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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;

Friday, May 11, 2018;

My World: Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison, the wife of the late Beatle George Harrison, talks about how George's collaborations with Indian musicians helped shape her own musical tastes;

Friday, May 4, 2018;

3MA: African Chamber Music

The pan-African trio of musicians, 3MA, are clearly relishing their reunion and latest collaboration, as they tell Pierre Cuny in advance of their appearance at the 2018 Songlines Encounters Festival;

Tuesday, April 3, 2018;

Eliza Carthy: Wayward and Free

Nathaniel Handy speaks to English singer-songwriter Eliza Carthy, who is the happiest she’s ever been with her new band, new voice and newfound freedom;

Tuesday, April 3, 2018;

Mariza’s World

Mariza won the Best Artist category in the Songlines Music Awards 2016. Following the release of her first album in five years, Mariza makes sure fado is not a limitation. Mundo, she tells Gonçalo Frota, is her way of saying these are happy times;

Thursday, March 1, 2018;

Jazz is World Music

Why is there so much snobbery and closed-mindedness about jazz from the ‘world music police’?;

Wednesday, February 21, 2018;

Baaba Maal: Return of the Podor Son

A spokesman for his people and proud champion of West African culture, Katharina Lobeck Kane salutes the Senegalese sensation Baaba Maal.;

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