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Beginner’s Guide to Punch Brothers

Beginner’s Guide to Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers have been pushing the boundaries of bluegrass for over a decade and show no signs of stopping. Alexandra Petropoulos tells their story. Continue reading

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GRRRL Power

GRRRL Power

Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the collective of women who are tackling the gender imbalance in music and inspiring younger generations Continue reading

Introducing… Msafiri Zawose

Introducing… Msafiri Zawose

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #132 (Nov 2017) p18. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Tanzanian musician Msafiri Zawose and producer Sam Jones about their inspired collaboration Collaboration can be a tricky beast. A successful one takes mutual respect, equal talent and, perhaps above all, patience; all qualities that are evident in the latest album … Continue reading

Introducing… Addictive TV

Introducing… Addictive TV

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #128 (June 2017) p19. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos talks to the duo about their latest project that saw them recording musicians from every corner of the globe Mark Vidler and Graham Daniels have been working together for a while now, so they may not need introducing. In 2005 VJ Daniels … Continue reading

Introducing… Sarathy Korwar

Introducing… Sarathy Korwar

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #121 (October 2016) p15. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to percussionist Sarathy Korwar about his debut that combines ethnographic recordings and jazz (Photo by Fabrice Bourgelle) The movement of African music across the Atlantic is well documented. Without that migration the music of South America and the Caribbean would be … Continue reading

My World: Corinne Bailey Rae

My World: Corinne Bailey Rae

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #119 (July 2016) p74. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the Leeds singer-songwriter about her journey to rediscover happiness and the music she found along the way There is a genuine enthusiasm that radiates from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae as she speaks to me. Her joie de vivre is … Continue reading

Sona Jobarteh – Modern Griot

Sona Jobarteh – Modern Griot

Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Gambian kora player Sona Jobarteh about the musical journey that has taken her through traditional griot music and Western classical performance, and how it led to the creation of her country’s first school dedicated to Mande music Continue reading