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Monday, October 15, 2018

Desi Hip-Hop Albums – The Essential 10

The urban arts scene is flourishing in India but it’s still underground enough that it can be hard to come across some of the music. Here, Amardeep Dhillon takes us through his list of essential Desi hip-hop listening;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Global Hip-Hop Albums – The Essential 10

Hip-hop has truly travelled the world; musicians can be heard spitting rhymes in just about every language. Charlotte Algar rounds up the top ten hip-hop albums that should be on every fan’s shelf;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

African-American Protest Albums – The Essential 10

Over the past century, black American artists have sung out against injustice. Garth Cartwright chooses ten albums that express discontent, from the age of Jim Crow to the current Trump administration;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Irish Albums – The Essential 10

Traditional Irish music is in fine fettle with a constant stream of fresh new talent emerging from the Emerald Isle. Here Michael Quinn introduces ten of his top Irish albums;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rebetika Revival – The Essential 10 Albums

Greek rebetika was recently inducted onto the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, so Maria Lord selects the best ten albums that show how the style has evolved over the years;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tango Albums – The Essential 10

As Argentinian tango comes to the Proms, and with the form currently undergoing a revival in Buenos Aires, Chris Moss selects ten timeless albums;

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Windrush Generation Albums – The Essential 10

Over the decades, countless albums have demonstrated the indelible contribution the Windrush generation has made to popular music. Charles de Ledesma selects ten that sum up this dramatic period of history;

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Brazil

Brazilian music is a whole world of its own. It may be best known for samba – the irrepressible rhythm of carnival – but that's only a fraction of the story;

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