Marking The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’s 40th anniversary.
Built in secret with little access to electronic parts, the ANS was a labour of love
The legacy of Harlem's Apollo theatre where stars Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown began
Colin Grant explores the daring and innovative music that has come from Jamaica
Smokey Robinson explores the social and political impact of Marvin Gaye's classic.
Mike Williams talks to critics, fans, academics and historians Lou Reed.
John McCarthy explores how Van Morrison’s music has influenced people’s lives
The art of crooning and how Rudy Vallee, Al Bowlly and Bing Crosby ignited passions
A celebration of the life and music of Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi
Scottish musician Ken Hyder explores the dwindling tradition of Gaelic psalm-singing
Some of the world’s greatest musicians answer the question - how do you write a song?
Forget its low-key, supper club reputation, bossa nova was tied to a political revolution
How young Iranian musicians and singers are finding ways of breaking the restrictions.
What's happening physiologically and chemically to us when we sing
The new Caribbean sounds starting with Soca in Barbados and Trinidad
Gemma continues her search for new sounds on the islands of Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico
How our ancient forebears made music and how ancient sites affected sounds of their time
DJ Edu traces the story of Prince Nico’s multimillion-selling hit Sweet Mother
Legendary country singer Steve Earle unveils the secrets of composing a great song
Joe Fletcher tracks down forgotten musicians who made records in the 60's and 70's.
Joe Fletcher finds forgotten musicians who made records in the 60's and 70's.
Robert Elms continues his search for the musical soul of London.
Robert Elms searches for the musical soul of London, celebrated in over a century of song.
How classical music from India has spread across the globe
Lemn Sissay talks to fans from all over the world about Bob Marley's music.
Exploring the drive behind Madonna’s evolution from ambitious young dancer to pop icon
The music of the world that unites fans - even across borders that divide old enemies
What does Michael Jackson mean to the Ivory Coast village of Krindjabo.