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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

Iarla Ó Lionáird & Ríoghnach Connolly awarded Folk Singer of the Year titles

The lead singers of The Gloaming and The Breath were honoured at ceremonies in Manchester & Dublin.

Mix the Music website launches, featuring Real World artists

Mix The Music is a multitrack download store offering mix stems for classic Real World tracks.

Track of the day: ‘Áthas’ by The Gloaming

Find out more about one of the stand-out tracks on The Gloaming's third album.

18 voices on the new album by Les Amazones d’Afrique

Amazones Power, their second album, features voices from Africa and the diaspora