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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Lost Words: Spell Songs

Nathaniel Handy is captivated by the musical spells conjured up by a collective of artists in response to The Lost Words book;

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cuban albums – the essential 10

With Buena Vista Social Club bidding the world adios, Jane Cornwell reminds us of a wealth of releases that prove Cuba has always been a musical powerhouse;

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;

Thursday, March 12, 2020

My Instrument: Kuljit Bhamra and his tabla

Max Reinhardt speaks to Kuljit Bhamra, the go-to musician and composer for UK-Asian West End musicals and film scores, about the instrument that is at the root of his ever-evolving career;

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