Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is a household name in India. He is one of those few classical musicians whose name and influence has transcended the classical audience and has contributed to the greater popularisation of classical music in the country at large.

He has single-handedly lifted his folk instrument, the Santoor, to full acceptance within the classical solo field.

Further reading

Real World music featured on BBC Two’s Mediterranean with Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean, soundtracked by music from Real World.

Building Public Health Narratives through the music of Les Amazones d’Afrique

Exploring public health narratives and ideas for a new Les Amazones d'Afrique song.

5 Hip Hop and EDM artists who sampled Totó la Momposina

Classic cumbia songs have been the inspiration for worldwide urban and dance hits.

Track of the Day: ‘In The Sun’ by Joseph Arthur

A look back on Arthur's most popular song, which featured on 2000's Come To Where I'm From.