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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;

Wednesday, April 15, 2020;

Introducing... Guiss Guiss Bou Bess

Jenny Cathcart speaks to the Senegalese group who are making waves with their inventive, contemporary take on sabar drumming;

Friday, March 20, 2020;

Kinshasa Revisited

Songlines spoke to French producers Bernard Treton and Martin Meissonnier about their fascination with the progressive sounds coming from Kinshasa in the 70s;

Thursday, March 12, 2020;

Kodo: Inside the Taiko drumming powerhouse

Taiko, the theatrical Japanese drumming spectacle, is seeing a global revival of interest. Michael Church speaks to members of Kodo, the group at the forefront of its resurgence. Photos by Takashi Okamoto & Nishita Taro;

Thursday, March 12, 2020;

My Instrument: Kuljit Bhamra and his tabla

Max Reinhardt speaks to Kuljit Bhamra, the go-to musician and composer for UK-Asian West End musicals and film scores, about the instrument that is at the root of his ever-evolving career;

Friday, February 14, 2020;

Dispatch From Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A vibrant arts and hip-hop scene is happening in the Minas Gerais city. Songlines spoke to those who have been instrumental in its boom;

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