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Monday, February 14, 2022

Karolina Cicha: Karaite Kid

Having recorded albums in Yiddish and Tatar, and songs in most of Poland’s minority tongues, Karolina Cicha talks about the Karaite people and their language

Friday, February 11, 2022

Karine Polwart: A Beginner's Guide

The Scottish musician has become one of the most lauded names on the European folk scene. Tim Cumming follows Polwart’s career from her trad band origins to the award-winning singer-songwriter we know today

Friday, January 28, 2022

Auka: Peak Practice

Meet the Sheffield-based trio who used the isolation time of lockdown to fashion a striking homage to the natural world

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Marja Mortensson: The Sámi Way

Around half of the 80,000 indigenous Sámi people live in Norway. Simon Broughton talks to one of the country’s rising musical stars, Marja Mortensson, about how she’s invigorating the joik tradition. Photos Knut Åserud & Tom Askew-Miller

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Indian-Rock Fusion Albums | The Essential 10

The Beatles’ fusion of Indian music into Western pop inspired a monsoon of similarly adventurous experiments. Nigel Williamson offers a chronological selection of the most inventive albums of the last 50 years

Monday, January 10, 2022

Noam Vazana: Ladino Life

Israeli-born vocalist Noam Vazana composes songs in the Jewish Ladino language and speaks here to Simon Broughton about her fascination with this dying tongue

Monday, January 3, 2022

Jeremy Loops | My World

The South African superstar talks about the revolutionary music that inspired him and ‘This Town’, his joyous collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Monday, December 20, 2021

The Beatles in India

Nigel Williamson explores The Beatles and India, a new film lifting the lid on the Fab Four’s journey east and the impact that Indian music and culture had on the group’s own sound and legacy

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