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Lady Maisery

The English folk trio Lady Maisery are known for their gorgeous harmonies and for blurring the space between tradition and innovation


Fela Kuti

The Nigerian superstar helped invent Afrobeat, which has gone on to become one of the most popular styles of world music


Songs of the Syrian refugees

In a place where freedom of speech easily gets you arrested, refugees have daringly turned to music and poetry in order to express their feelings. Alexandra Petropoulos reports


3MA: African Chamber Music

The pan-African trio of musicians, 3MA, are clearly relishing their reunion and latest collaboration, as they tell Pierre Cuny in advance of their appearance at the 2018 Songlines Encounters Festival


What Next for Brazil?

Bolsonaro’s election win and incendiary rhetoric have brought uncertainty and division to the country. Alex Robinson reports from Salvador where its deeply rooted Afro-Brazilian culture is under fire



Samba is the sound of Brazil, although it is a versatile rhythm that can assume many different forms


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