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Songlines magazine world music features

The cover of the May 2017 issue of Songlines (#127) is graced by Oumou Sangare, the Malian superstar who has returned with her first album in eight years and speaks to Pierre Cuny about returning to the recording studio and the themes that inspire her songs. To celebrate the latest issue, we've produced a special online focus featuring interviews with just a few of the most exciting African female singers today - including Lura (pictured) - drawn from the Songlines archive. Start exploring here: Voices of Africa

Songlines Blog & Latest News

April 13th, 2017

New Apple Music Playlist: Cape Verde Island Beauty

April 13th, 2017

La Linea Festival returns to London, featuring Orkesta Mendoza, António Zambujo, Totó La Momposina and more

April 13th, 2017

First Listen: Orchestra of Samples

April 12th, 2017

Introducing? Orkesta Mendoza

April 12th, 2017

Spotlight: António Zambujo

April 11th, 2017

Veteran gumbé guitarist releases debut solo album

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Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

23/04/2017 - Faustus

23/04/2017 - Woody Pines

23/04/2017 - Natacha Atlas

23/04/2017 - AfroCubism Revisited

23/04/2017 - Morning Ragas: Ashok Pathak

23/04/2017 - Afternoon Ragas: Indrajit Roy Chowdhury

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