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11 Orchestre PolyRythmo feat Angélique Kidjo ‘Gbeti Madjro’ From Cotonou Club on Strut A Beninese hit featuring this issue’s My World star, the indefatigable Angélique Kidjo, on pically strident form. See p70

12 VOLOSI ‘Crawler’ From Nomadism on Unzipped Fly Flamboyant bowing techniques abound on this potent amalgam of classical and folk tropes, a signature burst of virtuosi from southern Poland’s ace string band, who we speak to this issue. See p32

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13 Kiya Tabassian ‘Delkash’ (excerpt) Previously unreleased, courtesy of Kiya Tabassian In the hands of the Iranian-born master Kiya Tabassian, the enchantments of the setar hold the power to transport listeners. Read more about Tabassian and his setar in this issue’s My Instrument. See p79

14 Abel Selaocoe ‘Qhawe’ Previously unreleased, courtesy of Abel Selaocoe Ahead of his special rendezvous at this year’s BBC Proms, the South African cellist and guests offer this quasi-jazz mass alive with stentorian evocations and thrusting strings. See p15

15 Seckou Keita ‘Future Strings in E’ From 22 Strings on ARC Music Here’s the grand finale, to both the Senegalese kora player’s inventive instrumental album and our exclusive CD. Read more about Seckou’s impressive career in our Beginner’s Guide. See p74

“ The first influences that made me start thinking about the role of singing are the traditional musicians of my country – from all parts of Benin”

Turn to p70 for the full My World interview with this issue’s cover star Angélique Kidjo

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