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Monday, October 25, 2021

Martin Carthy | A Beginner's Guide

One of British folk music’s most influential figures is marking his 80th birthday. Julian May delves into his prolific and remarkable recordings

Friday, October 22, 2021

Swiss Music: Global & Folk (Sponsored article)

FONDATION SUISA, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and artlink have put together an extensive 93-track spotify playlist to showcase Switzerland’s impressive music scene. Simon Broughton highlights some of his favourites.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fanfare Ciocărlia | A Beginner's Guide

Fanfare Ciocărlia are the planet’s foremost Balkan brass band, soundtracking Guinness and Ikea ads, covered and copied, remixed and sampled, winning international awards and, night after night, taking their furious brass blast to the stage

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Angélique Kidjo | My World

The West African superstar talks about growing up in Benin, her various musical influences and her creative practice

Monday, October 11, 2021

Essential 10: Buena Vista Global Club

Buena Vista Social Club made such an impact since its release that countless similar projects revisiting nostalgic styles or reforming veteran bands have followed in its wake. Simon Broughton selects the best of them

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Alim Qasimov | A Beginner's Guide

Simon Broughton surveys the impressive career and beguiling back catalogue of the classical Azeri singer Alim Qasimov, including his extensive collaborations with his daughter Fargana Qasimova

Monday, October 4, 2021

Introducing... Arushi Jain

The US-based Indian singer combines her two loves, modular synths and Indian classical music, on debut album Under the Lilac Sky

Friday, October 1, 2021

Introducing... Bai-Terek

A young throat singing trio from the mountainous Altai Republic are rapidly gaining a worldwide fanbase thanks to their online videos. Dan Shutt reports

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Senyawa: Free Radicals

Time to penetrate the otherworldly shamanic orbit of innovative Indonesian duo Senyawa, as the pair disclose the secrets behind their esoteric arsenal of homemade instrumentation

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