On global grooves

Longer reads

The genius of Fela Kuti

Mixtapes in the Middle East

How Hassan Hawkmon brought gnawa overground*

Tinariwen in profile

Exploring the Middle East’s underground music scene (see Alt Arabia for MUCH more)

 

Interviews

African heroes: Angelique Kidjo / Tony Allen

Qawwali heir: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Reggae/dub royals: Ky-Mani Marley (plus a My-Dad-Bob-blog) / Mad Professor / Beenie Man / Tanya Stevens

Latin legends: Sergio Mendes / Ibrahim Ferrer Jr

Fado revivalist: Mariza

Flamenco forefather : Tomatito

Arab voices:  Abeer Nehme / Jaafar / Yann’Sine Jebli / Macadi Nahhaas* / Taraband

Filipino pop stars: Bamboo / VST & Co

Indian rap rebel: Hard Kaur

Hindustani classical: Amjad Ali Khan

Oud maestros: Naseer Shamma / Driss El Maloumi 

Multicultural UK: Panjabi MC / Sarathy Korwar

Balkans brass: Fanfare Ciocărlia

Cambodian psych-rock-ish: Dengue Fever

 

Live reviews

Femi Kuti

Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux (feat Salif Keita)

Anoushka Shankar: Land of Gold (plus the studio album reviewed)

Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics (2010)

Tinariwen &  Mulatu Astatke (2016)

Mashrou ‘Leila, Souad Massi, Emel Mathlouthi

Faiz Ali Faiz x Chicuelo

Fanfare Ciocărlia

Noura Mint Seymali, Aziz Sahmaoui

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

DakhaBrakha, Red Baraat

Debashish Bhattacharya x Driss El Maloumi