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Friday, August 16, 2019

South Asian Jazz – The Essential 10 Albums

The discovery of South Asian music by the likes of John and Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders had a big effect on US jazz, and it seems the musical connection works both ways. Jim Hickson picks some favourite albums

Friday, August 16, 2019

Ethiopian Albums – The Essential 10

From storytelling azmari bards to grooving Ethio-jazzers, Ethiopia has inarguably produced some giants of the world music scene. Jim Hickson picks out some cornerstone recordings from the country’s rich musical history

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Eliades Ochoa: A Beginner's Guide

Mary Farquharson marvels at the career of the much-loved former Buena Vista Social Club musician who is still highly influential today

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Renaud Garcia-Fons: A Beginner's Guide

Rob Adams examines the extensive career of the acclaimed French double bassist, who has been influential in taking the instrument to its sonic limits

Thursday, March 21, 2019

20 Great Artists from 20 Years of Songlines

All of these artists who released their first solo album during the lifetime of Songlines (ie since 1999), including Fatoumata Diawara, Mariza, Sam Lee and many more

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Le Trio Joubran: by the light of the moon

The Palestinian brothers, Le Trio Joubran, are all masterful oud players. They talk to Tim Cumming about their constant battle for self-determination

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