On April 18 as part of Rebetiko Carnival, Turkish-Kurdish singer Çiğdem Aslan brought the music of the taverns of Asia Minor and Greece to London.
The legendary broadcaster revisits the sounds of his early career on a recent BBC programme that reveals a little-known side to the beloved naturalist – that of a world music collector. He shares his favourite tracks with producer Julian May
A sucker for curious instruments, Simon Broughton catches up with Malawian musician Gasper Nali and his homemade babatoni
To enjoy a concert of Indian classical music, it helps a lot to have knowledge of the basic rules. Here, Robert Maycock and Ken Hunt introduce a rich musical tradition
Chris Jagger talks to his brother, Rolling Stones frontman Mick, about his favourite music from around the world
The pre-eminent Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté talks to Simon Broughton about his special one-off collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra