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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Introducing Leenalchi

South Korean ensemble Leenalchi are wowing the world with their fresh, body-moving take on pansori. Christopher Conder hears all about it

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Q&A: Júlia Colom

On her latest album Miramar, Júlia Colom explores the traditions and culture of Mallorca, both through her versions of traditional Mallorcan tonades and through original songs borne from research and her connection to the region

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tajik Tales

A highly unlikely series of events led to Tajikistan becoming a musical hub and focus for a brand-new compilation, Lost In Tajikistan

Thursday, September 7, 2023

My World: Jung Jae-il

Ahead of an opening performance for this year's K-Music Festival in London, we speak to Jung Jae-il, the award-winning composer of the soundtracks to Parasite and Squid Game. “Listening was the greatest study,” he tells Liam Izod

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Beats, Rhymes and Banjos

Gangstagrass are unifying bluegrass and hip-hop through their shared tales of struggle and survival, and having a great time along the way

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Essential 10: British & Irish Folk Abums

Choosing ten albums across five decades of classic British and Irish folk is a brave if doomed mission, because it’s a list that changes at each iteration, discovers Tim Cumming

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Victory Dance: Interview with Pongo

From war-torn Angola to the ‘northern lights’ of Trømso World Festival, Pongo tells Jane Cornwell, “I have come a very long way”

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Q&A: Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright answers our questions about his latest album Folkocracy and what it was like growing up amid folk royalty

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Setting the Scene: Mary Ocher

We speak to Mary Ocher, a musician, performer, poet and visual artist to find out where she calls ‘home’

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Love, Lyre and Lingua Obscura

We speak to Puuluup, the mischievous Estonian duo reviving their native wooden lyre and inventing a new language for curious tales of cross-country skiing

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