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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Korea

The Korean musical identity can be traced to the fifth century, and has been well documented since the fifteenth century, as Rob Provine and Keith Howard reveal

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Nigeria

Nigeria's best-known cultural exports – juju, Afrobeat and fuji music – barely scratch the surface of the vast and vibrant cultural topography of the nation

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Mali

Few African countries have contributed so many important artists to the World Music market: Salif Keita, Toumani Diabaté, Habib Koité, Kandia Kouyaté, Oumou Sangaré and the late Ali Farka Touré being but a few

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Jamaica

Jamaica is a serious contender for the title ‘loudest island in the world’. On any night, and especially at weekends, it shakes to the musical vibrations of thousands of sound systems

Thursday, July 12, 2018

WOMAD 2018 Must-See Acts

We've compiled a shortlist of our WOMAD 2018 must-see acts, from Afro-pop to reggae and plenty more in between!

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