Features

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.

Live: Les Amazones d’Afrique at Brighton Festival

Les Amazones d'Afrique deliver a rousing, energetic set in the Dome as part of Brighton Festival.

10 Songs of protest from around the world

10 inspirational tracks with bold socio-political statements that feature on our playlist, Protest!

Remembering Haroon Shamsher

In June 2017, Haroon Shamsher was honoured with a BBC Music Day Blue Plaque in recognition of his co...

The Seven Steps to Mercy: Track by Track

Iarla Ó Lionáird takes us through the tracks on his debut solo album, released in 1997.

Meet Rokia Koné: the Rose of Bamako

The latest single by Les Amazones d'afrique features the outstanding Malian singer Rokia Koné, whos...

14 African musical styles for you to explore

Zimbabwean musician and teacher Chartwell Dutiro talks us through 14 musical styles from Africa.