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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

Friday, March 12, 2021

The 10 best Tabla Fusion albums

Tabla players, often confined to an accompanying role, have shone in their own right on a plethora of recordings. Liam Izod picks out some of his favourite albums

Monday, March 1, 2021

A Beginner's Guide to Habib Koité

The Malian singer-songwriter Habib Koité is also one of his country’s leading guitarists. Daniel Brown reflects on the artist’s recordings and career to date

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The 10 Essential Classic Dub Albums

Garth Cartwright cranks up the sound system for some bass-laden bliss. Here are his top ten classic dub long-players to check out

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Burna Boy, Davido and WizKid: The rise and rise of Afrobeats

Amid civil unrest, a slew of young African artists are transforming the perception of their continent, shaking up the mainstream with their infectious Afrobeats insurgency. Russ Slater surveys the scene’s UK roots and global impact

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Cosmo Sheldrake: Birdhouse In Your Soul

Jane Cornwell speaks to eco-minded composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake, whose interest in endangered species and enigmatic writers inspires works such as his new sophomore set, Wake Up Calls

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Best Albums 2020: Fusion

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Xylouris White, Sunny Jain, Derek Gripper, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn and many more

Monday, December 21, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Americas

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Sam Amidon, DJ Dolores, Roberto Fonseca, Ibrahim Ferrer, Leela Gilday, Lido Pimienta and many more

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Europe

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Sam Lee, Shirley Collins, Will Pound, Sam Sweeney, Hamish Napier, Trio Tekke, Rura, and many more

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Africa

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Looking for your next favourite album? This is the perfect place to start.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Jambinai: definitely not K-Pop

David Hutcheon speaks to Jambinai, the South Korean band bravely exploring a middle ground between traditional music and heavy metal

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