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Friday, November 15, 2019

Introducing... Santrofi

The new band from Ghana are injecting a fresh energy into the country’s traditional highlife style. Jo Frost speaks to them

Friday, November 15, 2019

My world: Gruff Rhys

The Welsh musician of Super Furry Animals fame speaks to Garth Cartwright about his fascination for songs sung in languages other than English

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Introducing... Bongeziwe Mabandla

Diane Coetzer catches up with the South African singer-songwriter who is making waves on a European tour prior to the release of his third album

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jim Moray: A Beginner's Guide

Once the wunderkind of the English folk scene, Jim Moray’s sound has matured and coalesced over his career. Tim Cumming dives into his catalogue

Monday, November 11, 2019

Romanian Roots: Essential 10 Albums

Simon Broughton recommends some of the best Romanian albums, from Taraf de Haidouks and Fanfare Ciocărlia to The Balanescu Quartet

Friday, November 1, 2019

What next for the record label?

The record industry is in a state of flux, with many labels struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace. Yet there are artists and labels still riding the wave and who are unanimous about their ultimate motivation – making great music

Thursday, October 31, 2019

At home with Ali Farka Touré

To record Ali Farka Touré’s album 'Niafunké', World Circuit took a mobile studio all the way to Mali. Nigel Williamson went to meet Touré for Songlines in the summer of 1999 and found out why his commitments at home meant that the mountain had to go to Mohammed

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