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The Ebony Hillbillies are just one of the bands reclaiming the history of bluegrass


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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 Bonus CD:

MOST Balkan Music 10 What’s New 15 Folk Focus 17 Spotlight: Kronos

Quartet & Pete Seeger 18 Introducing...

María José Llergo & Son Rompe Pera 20 Simon Says 21 Letters

FEATURES 22 Zoë Modiga

The South African singer explores the big topics 28 Bluegrass and the

Culture Wars The artists bringing diversity back to the music 34 Global Music Match

Keeping bands connected during the pandemic 36 ADG7

The latest live sensation from South Korea 40 Melodisc Records

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REVIEWS 44 Africa 46 Americas 52 Europe 57 Middle East 59 Asia 60 Fusion 66 Classical & Jazz 67 World Cinema 68 Live reviews and gig listings


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Howard Goodall 72 Beginner’s Guide to Cheikh Lô 75 Quickfire 77 Dispatch from

Bogotá, Colombia 79 My Instrument:

Kiran Nepali 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

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