The Bairns

Rachel Unthank and The Winterset
Described as "a bewitching, dream-like, down-to-earth masterpiece," The Bairns is already a classic. With their lilting Geordie accents,… more »

Music of the Himalayas

Rahul Sharma
Let's pretend it's still September 2000. A 27-year-old santoor player called Rahul Sharma is touring as principal soloist with a trio of… more »

Songs for the Poor Man

Remmy Ongala
Known as "The Doctor", Remmy Ongala is based in Dar es Salaam with his band, Orchestre Super Matimila. In Tanzania, Remmy's popularity… more »

Mambo

Remmy Ongala
Remmy Ongala and the band in sparkling form at the 1991 Real World Recording Week. A soulful and uplifting set, nurtured and given space by… more »

A Better Destiny

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
The new album from Rizwan-Muazam Qawwali Group - the youngest and most exciting group of Qawwali singers to emerge from Pakistan over the… more »

Sacrifice to Love

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Qawwali, an Arabic word meaning "utterance", is the devotional music of the Sufis of Pakistan and India, the mystics of the Islamic… more »

Day Of Colours

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
When the unforgettable qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in Pakistan in 1997, he left a musical vacuum into which stepped his two… more »

Island of Ghosts

Rossy
Of all the musicians performing in Madagascar today, it is Rossy who most capably captures the spirit of his island in music. He is the… more »