From K-drama on Netflix to K-beauty in Boots, South Korea has been on a remarkable rise to prominence in the...
Reviewed by Liam Izod in issue: November/2020
Top of the World
This is an incredible performance by Pakistani master vocalist Ustad Saami, one that demands that you listen and re-listen to...
Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: November/2020
Lama Lobsang Palden and Jim Becker
Jim Becker, a Chicago-based musician, and Lama Lobsang Palden, a Tibetan yoga teacher and healer now living in the US,...
Reviewed by James Catchpole in issue: November/2020
One shouldn’t have to begin by pointing out that sitar player Josh Feinberg is American, but non-Indian sitarists of this...
Reviewed by Simon Broughton in issue: November/2020
Yutaka Oyama is a master of the Tsugaru shamisen school in Japan, having learned at the foot of his grandfather,...
Reviewed by James Catchpole in issue: October/2020
Here tabla maestro Kuljit Bhamra has put together a rather eclectic but very enjoyable selection of tracks, many which he...
Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: October/2020
Harry Roesli was a political and social activist and prominent member of the tradisi baru (new tradition) Indonesian artists who...
Reviewed by Andy Channing in issue: October/2020
One can imagine Bono’s wrap-around shades turning green with envy when he heard that the New Zealand duo Junelle and...
Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: October/2020
This might not be an easy-listening album, but it takes one on a rare cultural tour to hear the music...
Reviewed by Mu Qian in issue: Aug/Sept/2020
This recording from Canada-based sitarist Mohamed Assani successfully combines the melodic sophistication of the Hindustani tradition with a more contemporary...
Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: Aug/Sept/2020
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