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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Jazz is World Music

Why is there so much snobbery and closed-mindedness about jazz from the ‘world music police’?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Baaba Maal: Return of the Podor Son

A spokesman for his people and proud champion of West African culture, Katharina Lobeck Kane salutes the Senegalese sensation Baaba Maal.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Playlist: Women of Hip-Hop

Spanning from Senegal to Guatemala, Libya to London, this global roster of female MCs continues in the footsteps of legends like MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill, helping to redefine women’s role in hip-hop.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aziza Brahim: Voice of the Resistance

The Western Sahara has been the subject of dispute for many decades. One of its most eloquent activists and singers, Aziza Brahim, talks about life in exile and how music and politics are inseparable

Monday, February 19, 2018

Criolo: Soul Searching

The hugely popular Brazilian rap artist Criolo is refreshingly self-effacing when he meets Russ Slater to talk about his work and the problems facing Brazil

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Forgotten England

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music featuring Eliza Carthy, Sam Lee, Bellowhead and The Unthanks

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Reggae Instrumentals

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the rarefied world of the pure reggae instrumental track, including Augustus Pablo, The Revolutionaries and Tommy McCook

Monday, February 19, 2018

Playlist: Middle Earth Music

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring Scandinavian folk music that evokes the world of JRR Tolkien by Emilia Amper, Rydvall Mjelva, Slow Moving Clouds, and many more

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