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Monday, February 14, 2022

South Korean Instrumental Albums | The Essential 10

South Korea boasts a wealth of artists who are performing both time-honoured and progressive music on traditional instruments. Here Simon Broughton selects ten of the country’s finest instrumental albums

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

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