world music

 
[Slideshow]A world music celebration
[Slideshow]A world music celebration
The first Cape Town World Music Festival saw 32 local and international acts perform around the inner-city.
Saxophonist Charlie Mariano dead at 85
Saxophonist Charlie Mariano dead at 85
Long before "world music" became a record-store bin label, the Ornette Coleman-mentored jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, the multi-reeds players Yusef...
Famed saxophonist Charlie Mariano succumbs to cancer
Famed saxophonist Charlie Mariano succumbs to cancer
Long before "world music" became a record-store bin label, the Ornette Coleman-mentored jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, the multi-reeds players Yusef...
The Baaba of world music
The Baaba of world music
Senegalese star Baaba Maal was one of the original icons of the 1980s world music boom and he's still finding new ways to cross over. Robin...
Captain Creole
Captain Creole
Jamaica is the cradle of reggae and its offshoot, dancehall. Yet, as so often happens when a genre seizes the world's imagination, outsiders...
'A baobab of music is dead'
'A baobab of music is dead'
Veteran world-music star Papa Wendo, considered the father of the Congolese rumba, has died aged 82, an NGO announced.
The other world
The other world
Some critics have rapped the world-music label Putumayo for reducing the continent's diverse and rich musical heritage to Afro-themed compilations....
A personal work of colour
A personal work of colour
Some might think that for a talented musician, recording and releasing your first album is a straightforward process. Sign a record deal, get a fat...
The generation game
The generation game
Toumani Diabate sits under a tree in his moonlit front garden on a dusty dirt road in Bamako, the Malian capital. He picks out a melody on the...

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