Features

The Gloaming at the National Concert Hall: ‘An experiment in controlled happenstance’

A closer look at the phenomenon that is The Gloaming's annual sold-out residency at the NCH, Dublin.

And The Beat Goes On: A profile of Remmy Ongala

Remmy Ongala was Tanzania's most famous musician and originator of the bongo beat.

Stephen Hague on bringing Big Blue Ball to the finishing line

The New Order producer faced the mammoth task of sifting through years of recording sessions.

10 Years of Big Blue Ball: the sound of the world playing together

On its 10th anniversary, we look back on the global music collaboration project which came from 18 y...

8 things you have to try at this year’s WOMAD Festival

From gong baths to a social network of hammocks— what you should try at WOMAD this year.

The Real World Recording Week

Music journalist Johnny Black chronicles the famous Real World Recording Week 1991.

Track of the Day: ‘Kothbiro’ by Ayub Ogada

One of the most popular songs in our catalogue, this song has been sampled by US rapper Kanye West.

Totó la Momposina in Paris: a Colombian refugee becomes a star

How the Colombian musical icon’s career blossomed in the 70s and 80s in France

10 Years of Society of Sound

It’s some legacy: Ten years’ worth of outstanding music. Sounds good, right? Actually, it sounds...

‘World Music’ or A World of Musics? An African Perspective

Youssou N'Dour looks at the complex relationship between western music and music of African origin.