The Rough Guide to African Beats

Nowhere is the beat of a drum more symbolic of a culture than in Africa, where it’s forever been the heartbeat of daily life. From the trance percussion of South Sudan to the gnawa groove…

The Rough Guide to Spiritual India

From the five-hundred-year old musical history of the Sufi Fakirs of Bengal to the virtuoso musicianship of Calcutta’s guitar master Debashsish Bhattacharya and Carnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, this Rough Guide explores India’s spiritual connections with…

The Rough Guide to Brazilian Psychedelia

This heady selection traces Brazil’s enduring love affair with psychedelic music from the early days of the 1970s to today’s new wave of artists. Featuring forgotten masterpieces by José Mauro and Piry Reis, along with…