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Track of the day: ‘Sorongo’ by Susana Baca

Afro-Peruvian icon Susana Baca celebrates 50 years in music with this forceful musical statement.

Track of the day: ‘Bitumba’ by Montparnasse Musique

Bitumba is the second release on our new imprint, Real World X, and features Congelese band Mbongwan...

Track of the day: ‘El Gamra’ by Bab L’ Bluz

The track is taken from their award-winning debut album Nayda!

Nick Page (1960-2021)

Nick's work can be heard on albums by Dub Colossus, Syriana, Los de Abajo and Temple of Sound.

A Lantern and a Bell: Track by Track

Emil Svanängen a.k.a. Loney dear and producer Emanuel Lundgren discuss the new album.

Track of the day: ‘Curfew’ by Khalab & M’berra Ensemble

'Curfew' is taken from the forthcoming album M'berra, out on 23 April 2021.

A Code of Signals: Exploring the symbolism of Loney dear’s album art

Each flag on the cover art of Loney dear's new album and singles means something different.

Track of the day: ‘Oppenheimer’ by Loney dear

Loney dear's latest single was inspired by the American theoretical physicist, J.R. Oppenheimer.

Alternative Valentines: 22 Love songs from across the world

A an eclectic collection of love songs taken from the Real World Records catalogue.

A New Year’s Resolution for 2021: Learn to speak another language

Why you should learn another language, and where to go to learn beginner Bambara, Swahili and Urdu.