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Rafiki Jazz: Har Dam Sahara

Rafiki Jazz: Har Dam Sahara

Rafiki Jazz celebrate unity in diversity with a unique shape-shifting and mesmeric sound. Rooted in modern Britain yet inspired by ancient musical traditions both near and far, Har Dam Sahara is a love-letter to this intricate world in all its beauty and complexity.

Posted Jun 21st, 2017
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Rocqawali: Sufi Spirit

Rocqawali: Sufi Spirit

Seamlessly blending the peaceful Sufi tradition of qawali with the guttural, impassioned guitar cries of rock and roll, Rocqawali’s debut album demonstrates how the two musical styles share a deep honesty that marries sublime.

Posted Jun 5th, 2017
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Songlines Encounters Festival

Songlines Encounters Festival

The annual feast of World music returns with the UK premiere of fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro, Solo and Indre’s musical dialogue between the Senegalese kora and Lithuanian kanklès, Bollywood Brass Band and much more!

Posted May 18th, 2017
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Make The World Great Again! - A Spotify Playlist

Make The World Great Again! - A Spotify Playlist

A madcap celebration of cultural diversity.

Posted Apr 26th, 2017
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Wizz Jones, Pete Berryman, Simeon Jones: Come What May

Wizz Jones, Pete Berryman, Simeon Jones: Come What May

Fellow acoustic guitar innovators and long-time friends Wizz Jones and Pete Berryman have unmistakable styles that beautifully complement each other. With textured accompaniment by Simeon Jones on saxophone, harmonica and flute this is an album of great song writing and seamless musicianship.

Posted Apr 25th, 2017
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She’Koyokh: First Dance On Second Avenue

She’Koyokh: First Dance On Second Avenue

Klezmer and Balkan music's finest She'Koyokh take you on a journey of delight from polyphonic Bulgarian singing to a Serbian song about pigeons and raspberries, and from a tale told in a Turkish sauna to a love song for a Gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes.

Posted Mar 28th, 2017
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Battle Of The Bands Winner - Oysland

Battle Of The Bands Winner - Oysland

The winner of the World Music Network Battle Of The Band competition is the London-based klezmer band Oysland with their classic rendition of 'Ederlezi Avela'

Posted Mar 28th, 2017
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Lost In China

Lost In China

From the bustling chaos of Beijing to the deserts of Xinjiang, Lost In China celebrates a new generation of artists who, united by their desire to explore and at times confound local traditions, have not previously been heard outside their homeland.

Posted Feb 10th, 2017
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World Music Charts Europe - August 2017

World Music network has teamed up with The World Music Charts Europe to produce their monthly Spotify playlist!

Every month the chart is compiled from the votes of leading music specialists and DJs from twenty four European countries and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and reliable way of discovering what is new and exciting in the world music scene. We kick off with August's wonderful selection!

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Rocqawali: Sufi Spirit

PopMatters, US 'A fusion of rock and hypnotic Sufi music, Sufi Spirit is a warm, brilliant album to bask in from start to finish' 8/10

Wizz Jones, Pete Berryman, Simeon Jones: Come What May

 PopMatter, US 'Jones, Berryman, and Jones have created something special and timeless here'

The Rough Guide To Jug Band Blues

fROOTS, UK 'a delicious selection that delights from start to finish'

She'Koyokh: First Dance On Second Avenue

Evening Standard, UK 'brilliant new album from She'Koyokh'