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Pape & Cheikh

Pape & Cheikh released Mariama on Real World Records in 2002. Steeped in the traditions of their Serer region of central Senegal, but citing Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Joan Armatrading among their prime influences, Pape and Cheikh brilliantly encompass both concepts of folk music.

Further reading

Peter Gabriel re-records ‘Biko’ for online event Playing for Change

The new version of the 1980 classic features 25 musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Angélique Kidjo.

‘Panter’ by Montparnasse Musique released on new imprint, Real World X

'Panter' combines the acoustic grit of traditional Africa with the pulse of modern Johannesburg.

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 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.