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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Antibalas: Beginner's Guide

The Brooklyn-based Afrobeat emissaries Antibalas have developed their own post-modern take on Fela Kuti’s legacy

Friday, June 10, 2022

Pit Bosses: Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe

With keys sat on banana stems across a 50cm-deep hole dug into the ground, the embaire looks as extraordinary as it sounds. Jim Hickson navigates the mysteries of this unique multi-manned instrument from the Ugandan village of Nakibembe

Friday, May 27, 2022

“Ask where the music is taking you” | Frigg

Tony Gillam spoke with Frigg’s Esko Järvelä and Petri Prauda before the septet’s belated 20th-anniversary tour and finds the irrepressible Nordgrass veterans in buoyant mood

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Annbjørg Lien: A Beginner’s Guide

Fiona Talkington looks back over the impressive career of one of Norway’s most celebrated fiddlers and gets a glimpse of where she’s going next

Monday, May 23, 2022

Concept Albums | The Essential 10

Nigel Williamson rounds up a list of great concept albums, from Nitin Sawhney's Beyond Skin to Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light

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