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At home with Ali Farka Touré

To record Ali Farka Touré’s album 'Niafunké', World Circuit took a mobile studio all the way to Mali. Nigel Williamson went to meet Touré for Songlines in the summer of 1999 and found out why his commitments at home meant that the mountain had to go to Mohammed

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50 Great Moments in World Music

We've noted 50 great moments from 7000BC to the present day – concerts and confrontations, collaborations and conspiracies – all of which have shaped the sounds we're listening to today

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The 10 Best Live Albums

As we wait with bated breath for live music to return in full, Jim Hickson selects ten albums that serve as a reminder of what we’ve all been missing during this last year devoid of in-person live performances

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