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Monday, January 17, 2022

Dugri: Straight Talkin'

The latest on the unlikely rap alliance confronting Arab-Jewish racism from both sides

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Songlines January/February 2022 issue is out now!

Our best albums of 2021; the return of star-studded folk ensemble Spell Songs; an investigative plunge into changüí, the irrepressible sound of Guantánamo; a Beginner's Guide to Karine Polwart, plus more inside

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The 10 Best Albums of 2021

Featuring outstanding albums from Susana Baca, San Salvador, Ben Aylon, Arooj Aftab, John Francis Flynn, and more...

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Songlines December 2021 issue is out now!

Kora star Sona Jobarteh talks education and activism; Béla Fleck's return to his bluegrass roots; The Beatles' Indian music obsessions; Purbayan Chatterjee's lockdown alliance; a Beginner's Guide to Amsterdam Klezmer Band, plus more inside

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Songlines Music Awards 2021 Ceremony

Watch this year's virtual ceremony, hosted by Cerys Matthews and featuring live performances from Ayom, Jake Blount, Liraz, Siti Muharam and others

Friday, November 12, 2021

Purbayan Chatterjee's star-studded raga rendezvous

Sitar maestro hooks up with Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Mame Khan and Michael League on exclusive video for Rajasthani-meets-bluegrass voyage, 'Lalitha (The Joyful Mother)'

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Video Exclusive: Laurel Premo's 'Ma's Maw'

Michigan-based multi-instrumentalist Laurel Premo’s new video marries the grace of a traditional Norwegian halling dance to the bluesy reverberations of her mournful guitar

Monday, October 25, 2021

Cannes, You Dig It?

World music documentaries on Malian folk traditions and Congolese rumba do the business at this month's Cannes’ Festival International du Film Panafricain

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