The Best Music from Around the World

Songlines was launched in 1999 and 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. However, Songlines is not just about music, but about how the music fits into the landscape: it's about politics, history and identity.

Delivered in both print and digital formats, Songlines, through its extensive articles and reviews, is your essential and independent guide to a world of music and unique culture, whether you are starting on your journey of discovery or are already a seasoned fan.

Songlines is published 10 times a year. 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

April 24th, 2015

New issue preview: June (#108)

April 23rd, 2015

Album Review | Top of the World | Ágnes Herckzu ? Bandázom

April 23rd, 2015

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: The Winners

April 21st, 2015

Album Review | Top of the World | Sam Lee & Friends ? The Fade in Time

April 20th, 2015

Album Review | Top of the World | António Zambujo ? Rua da Emenda

April 17th, 2015

Record Store Day 2015: Our Recommendations

Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

25/04/2015 - Mad Dog Mcrea - New album, Almost Home

25/04/2015 - The People's String Foundation

25/04/2015 - Bellowhead - Folk big band spring tour

25/04/2015 - Vaisakhi Celebrations

25/04/2015 - Uma Venkataraman + Nilanjana De The Capstone

25/04/2015 - The Young'uns

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