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Thursday, October 25, 2018

GRRRL Power

Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the collective of women who are tackling the gender imbalance in music and inspiring younger generations;

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Iran

Laudan Nooshin reports on the revival of Iranian classical music since 1979 and Simon Broughton takes the pulse of the folk and pop scenes;

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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, October 16, 2018

Sufi music – the essential 10 albums

Sufi music occurs all across the Islamic world. Simon Broughton chooses the standout recordings, going for the more traditional and spiritual examples;

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

African Queens – The Essential 10

The bright star rising from West Africa in the form of Noura Mint Seymali is just one of the continent’s long and impressive list of women singers. Nigel Williamson picks ten favourite albums;

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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;

Monday, October 15, 2018

Zimbabwean Albums – The Essential 10

Mokoomba might be the latest bright young band from Zimbabwe, but before them there have been some truly legendary artists and releases. Nigel Williamson selects ten classic albums;

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