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40 Keleketla!

Jon More of Coldcut

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24 Celebrating Festivals

Cambridge Folk Festival at Home will feature Fatoumata Diawara

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

Groupe RTD 16 Introducing...

Cinder Well & The Magpies 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

FEATURES 20 Aynur

The Kurdish singer talks about life in exile 24 Celebrating Festivals

Our favourite festival memories over the years 34 Afropentatonism

Connecting Nigerien and Ethiopian music 36 Musicians in

detention Australia’s refugee policy under fire 40 Keleketla!

“Will festivals survive if flying is less accessible? Or will they have to adapt and develop

new means of bringing artists in?” Garth Cartwright ponders the proverbial elephant in the room of world music – flying – on p81

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The exciting South African collaboration

The exciting South African collaboration

REVIEWS 48 Africa 50 Americas 52 Europe 57 Asia 59 Middle East 60 Fusion 67 Books 68 Classical & Jazz 69 World Cinema 70 Live-streaming

listings and reviews

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72 My World:

Mark Ellingham 74 Beginner’s Guide

to Rajery 76 Quickfire 77 Dispatch from

Darwin, Australia 79 My Instrument:

Radie Peat 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

Festival Bands

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