Songlines | Playlist: One World Duets
19 April 2018

Playlist: One World Duets

By Nigel Williamson

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.

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When you get bored with three chords and a backbeat, what do you do? Turn for inspiration to the wide world of music outside the Anglo-American rock’n’roll helix. From Joni Mitchell and Ry Cooder to Damon Albarn and Robert Plant, here are 20 examples of Western artists teaming up with musicians from other traditions to create something thrillingly new and different. 



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