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Monday, September 6, 2021

Introducing... John Francis Flynn

There's a new rising star on Dublin's folk scene. We speak to the multi-instrumentalist and singer, John Francis Flynn, about his genre-assimilating solo debut

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Calypso Albums | The Essential 10

Calypso has its roots in canboulay music brought to the Caribbean by African slaves, but the style is constantly being revitalised and reinterpreted. Charles de Ledesma traces its history and chooses his top ten albums

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Kora Albums | The Essential 10

The kora has become the defining instrument of West Africa. Simon Broughton picks his ten top albums, including Ballaké Sissoko, Seckou Keita, Sona Jobarteh and more

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Flamenco Albums | The Essential 10

Chris Moss teases ten of his all-time favourite flamenco albums into the bullring, featuring Camarón de la Isla & Paco de Lucía, Manolo Caracol, Lola Flores and more

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Balkan Albums | The Essential 10

Ten classic albums that exemplify the diversity and virtuosity of music in the Balkan region, featuring Fanfare Ciocărlia, Kočani Orkestar, Taraf de Haïdouks, Esma Redžepova and more

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Cuban Albums | The Essential 10

Cuba has always been a musical powerhouse, featuring Afro-Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Social Club, La Lupe, Los Van Van and more

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