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Thursday, May 9, 2019

And the winners are...

We announce the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2019 geographical categories!

Thursday, April 25, 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.

Monday, March 25, 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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Exhibition of Namibian musical history looking for funding

The music department of SOAS, University of London, have set up a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise funds to bring an exhibition exploring the untold story of Namibian music from the 1950s to the 1980s to the university.

Wednesday, February 6, 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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Oliver Mtukudzi dies aged 66

From the oppressive days of white minority rule, through the liberation war and the challenges of independence that followed, his music uplifted and inspired his people

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Programme Released for the New Music Biennial 2019

Taking place in London and Hull across two weekends in July 2019, the New Music Biennial features 19 new commissions from a stellar line-up of artists. We pick out some of the highlights.

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