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Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

The Scots Trad Music Awards recognise the best in the current Scottish Tradtional scene. Read on to find who won the awards in 2014.

Posted Jan 5th, 2015
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Shukar Collective Inspires Dance Performance

Shukar Collective Inspires Dance Performance

The Ursari Gypsy band Shukar Collective has inspired choreographer Richard Alston for an anniversary performance, commissioned by Sadler's Wells.

Posted Dec 31st, 2014
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Start 2015 With Two New Rough Guides!

Start 2015 With Two New Rough Guides!

Another year, another two Rough Guides! World Music Network is pleased to announce the release of 'The Rough Guide To Psychedelic India' and 'The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Vol. 2)'. Find out which hidden gems we've uncovered this time!

Posted Dec 22nd, 2014
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Roma Folk Singer Mitsou Sues Beyoncé Over Plagiarism

Roma Folk Singer Mitsou Sues Beyoncé Over Plagiarism

Hungarian folk artist Mitsou claims that Beyoncé has illegally sampled her vocals in the song 'Drunk in Love'.

Posted Dec 19th, 2014
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Vote For WMN Artists In Songlines Music Awards 2015!

Vote For WMN Artists In Songlines Music Awards 2015!

Support your favourite artists by voting for them in the Songlines Music Awards 2015! Which of our artists are eligible for what category? We've made an overview for you to make things simple.

Posted Dec 11th, 2014
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Cabin Jam to New Found Land: Interview with FatDog

Cabin Jam to New Found Land: Interview with FatDog

We talked to saxophonist Hallvard Godal about venturing into new musical territory with FatDog, who released their debut album, New Found Land, in October.

Posted Dec 9th, 2014
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Three New Rough Guide LPs: Add Them To Your Vinyl Collection Now!

Three New Rough Guide LPs: Add Them To Your Vinyl Collection Now!

World Music Network has just released three Rough Guides on vinyl: 'The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Bessie Smith', 'The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: B.B. King Birth Of A Legend' and 'The Rough Guide To Indian Classical Music'. All records are limited editions and come with a free digital download card.

Posted Dec 9th, 2014
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2014: Söndörgő Tamburockets To Success

2014: Söndörgő Tamburockets To Success

For some, 2014 has been a good year. For Söndörgő, it has been an excellent year! Their new album 'Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks' received rave reviews, nominations, titles and more! Plus they've recently released a new music video... what more do you want?

Posted Dec 8th, 2014
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The Thoughts Behind 'Neva/Harmony': An Interview With Olcay Bayir

The Thoughts Behind 'Neva/Harmony': An Interview With Olcay Bayir

You've heard the music, now hear the thoughts behind it. World Music Network interviews Olcay Bayir.

Posted Nov 24th, 2014
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The Rough Guide to New Orleans

New City Music, Chicago: 'a great showcase of the funky sounds currently made in Crescent City'.

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa

The Guardian, UK, 3*** stars: 'A classy compilation'.

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Greekadelia

Guardian, UK 4****stars: 'A highly original, compelling set'.

Sambasunda Quintet: Java

Froots, UK: '... a superb album of an under-represented music ... and comes highly recommended'.