world music

Loreena McKennitt, folk singer and activist

The Canadian Celtic diaspora (Loreena McKennitt) and the New World online...

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Nomadic music and the convergence of style – Tengger Cavalry

Sometimes, the tropes of contemporary Western culture can combine with the music of other eras and nations to turn up unexpected results....

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Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Nitin Sawhney

Heavyweight vinyl, heavyweight venue, heavyweight talent...

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Portraits: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Stephen O’Malley

Sunn O))) guitarist and sonic adventurer Stephen O'Malley on his latest find: Dhrupad Music...

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Loitered Lens: Womadelaide 2017

After 25 years, Womadelaide still surprises. Photos from 2017's edition...

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Slippers and Chardonnay Time? (Womadelaide Epilogue)

25 years of festivals proves that, despite grumbles from the old 'uns, Womadelaide knows best....

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Sunday Sparkles Sweetly in the Rain (Womadelaide 2017)

Every festival draws a downpour - even in Southern Australia. Womadelaide's dreich day....

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Sore Feet and Shambolic Frontmen at Womadelaide

The scale and extent of Womadelaide can be punishing. Happily, the entertainment is worth the pain....

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Womadelaide Walkies: Saturday Footmash

Can an old fella still handle festivals? Fruitbats and foot care at Womadelaide...

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Womadelaide Walkabout (Part Three)

Clashes, odd formatting and muscle twinges get put aside for Oumou Sangare at Womadelaide...

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Loitered Lens: Beyond the Beat at the Royal Albert Hall

Previews of Julio Etchart's photography from the Beyond the Beat exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall...

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Seven Stages of Sunny Fun: WOMADelaide

Meet you under the Morton Bay figtrees. Womadelaide preview...

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Paisley Prints and Polyrhythms: Goat (Live at The Coronet)

Witchdoctors, Crusaders, Curses. Goat bring the hudu to the Coronet...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 (Part Two)

Photographs of folk in the fens at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Colours and curios from the UK's premier folk event - Cambridge Folk Festival, photos....

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Dining out on Legba’s Feast (Vodun, The Lexington)

More than soulful, Vodun are spiritual. The heavy psych trio shift paradigms at the Lexington...

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Something of a mixed bag: Food Chain [London Afrobeat Collective]

I can hear this on an sunny afternoon whilst the crowd are still working out the kinks from the night before, but headlining material it ain’t....

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Ethno World at Tandem Folk Festival

Ethno World returns to the UK to host one of their globally renowned music camps ...

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Tinariwen : Emmaar

Emmaar is a journey narrative, a walk with the Tuareg nomads through their desert home....

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Womad 2013

Has the cross pollination of sound led to a syncretic culture? True to form, WOMAD 2013 poses as many questions as it answers....

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Manu Chao – Coronet,UK 23/10/10

While many can answer the question of who the diminutive French/Spanish Singer Manu Chao is, for the general population the extent to which he is globally huge is unknown. Let's be frank, Manu...

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