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The Rough Guide to World Music

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Rough Guide to World Music: Chile

Jan Fairley looks at the history and legacy of nueva canción – a music rooted in the guitar traditions of the troubadour that have played a part in Latin America’s political and cultural struggles

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Iran

Laudan Nooshin reports on the revival of Iranian classical music since 1979 and Simon Broughton takes the pulse of the folk and pop scenes

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Brazil

Brazilian music is a whole world of its own. It may be best known for samba – the irrepressible rhythm of carnival – but that's only a fraction of the story

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Jamaica

Jamaica is a serious contender for the title ‘loudest island in the world’. On any night, and especially at weekends, it shakes to the musical vibrations of thousands of sound systems

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Mali

Few African countries have contributed so many important artists to the World Music market: Salif Keita, Toumani Diabaté, Habib Koité, Kandia Kouyaté, Oumou Sangaré and the late Ali Farka Touré being but a few

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Nigeria

Nigeria's best-known cultural exports – juju, Afrobeat and fuji music – barely scratch the surface of the vast and vibrant cultural topography of the nation

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