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We honour the talent of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a visionary who became known across musical cultures as simply, 'the voice', with remembrance from those at Real World and WOMAD who worked closely with him.

We review 'Star Rise'; the remix of the Nusrat - Michael Brook collaboration 'Night Song', completed shortly after Nusrat's death.

The inspiring story of the Irish singer Iarla O LionĂ¡ird is related here, with a review of 'The Seven Steps to Mercy', his new album from Real World Records, along with a track from that album for you to sample on the E-CD. You'll also find out about the new releases from WOMAD Select, with two tracks featured on the E-CD from Paban das Baul and also from Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited.

If you've ever wanted to know more about Real World Studios, this is your opportunity to see them from the inside out, in a special fold-out section looking at the sights, sounds and feel of the working environment here.