are keeping themselves entertained during lockdown

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Mariza: every album reviewed

Mariza has revitalised fado with a poise, artistry and self-assurance that is simply breathtaking. Here are the original reviews of all of her albums to date, from 'Fado em Mim' to 'Mariza'

Features

Thursday, May 28, 2020

San Salvador interview

Mark Sampson chats to the dynamic French vocal sextet San Salvador during a brief moment at home in south-west France following a whirlwind 18 months of international touring

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Moonlight Benjamin interview

The Haitian-raised, French-based singer-songwriter Moonlight Benjamin tells Lucy Hallam where her distinctive blend of voodoo and blues originates from

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Giants of Afrobeat

Fela Kuti is synonymous with Afrobeat, but there are two other underappreciated pioneers of the genre. Nigel Williamson speaks to Tony Allen and Orlando Julius

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Lost Words: Spell Songs

Nathaniel Handy is captivated by the musical spells conjured up by a collective of artists in response to The Lost Words book

Playlists

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Playlist: Indian Electronica

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music featuring both emerging talent and established names of the Indian electronica scene.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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.

Videos

Opinion

Friday, November 8, 2019

Manu Chao's Clandestino

Peter Culshaw reminisces on his time biographing the elusive Manu Chao as his classic solo album, Clandestino, is re-released 20 years on

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