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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;

Wednesday, February 20, 2019;

Gaye Su Akyol: fantasy is reality

Gaye Su Akyol is taking the world by storm with her psychedelic, surrealist take on Turkish rock. She tells Robert Rigney how she bridges worlds: between East and West, fantasy and reality, old and new;

Thursday, January 31, 2019;

Dudu Tassa: An Iraqi Revival

The songs of the Jewish-Arabic band the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers were much loved across the Arab world. Robin Denselow speaks to Dudu Tassa, the grandson of Daoud Al-Kuwaiti, about reviving these songs;

Tuesday, January 8, 2019;

What Next for Brazil?

Bolsonaro’s election win and incendiary rhetoric have brought uncertainty and division to the country. Alex Robinson reports from Salvador where its deeply rooted Afro-Brazilian culture is under fire;

Wednesday, December 19, 2018;

David Attenborough – The World Music Collector

Julian May, producer of 'David Attenborough – My Field Recordings from Across the Planet', explains how this extraordinary album came about, with photos courtesy of David Attenborough;

Thursday, October 25, 2018;

GRRRL Power

Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the collective of women who are tackling the gender imbalance in music and inspiring younger generations;

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