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Friday, November 1, 2019;

What next for the record label?

The record industry is in a state of flux, with many labels struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace. Yet there are artists and labels still riding the wave and who are unanimous about their ultimate motivation – making great music;

Thursday, October 31, 2019;

At home with Ali Farka Touré

To record Ali Farka Touré’s album 'Niafunké', World Circuit took a mobile studio all the way to Mali. Nigel Williamson went to meet Touré for Songlines in the summer of 1999 and found out why his commitments at home meant that the mountain had to go to Mohammed;

Tuesday, October 29, 2019;

Jambinai: definitely not K-Pop

David Hutcheon speaks to Jambinai, the South Korean band bravely exploring a middle ground between traditional music and heavy metal;

Thursday, October 3, 2019;

Spotlight: INALA

Charlotte Algar talks to composer and producer Ella Spira about INALA, an ambitious cross-cultural dance and music collaboration;

Thursday, March 21, 2019;

20 Great Artists from 20 Years of Songlines

All of these artists who released their first solo album during the lifetime of Songlines (ie since 1999), including Fatoumata Diawara, Mariza, Sam Lee and many more;

Tuesday, February 26, 2019;

Le Trio Joubran: by the light of the moon

The Palestinian brothers, Le Trio Joubran, are all masterful oud players. They talk to Tim Cumming about their constant battle for self-determination;

Monday, February 25, 2019;

The Pipa: a guide to the Chinese lute

A masterful instrument played by masterful players – Michael Church talks to internationally acclaimed artist Wu Man and looks at the historical importance of the Chinese lute;

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