Your Essential Guide to the Best Music From Around the World

Published 10 times a year, Songlines is the definitive magazine for world music - music that has its roots in all parts of the globe, from Mali to Mexico, India to Iraq. Whether this music is defined as traditional, contemporary, folk or fusion, Songlines is the only magazine to truly represent and embrace it.

Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to burgeoning scenes and up-and-coming stars, travel adventures, frontline reports and live music listings. Every issue comes with a free Top of the World CD, featuring tracks from the best new album releases, as well as a guest playlist.

Songlines Blog & Latest News

August 28th, 2015

My World: Phil Manzanera?s playlist

August 28th, 2015

New issue (Oct 2015) on sale now!

August 27th, 2015

Classic interview with Cesaria Evora: ?I am me. I am Cesaria Evora. And I am from Cape Verde?

August 26th, 2015

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal release video for ?Passa Quatro?

August 24th, 2015

Mariem Hassan Obituary (1958-2015)

August 23rd, 2015

Introducing? 47Soul


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

01/09/2015 - Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

01/09/2015 - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

01/09/2015 - The Spooky Men's Chorale

01/09/2015 - K-Music: A Celebration of Korean Music

01/09/2015 - Totally Thames

02/09/2015 - Caravan of Thieves

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