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Friday, March 27, 2020

The 10 Essential Sámi Albums

Marja Mortensson is helping to breathe new life into the Sámi tradition of joik. Here, Merlyn Driver highlights ten more excellent albums by Sámi artists

Friday, March 20, 2020

Kinshasa Revisited

Songlines spoke to French producers Bernard Treton and Martin Meissonnier about their fascination with the progressive sounds coming from Kinshasa in the 70s

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Kodo: Inside the Taiko drumming powerhouse

Taiko, the theatrical Japanese drumming spectacle, is seeing a global revival of interest. Michael Church speaks to members of Kodo, the group at the forefront of its resurgence. Photos by Takashi Okamoto & Nishita Taro

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Rough Guide to World Music: Chile

Jan Fairley looks at the history and legacy of nueva canción – a music rooted in the guitar traditions of the troubadour that have played a part in Latin America’s political and cultural struggles

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dispatch From Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A vibrant arts and hip-hop scene is happening in the Minas Gerais city. Songlines spoke to those who have been instrumental in its boom

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Dervish: a beginner's guide

The Irish supergroup have long been the benchmark for traditional music. Michael Quinn examines their impressive catalogue and achievements to date

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