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Womad festival – Gilberto Gil helps celebrate 40 years of blazing trails
The international arts festival returned after a two-year absence with a triumphant celebration of music and dance from around the world

Robin Denselow

01, Aug, 2022 @2:02 PM

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Archie Roach obituary
Celebrated performer whose songs, including Took the Children Away, revealed the suffering of Australia’s stolen generations

Robin Denselow

31, Jul, 2022 @3:45 AM

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Kora player Sona Jobarteh: ‘I didn’t want to be told: you are good, for a woman’
Her instrument was the preserve of men for hundreds of years, but the Gambian musician wasn’t fazed. She explains why she ripped up the rules – and is now remodelling African education

Robin Denselow

27, Jul, 2022 @5:18 AM

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Shivkumar Sharma obituary
Virtuoso instrumentalist and composer who introduced the santoor to Indian classical music

Robin Denselow

15, May, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Orlando Julius obituary
Saxophonist, singer and bandleader whose fusions of highlife and American styles helped transform Nigerian music

Robin Denselow

26, Apr, 2022 @4:50 PM

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‘The past is immaterial’: Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, reunited after 56 years
At 75 and 80 years old, the much-loved musicians have finally re-formed to pay tribute to their folk-blues heroes. They explain how old records taught them how to play – and how to live

Robin Denselow

25, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Lata Mangeshkar obituary
One of India’s most famous playback singers hailed as ‘the nightingale of Bollywood’ who had a four-octave vocal range

Robin Denselow

07, Feb, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Norma Waterson obituary
Celebrated singer of traditional English folk music whose embrace of other musical styles won her a wide following

Robin Denselow

31, Jan, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Elza Soares obituary
Brazilian singer and campaigner who loved to experiment with the many different forms of samba

Robin Denselow

27, Jan, 2022 @12:06 PM

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Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal review – a beautiful cross-border conversation
The Malian and French musicians switch their kora and cello from lead to rhythm in a show of stunning musical intuition

Robin Denselow

25, Jan, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Michael Chapman obituary
Guitarist and singer-songwriter whose fusion of jazz, rock, Indian and ragtime styles made him a cult hero

Robin Denselow

23, Sep, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Alèmayèhu Eshèté obituary
Star of a ‘golden age’ of Ethiopian music known in the west through the influential Éthiopiques CD series

Robin Denselow

10, Sep, 2021 @5:14 PM

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