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Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

    Souad Massi: Songs in praise of freedom
    Souad Massi: Songs in praise of freedom
    Singer-songwriter Souad Massi talks history, politics, new music and giving hope to freedom fighters.
    Souad Massi: ?Songs in praise of freedom
    Souad Massi: ?Songs in praise of freedom
    With a new album out, the Algerian singer uses her music to give hope to people fighting for freedom in the Arab world.
    The battle for Mali's soul is a battle for its music
    The battle for Mali's soul is a battle for its music
    Musicians are in the firing line as insurgent Islamists impose sharia law on two-thirds of the country.
    Going to Graceland 25 years on
    Going to Graceland 25 years on
    Plans for a gig in London have revived the controversy over Paul Simon's boycott-breaking 1987 album.
    Fela Kuti's spirit is part of the world
    Fela Kuti's spirit is part of the world
    For Robin Denselow, walking into the rehearsals of Fela!, it was impossible to stop thinking about the last time he met Fela Kuti.
    The Baaba of world music
    The Baaba of world music
    Senegalese star Baaba Maal was one of the original icons of the 1980s world music boom and he's still finding new ways to cross over.
    The long goodbye
    The long goodbye
    IN MEMORIAM: In Miriam Makeba's last interview she spoke to Robin Denselow about how hard it was to retire.
    Cross-continental jams
    Cross-continental jams
    Fela Kuti will be "dancing in his grave". That's what his son, Femi, says. The reason? A special concert outside Femi's own Afrika Shrine this month.
    Me and my X-men
    Me and my X-men
    When he's not taking calls from Mandela and Tutu, or keeping an eye on Womad, Peter Gabriel still loves a good groove.
    The generation game
    The generation game
    Malian kora star Toumani Diabate has been nominated for a BBC World Music Award.
    Ethiopia, France, the world
    Ethiopia, France, the world
    War cries and traditional music fused with American funk, R&B and jazz to fuel a 1960s golden age in Ethiopian music. Robin Denselow reports on a riotous revival.