Alexandra Petropoulos worries that she’s a bad feminist for still liking music with sexist lyrics
Embracing the myriad musical styles of her New Orleans home and her Haitian heritage, musician Leyla McCalla has created a powerful protest album
Alexandra Petropoulos travels to the Lebanese capital for a festival that is showcasing the most exciting independent music of the Arab region
Punch Brothers have been pushing the boundaries of bluegrass for over a decade and show no signs of stopping. Alexandra Petropoulos tells their story.
In the new issue of Songlines (Aug/Sept 2018, #140), contributors and friends of the magazine got to show off their favourite albums that might of sneaked in under the radar. Here is my underrated gem.
Alexandra Petropoulos visits the Lebanese capital and finds a thriving arts scene despite ongoing political uncertainty and neighbouring unrest
Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the collective of women who are tackling the gender imbalance in music and inspiring younger generations
Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the Guardian columnist and author Tim Dowling about the banjo and the music that helped him uncover the instrument’s history
Warsaw Village Band’s latest album is a musical experiment in search of connections between cultures while paying homage to the sun. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the band’s frontman and percussionist Maciej Szajkowski about the strong pagan themes that run through it
This feature originally appeared in Songlines #122 (Nov 2016) p105. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos ponders the challenges of performing and listening to sacred music onstage as entertainment, away from its original contexts Beneath a canopy of brightly coloured fabrics, all glowing in the black light, I stood utterly entranced by what was happening …