36 Bab L’ Bluz

17 Marla Leigh

15 Kerekes Band

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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 08 What’s New 14 Folk Focus 15 Spotlight:

Kerekes Band 16 Introducing...

Etuk Ubong & Marla Leigh 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

FEATURES 22 Joseph Tawadros

It’s all about the oud 26 Coronavirus

Comforts Top tips for lockdown entertainment 32 Shantel

The Balkan beats pioneer on his new passion – Istanbul 36 Bab L’ Bluz

of he blues of China

A funky mix of Gnawa and the blues 38 Folk Music of China

Revealing the music of China’s ethnic minorities

music of c minorities

REVIEWS 46 Africa 48 Americas 52 Europe 59 Middle East 60 Fusion 66 Classical & Jazz 67 World Cinema 68 Live-streaming

listings and reviews


70 My World:

Daniel Hope 72 Beginner’s Guide

to April Verch 75 Postcard from

Mysore, India 76 Quickfire 77 Dispatch from

Knockengorroch, Scotland 79 My Instrument:

79 81 82

Will Pound 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

Oud Albums

“I want singers with spine and

gall, bile and balls, to come forward and startle my ears... I want a music that screams and

cries, that fizzes, that flays” Chris Moss asks where have all the protest

singers gone? Read more on p81


32 Shantel