Polish trio Sutari performing to a

virtual audience


32 Ustad Saami

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20 The COVID-19 Effect

69 Dispatch from

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

Bandcamp Fridays 16 Introducing...

Made Kuti & Cocanha 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

30 Electric Jalaba

FEATURES 20 The COVID-19 Effect

The music industry’s response to the pandemic 26 Gospel Revival

Delving deep into the resurgence of sacred song 30 Electric Jalaba

London-based Gnawa unit get charged up 32 Ustad Saami

The legacy of Pakistan’s shruti master 36 Café Türk

Going underground with the cult Turkish outfit

the cult Turkish outfit

REVIEWS 40 Africa 42 Americas 46 Europe 52 Asia 53 Middle East 54 Fusion 58 Classical & Jazz 59 World Cinema 60 Live reviews


62 My World:

Veri Sharp 65 Postcard from

Kerala, India 66 Beginner’s Guide

to Ballaké Sissoko 68 Quickfire 69 Dispatch from

San Francisco, US 70 My Instrument:

Hamid El Kasri 71 Soapbox 74 Essential 10:

Gospel Albums

“As copyright law currently

stands it seems there is little redress against the technological mimicry of the

AI industry’s ‘deepfakes’”

Nigel Williamson warns against the sinister spectre of AI imitation, see p71