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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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Songlines magazine

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 January/February 2015 issue of Songlines (#105) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Robert Plant, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn and Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal, as well as a guest playlist by Jools Holland, who has selected tracks by Cesaria Evora, Angelique Kidjo and Mariza.

The main editorial features are:

  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - The husband and wife banjo duo
  • Best Albums of 2014 - A round-up of our top 10 releases
  • Cuban Music Debate - we discuss the impact Buena Vista Social Club has had on Cuban music
  • King of the South Seas - Songs inspired by 19th-century whalers
  • Tools of the Trade - A guide Armenia's iconic instrument, the duduk
  • Beginner's Guide to the Senegalese salsa fusion band Africando
  • Festival Profile: Druga Godba, Slovenija
  • Postcard from the Comoros Islands
  • Spotlight on the Spanish singer-songwriter, Amparo Sanchez
  • Full concert and festival listings
  • Live reviews from Sahara Soul, Anouhska Shankar and more...

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

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