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Thursday, October 25, 2018


Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the collective of women who are tackling the gender imbalance in music and inspiring younger generations

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Iran

Laudan Nooshin reports on the revival of Iranian classical music since 1979 and Simon Broughton takes the pulse of the folk and pop scenes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sufi Music | The 10 Essential Albums

Sufi music occurs all across the Islamic world. Simon Broughton chooses the standout recordings, going for the more traditional and spiritual examples

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

African Queens – The Essential 10

The bright star rising from West Africa in the form of Noura Mint Seymali is just one of the continent’s long and impressive list of women singers. Nigel Williamson picks ten favourite albums

Monday, October 15, 2018

Zimbabwean Albums – The Essential 10

Mokoomba might be the latest bright young band from Zimbabwe, but before them there have been some truly legendary artists and releases. Nigel Williamson selects ten classic albums

Monday, October 15, 2018

Desi Hip-Hop Albums – The Essential 10

The urban arts scene is flourishing in India but it’s still underground enough that it can be hard to come across some of the music. Here, Amardeep Dhillon takes us through his list of essential Desi hip-hop listening

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Global Hip-Hop Albums – The Essential 10

Hip-hop has truly travelled the world; musicians can be heard spitting rhymes in just about every language. Charlotte Algar rounds up the top ten hip-hop albums that should be on every fan’s shelf

Thursday, October 11, 2018

African-American Protest Albums – The Essential 10

Over the past century, black American artists have sung out against injustice. Garth Cartwright chooses ten albums that express discontent, from the age of Jim Crow to the current Trump administration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rebetika Revival – The Essential 10 Albums

Greek rebetika was recently inducted onto the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, so Maria Lord selects the best ten albums that show how the style has evolved over the years

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tango Albums – The Essential 10

As Argentinian tango comes to the Proms, and with the form currently undergoing a revival in Buenos Aires, Chris Moss selects ten timeless albums

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Windrush Generation Albums – The Essential 10

Over the decades, countless albums have demonstrated the indelible contribution the Windrush generation has made to popular music. Charles de Ledesma selects ten that sum up this dramatic period of history

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