Egyptian-born Omar Khorshid was one of the finest guitarists in the Arab world, accompanying the likes of Oum Kalthoum at...
Reviewed by Garth Cartwright in issue: May/2021
When Songlines interviewed Nitin Sawhney in October 2019, he discussed the 20th anniversary of his landmark 1999 album Beyond Skin...
Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: May/2021
Manika Kaur specialises in kirtan, the main communal ritual of the Sikh religion that entails the practice of singing mystical...
Reviewed by Jameela Siddiqi in issue: May/2021
In their 1990s heyday, the Mancunian roots band combining Caribbean rhythms with traditional British folk songs were a global fixture...
Reviewed by Tim Cumming in issue: May/2021
As part of their ongoing relationship with Radiodiﬀusion-Télévision de Djibouti, Ostinato Records launch the initial instalment of their new Djibouti...
Reviewed by Jim Hickson in issue: May/2021
Here Cypriot vocalist and percussionist Vassilis Philippou has put together an excellent first album, embedded firmly in the traditions of...
Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: May/2021
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Top of the World
Rhiannon Giddens is incapable of producing an album that is not simultaneously a fascinating musical education and deeply enjoyable listening...
Reviewed by Doug Deloach in issue: May/2021
Devonshire Roses is a generous collection of 20 of the most famous Devon folk songs, including ‘Widecombe Fair’ and ‘The...
Reviewed by Julian May in issue: May/2021
This album, by Montréal-based Senegalese kora player Zal Sissokho, is the fruit of the Centre des Musiciens du Monde, a...
Reviewed by Jo Setters in issue: May/2021
Much of the music emanating from Nigeria during the 1970s and 80s was an imitation of European and American disco....
Reviewed by Martin Sinnock in issue: May/2021
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