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Monday, April 19, 2021

How Astor Piazzolla transformed tango

Chris Moss assesses the intrepid composer’s impact on music – and why his legacy, 100 years on since the great man’s birth, remains a challenge for contemporary tangueros

Monday, April 19, 2021

Encounters Countdown: London Bulgarian Choir

Ahead of their scheduled performance on May 20 at this year's Songlines Encounters Festival, we revisit Simon Broughton's interview from last year with the singing troupe’s charismatic leader, Dessislava Stefanova

Monday, March 29, 2021

Ballaké Sissoko: A Beginner's Guide

The Malian kora player has become an international star, noted for his myriad musical collaborations. Nigel Williamson examines his extensive back catalogue

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The 10 best Gospel albums

Garth Cartwright aims to get you swaying in the aisles with these ten top classic gospel collections, featuring Mahalia Jackson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Edwin Hawkins Singers and more...

Friday, March 19, 2021

On God’s Mission | Hamid El Kasri

The Moroccan bass lute player speaks about his homemade version of the instrument synonymous with Gnawa music’s spiritual heart

Friday, March 12, 2021

Playlist: Quintessential Kora

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the many and varied uses of this iconic instrument of West Africa

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