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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Beyond the Beat: An Exhibition of Global Music Photography

We’ve always said at Songlines that music is a window on the world and that’s made clear at a unique exhibition of world music photography to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018

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Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
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Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Beyond the Beat: An Exhibition of Global Music Photography

We’ve always said at Songlines that music is a window on the world and that’s made clear at a unique exhibition of world music photography to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
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Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Beyond the Beat: An Exhibition of Global Music Photography

We’ve always said at Songlines that music is a window on the world and that’s made clear at a unique exhibition of world music photography to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018
South Asia

Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018

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Watch: Ténéré Tàqqàl by Tinariwen

From guitars and Kalashnikovs to music in exile and songs resonant of desert solitude, of assouf – of loss, longing, pain, nostalgia – coupled with revolutionary songs and tales from the long struggle for Touareg independence, the legend of Tinariwen is a fixed star in the world music firmament.

By Arron Hayre Jan 10, 2018

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