The making of the album ‘Sound Magic’

Afro Celt Sound System

The sound of the past transforming into the future, this unique debut album was the first fruit of a collaboration between a group of the finest African musicians, their counterparts from the Celtic communities of western Europe and several of Britain’s most respected dance music producers.

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New reissue series ‘Africa Sessions at Real World’ out this June

Celebrating Africa Day 2022, we're pleased to announce a reissue series focusing on African artists.

Announcing Live at WOMAD 1982: a double album of unheard recordings from the historic first WOMAD festival

The double live album will be released on 29 July to coincide with WOMAD Charlton Park 2022.

Guitarist Salif Koné demonstrates three musical styles from Mali

Rokia Koné and Les Amazones d'Afrique's guitarist demonstrates Mandigue, Bamana & Tuareg music.

Track of the day: ‘Gnawa Beat (Bayaka Remix)’ by Bab L’ Bluz

A new remix of 'Gnawa Beat' by Italian DJs and producers Bayaka.