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Sima Bina: a life devoted to Iranian folk music

Mett Iranian folk music master Sima Bina, who has devoted her life to keeping alive melodies from every corner of Iran and beyond.

Mett Iranian folk music master Sima Bina, who has devoted her life to keeping alive melodies from every corner of Iran and beyond.

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Music runs in the blood of Polish family folk trio

Jan Malisz set up Kapela Maliszów with his two children, playing traditional songs from southern Poland, they are riding the wave of a folk music renaissance.

Jan Malisz set up Kapela Maliszów with his two children, playing traditional songs from southern Poland, they are riding the wave of a folk music renaissance.

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Lyon Opera shines light on Syria

Syria was at the heart of a recent series of concerts at the Opera in the French city of Lyon under the theme The Syria I love. Among the artists

Syria was at the heart of a recent series of concerts at the Opera in the French city of Lyon under the theme The Syria I love. Among the artists

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The perfect blend of Spanish and Arabic music

Dos Medinas Blancas is the combination of two extraordinary voices. Carmen París is best known for her interpretation of traditional Flamenco-style

Dos Medinas Blancas is the combination of two extraordinary voices. Carmen París is best known for her interpretation of traditional Flamenco-style

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Celtic queen Enya launches new album

The launch of her first album in seven years went relatively unnoticed as it coincided with Adele’s latest release, but the queen of Celtic music is

The launch of her first album in seven years went relatively unnoticed as it coincided with Adele’s latest release, but the queen of Celtic music is

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Darwin Deez back with sunny-side-up album

‘Double Down’ is Darwin Deez’ third album and a return to the style which earned the New York indie band a steady following back in 2010. Released

‘Double Down’ is Darwin Deez’ third album and a return to the style which earned the New York indie band a steady following back in 2010. Released

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Visa For Music rocks Rabat

The Moroccan city of Rabat has been echoing to the cadences of music from Africa and the Middle East. It was playing host to the second edition of

The Moroccan city of Rabat has been echoing to the cadences of music from Africa and the Middle East. It was playing host to the second edition of

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The Wainwright sisters sing El Condor Pasa

It was Simon and Garfunkle with tones that seemed to tiptoe over the words who made the song “El Condor Pasa” famous. Now another version has been

It was Simon and Garfunkle with tones that seemed to tiptoe over the words who made the song “El Condor Pasa” famous. Now another version has been

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Mariachi time in Guadalajara

Mariachi musicians from around the world gathered in the Mexican city of Guadalajara for the International Mariachi and Horsemanship Conference

Mariachi musicians from around the world gathered in the Mexican city of Guadalajara for the International Mariachi and Horsemanship Conference

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Nebuta Festival kicks off in Japan

The Nebuta festival, one of Japan’s largest summer events, has started in the northern city of Aomori. It take place from August 2-7. Historians

The Nebuta festival, one of Japan’s largest summer events, has started in the northern city of Aomori. It take place from August 2-7. Historians

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Paleo festival in Switzerland

A taste of the fifth day of the Paleo festival in Nyon, with performances from Joan Baez and Patti Smith.

A taste of the fifth day of the Paleo festival in Nyon, with performances from Joan Baez and Patti Smith.

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Kenny Garrett plays Morocco

US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco

US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco

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Pop 'n' Roll Eurovision spreads happiness in Vienna

The Eurovision Song contest is up and running in Vienna with the first semi-final. The qualified countries from the first semi-final of 2015 are

The Eurovision Song contest is up and running in Vienna with the first semi-final. The qualified countries from the first semi-final of 2015 are

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Gnaoua music celebrated in Essaouira

Euronews arts correspondent Wolfgang Spindler takes us to Morocco to a special place and a special festival Welcome to Essaouira, where the

Euronews arts correspondent Wolfgang Spindler takes us to Morocco to a special place and a special festival Welcome to Essaouira, where the

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Folk trio Nickel Creek sign on 'A Dotted Line'

Folk trio Nickel Creek are back after a seven year hiatus with a new offering called ‘A Dotted Line’. Fiddler Sara Watkins, her brother Sean

Folk trio Nickel Creek are back after a seven year hiatus with a new offering called ‘A Dotted Line’. Fiddler Sara Watkins, her brother Sean

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Timitar Festival celebrates Amazigh and world music

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Moroccan seaside resort of Agadir for the 11th edition of the Timitar Festival, which celebrates the Amazigh

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Moroccan seaside resort of Agadir for the 11th edition of the Timitar Festival, which celebrates the Amazigh

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Latvia warms up for Eurovision with a foreigner

Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’. Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band

Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’. Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band

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Hundreds attend funeral of Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia

The body of influential Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has been buried in his hometown of Algeciras in Spain’s deep south. Hundreds of people

The body of influential Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has been buried in his hometown of Algeciras in Spain’s deep south. Hundreds of people

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Cristina Branco reinvents Fado

She is one of the new voices of Fado, Portugal’s traditional folk music. Portuguese singer Cristina Branco has released her latest album

She is one of the new voices of Fado, Portugal’s traditional folk music. Portuguese singer Cristina Branco has released her latest album

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Folk music pioneer and activist Pete Seeger dies aged 94

Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger has died aged 94, his family has confirmed. The artist, who was known for his protest songs and enjoyed a career

Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger has died aged 94, his family has confirmed. The artist, who was known for his protest songs and enjoyed a career

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Loggins' new group releases Christmas EP

Sixty five and still going strong after four decades as a top draw in show business, Kenny Loggins is now one of the Blue Sky Riders, whose new

Sixty five and still going strong after four decades as a top draw in show business, Kenny Loggins is now one of the Blue Sky Riders, whose new

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Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival electric guitar up for auction

The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is coming up for auction at Christie’s in New York where it

The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is coming up for auction at Christie’s in New York where it

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Folk musician Richie Havens dies at 72

US folk musician Richie Havens has died at the age of 72. Celebrated for having opened the historic 1969 Woodstock music festival, his improvised

US folk musician Richie Havens has died at the age of 72. Celebrated for having opened the historic 1969 Woodstock music festival, his improvised

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Baez revisits Hanoi bunker where she sat out US air raids

The American folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez has returned to a bunker in Vietnam where she spent nine days sheltering from ferocious

The American folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez has returned to a bunker in Vietnam where she spent nine days sheltering from ferocious

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Moura sings the Portuguese blues

Since releasing her debut album in 2003, Portuguese singer Ana Moura has steadily attracted and nurtured a new generation of fado fans – among them

Since releasing her debut album in 2003, Portuguese singer Ana Moura has steadily attracted and nurtured a new generation of fado fans – among them