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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Dispatch from São Paulo

Discover the city's welcome pockets of artistic resistance defiantly championing African-Brazilian and Indigenous culture

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Festival Pass: Festival de la Marimba

Jenna Mackle visits Tumaco on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, where a small festival is highlighting the traditions of the region’s Black and Indigenous communities

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Rhythm Nation: Jamaica's 60 Years of Independence

With Jamaica marking the 60th anniversary of its independence this year, David Katz traces the sounds that built a nation, marvelling at the island country’s remarkable aptitude for musical innovation

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Quickfire: William Barton

The Aboriginal didgeridoo doyen and composer talks about his all-time favourite albums and most memorable musical encounters

Monday, September 12, 2022

Quickfire: Nancy Mounir

Talking favourite albums and memorable music encounters with the Cairo-based multi-instrumentalist and audio time-traveller summoning the spirits of Egypt’s past

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Anoushka Shankar: Beginner's Guide

Nigel Williamson charts the career of the genre-defying sitarist, from her Indian classical beginnings to her star-studded cross-cultural fusions

Friday, September 2, 2022

Khiyo: Bengali Tribute

Khiyo talk to Jo Frost about the impact of Bangladesh’s rich musical traditions and that country’s poetry on their long-awaited second album, Bondona

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Quickfire: Linda Ayupuka

We speak to the Ghanaian Afro-gospel singer about the important albums in her life and a most memorable musical encounter

Friday, August 26, 2022

Georgia Mann: My World

BBC Radio 3 presenter Georgia Mann takes Simon Broughton on a sonic trip through her world music highlights and the sounds that have moved her

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Quickfire: Iztok Koren

We ask the multi-instrumentalist with Slovenian ‘imaginary folk’ trio Širom about his favourite albums and the musician he most admires

Friday, August 19, 2022

Quickfire: Ana Carla Maza

We ask the Havana-born cellist, vocalist and composer about the albums she loves, the musicians she admires and her favourite new artists

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