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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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Shye Ben Tzur: Devoted to India

Simon Broughton speaks to Shye Ben Tzur about his qawwali-Hebrew collaboration with The Rajasthan Express and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

Monday, February 12, 2018

Heart and 47SOUL

Tipped as one of London’s hottest new groups, 47SOUL talk to Yousif Nur about the stresses and challenges of being a touring band from the Middle East, and how they’ve become pioneers of shamstep and champions of the Palestinian cause

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Songlines guide to Flamenco

Flamenco is a way of living. It’s about taking risks and letting yourself get carried away by what you feel in your heart, with your body. Jan Fairley offers a beginner’s guide to an Andalucían artform that has found popularity throughout the world

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