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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

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Fela Kuti

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

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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

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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

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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

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Samba

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

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