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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

50 Great Moments in World Music

We've noted 50 great moments from 7000BC to the present day – concerts and confrontations, collaborations and conspiracies – all of which have shaped the sounds we're listening to today;

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

10 Songs that Shook the World

Here’s our pick of the Ten Songs That Shook The World. Some of them are political, but others are simply popular songs, tunes that shake butts rather than regimes;

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fela Kuti: A Beginner’s Guide

The perfect introduction to Fela Kuti – a true original: ‘Never have life, politics, art and music been so inextricably linked together in one incendiary, insurrectionary and highly danceable package’;

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Jazz is World Music

Why is there so much snobbery and closed-mindedness about jazz from the ‘world music police’?;

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Baaba Maal: Return of the Podor Son

A spokesman for his people and proud champion of West African culture, Katharina Lobeck Kane salutes the Senegalese sensation Baaba Maal.;

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Playlist: Women of Hip-Hop

Spanning from Senegal to Guatemala, Libya to London, this global roster of female MCs continues in the footsteps of legends like MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill, helping to redefine women’s role in hip-hop.;

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aziza Brahim: Voice of the Resistance

The Western Sahara has been the subject of dispute for many decades. One of its most eloquent activists and singers, Aziza Brahim, talks to Violeta Ruano about life in exile and how music and politics are inseparable;

Monday, February 19, 2018

Criolo: Soul Searching

The hugely popular Brazilian rap artist Criolo is refreshingly self-effacing when he meets Russ Slater to talk about his work and the problems facing Brazil;

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Forgotten England

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music featuring Eliza Carthy, Sam Lee, Bellowhead and The Unthanks;

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