The voices of world music are linked by common human experiences.
Andrew Mcgregor hosts a virtual roundtable with Ian Anderson and Ben Mandelson.
Birth-music and the Rhythms of Family Life
From a Yiddish lullaby to Senegalese duo Pape and Cheikh
Finding an Audience
Ali Farka Toure's rise from cab-driver and farmer to world music star, with Andy Kershaw and Njane Mugambe
Working Songs and Table Music
From grinding millet in North Cameroon to the potato harvest in Bolivia.
Nurturing a Brand
World music on the radio with Francis Gay from Funkhaus Europa and Charlie Gillett, Catherine Guilyardi on a 100-year-old French connection, and Wah! - a guide to the interactive informality of the Indian classical tradition
Lovers' Laments and Wedding Grooves
From the Laurel Fork Travelers at Rosalee McFall, via Ginesa Ortega, to an Australian version of Barbara Allen.
Crossing the Borders
World music festivals, Bill Badley on the Bedu, Jameela Siddiqi's memory of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and the delicate balance of creative destruction with Simon Broughton and Robin Denselow
Courtly Music and Protest Songs
From Balinese gambuh depicting the battle with King Tan Mundur to the imperial traditions of China
Dressing the Mix
Music Over the Horizon
From Kurdish epic chant to Strings of Pearls from The Klezmatics.
Stepping Out of the Box
Aysegül Merrick from Turkey, Stella Chiweshe from Zimbabwe, music from the top of the world and the final frontiers of world music.
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