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Toure Leads Bbc World Music Awards

Malian singer ALI FARKA TOURE has taken home the top honour at the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, after her release SAVANE scooped the Album of the Year award at the London ceremony...

Farka Toure Buried In Mass Funeral

LATEST: Hundreds of people gathered in the Malian town of Niafunke yesterday (09MAR06) to pay tribute to late bluesman ALI FARKA TOURE, who died on Tuesday (07MAR06). The African music great was 67 when he...

Ali Farka Toure Dies

Legendary African musician ALI FARKA TOURE has died following a long illness. He was 66. Toure, who last month (FEB06) won his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album alongside TOUMANI DIABATE for...

Africa Unites To Combat Malaria

Senegalese singer YOUSSOU N'DOUR joined a host of artists at a massive charity concert aimed at raising funds to eradicate malaria in Africa. AFRICA LIVE - billed as the continent's response to LIVE AID...

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'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

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The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

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Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall Album Review

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'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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