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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, 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

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Pipa: a guide to the Chinese lute

A masterful instrument played by masterful players – Michael Church talks to internationally acclaimed artist Wu Man and looks at the historical importance of the Chinese lute

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Gaye Su Akyol: fantasy is reality

Gaye Su Akyol is taking the world by storm with her psychedelic, surrealist take on Turkish rock. She tells Robert Rigney how she bridges worlds: between East and West, fantasy and reality, old and new

Monday, February 18, 2019

The best fusion albums of 2018

All of these Fusion albums received the maximum of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2018, featuring Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Baul Meets Saz, Xylouris White and more

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