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The Red Album review tight harmonies with added heartbreak from Red Molly

(Self-released)This female trio have cut a niche as sunnyside Americana, setting immaculate vocal harmonies to well-chosen cover versions with an upbeat sensibility. As the sassy cover shot suggests, they are a more assertive, shadowed presence here, with

The playlist Middle Eastern and North African: Orphaned Land, Abu Ashley, Baba Sissoko and more

Iranian death metal is one of the bill-toppers in our latest round up of the most exciting new music from the Middle East.

Klangkarussell: Netzwerk review mixed bag of wannabe summer hits

(Universal)Austrian electronic duo Klangkarussell are shooting for the big time. To get there, Tobias Rieser and Adrian Held wield a mixed bag of dance music styles, pulling from house, ambient electro and drum'n'bass. The result makes for a meandering an

Various artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Palestine review

The timing is not deliberate, but it is certainly apposite.

Nana Mouskouri: Live - Royal Albert Hall

Nana Mouskouri will return to the Hall as part of her extended Happy Birthday Tour, celebrating her birthday as well as the composers and writers who have inspired her.

Patrick Bruel: Live - Royal Albert Hall

Iconic French singer and actor Patrick Bruel will come to the Royal Albert Hall as part of his 2013-14 tour.

Musicport Awarded Grant From Arts Council England

Musicport has been awarded a grant of £41,000 from the Arts Council England to help over the next year to develop its infrastructure and support its programme of activities including its international festival in October. Having recently won The Fate

Moussu T e lei Jovents: Operette review good-time Marseilles band do music-hall

(Le Chant Du Monde)The finest good-time acoustic band in Marseilles go back to their roots. Moussu T and his friends started out influenced by Jamaican reggae, but then decided to reflect all the musical styles that washed into their port city, from blue

Womad Festival 2014

In the beginning... there were three men - Peter Gabriel, Thomas Brooman and Bob Hooton who put their innovative musical heads together and founded The WOMAD Festival. This was 1980. It took two years to actually realise their dream and bring WOMAD Festiv

Afrobeat uprising: the musicians fighting against a tide of sugary pop

West Africa's biggest musical export may be Afropop, but there is a movement to revive big band music with a political spiritOnce upon a time, Lagos was the city where Afrobeat stars such as Fela Kuti and Fatai Rolling Dollar cast musical spells under tro