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Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Reggae Instrumentals

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the rarefied world of the pure reggae instrumental track, including Augustus Pablo, The Revolutionaries and Tommy McCook;

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Middle Earth Music

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring Scandinavian folk music that evokes the world of JRR Tolkien by Emilia Amper, Rydvall Mjelva, Slow Moving Clouds, and many more;

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Salsa From The Street

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music charting the rise of the Fania label, featuring Eddie Palmieri, La Lupe, Ray Barretto and Cheo Feliciano;

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Winter’s Frost and Fire

A Songlines playlist for Apple music featuring tracks to warm the heart and soul by Bellowhead, Steeleye Span, Fleet Foxes and more;

Friday, February 16, 2018

Afrobeat Albums – The Essential 10

Afrobeat is seeing something of a resurgence – with the release of a Fela documentary and new albums from two of the genre’s greats. Max Reinhardt gets into the groove and highlights ten of the best albums.;

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Songs of the Syrian refugees

In a place where freedom of speech easily gets you arrested, refugees have daringly turned to music and poetry in order to express their feelings. Alexandra Petropoulos reports;

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sir David Attenborough reveals his musical inspirations

The legendary broadcaster revisits the sounds of his early career on a recent BBC programme that reveals a little-known side to the beloved naturalist – that of a world music collector. He shares his favourite tracks with producer Julian May;

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