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Songlines magazine covers the world's most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring artists from all around the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from Miriam Makeba to Mariza, from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello.

Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.

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Edited by Simon Broughton, co-editor of The Rough Guide to World Music, Songlines sees music as a window on the world and features the sharpest criticism and the best writers.

The March 2015 issue of Songlines (#106) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Songhoy Blues, Punch Brothers, Criolo and The Unthanks, as well as a guest playlist by Dee Dee Bridgewater, whose selection includes tracks by Fatoumata Diawara, Manu Dibango and Oumou Sangaré.

The main editorial features are:

  • Songhoy Blues - Mali's hippest new group
  • Taraf de Haidouks - The return of everyone's favourite Romani band
  • Fado - Lisbon celebrates fado with three of its current stars
  • Gnawa Music - An introduction to the new generation of musicians
  • Duncan Chisholm - Scottish fiddle player extraordinaire
  • Beginner's Guide to the Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty
  • Festival Profile: Orkney Folk Festival, Scotland
  • Postcard from Fes, Morocco
  • Introducing... Leveret and Trio da Kali
  • Who's Touring, our selection of forthcoming UK tour highlights
  • Full concert and festival listings
  • Live reviews from Paris, Budapest and elsewhere...

Plus the latest news and CD, DVD, book & world cinema reviews.

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