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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Qawwali Albums | The Essential 10

Qawwali is a devotional music in Pakistan and popular around the world. Simon Broughton picks the best recordings of traditional qawwali, plus some interesting fusions

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Seckou Keita | A Beginner's Guide

The UK-based Senegalese kora player has made a name for himself as one of the foremost innovators operating in African music today. Nigel Williamson dives into his impressive career and marvels at his myriad works to date

Monday, September 6, 2021

Introducing... John Francis Flynn

There's a new rising star on Dublin's folk scene. We speak to the multi-instrumentalist and singer, John Francis Flynn, about his genre-assimilating solo debut

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Calypso Albums | The Essential 10

Calypso has its roots in canboulay music brought to the Caribbean by African slaves, but the style is constantly being revitalised and reinterpreted. Charles de Ledesma traces its history and chooses his top ten albums

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Kora Albums | The Essential 10

The kora has become the defining instrument of West Africa. Simon Broughton picks his ten top albums, including Ballaké Sissoko, Seckou Keita, Sona Jobarteh and more

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Flamenco Albums | The Essential 10

Chris Moss teases ten of his all-time favourite flamenco albums into the bullring, featuring Camarón de la Isla & Paco de Lucía, Manolo Caracol, Lola Flores and more

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