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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Renaud Garcia-Fons: A Beginner's Guide

Rob Adams examines the extensive career of the acclaimed French double bassist, who has been influential in taking the instrument to its sonic limits

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Squeezebox Albums | The Essential 10

Piano accordions, melodeons, concertinas, bandoneóns – squeezeboxes come in many forms, and have spread all over the globe, adapting to all kinds of traditions. Julian May picks his favourite squeezebox albums

Monday, October 25, 2021

Martin Carthy | A Beginner's Guide

One of British folk music’s most influential figures is marking his 80th birthday. Julian May delves into his prolific and remarkable recordings

Friday, October 22, 2021

Swiss Music: Global & Folk (Sponsored article)

FONDATION SUISA, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and artlink have put together an extensive 93-track spotify playlist to showcase Switzerland’s impressive music scene. Simon Broughton highlights some of his favourites.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fanfare Ciocărlia | A Beginner's Guide

Fanfare Ciocărlia are the planet’s foremost Balkan brass band, soundtracking Guinness and Ikea ads, covered and copied, remixed and sampled, winning international awards and, night after night, taking their furious brass blast to the stage

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Angélique Kidjo | My World

The West African superstar talks about growing up in Benin, her various musical influences and her creative practice

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