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25 April 2019

Afghan Stars light up the BBC

Sahar Zand looks at the past, present and future of the music scene in Afghanistan through the lens of the Afghan Star TV show.

25 March 2019

Orchestra Baobab saxophonist Issa Cissokho dies

Acclaimed Senegalese saxophonist Issa Cissokho has died. A core member of the legendary Orchestra Baobab, Issa played with the group from their early days right through to their 2017 album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng.

06 February 2019

Riverboat Records founder Phil Stanton dies aged 54

Phil Stanton, who founded the record label Riverboat Records and music portal World Music Network has passed away at the age of 54, after a long battle with cancer. From the very beginning he was a great enthusiast for the world, its ecology and its music

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