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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 December 2015 issue of Songlines (#113) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Mariza, Kimmo Pohjonen, The Hot 8 Brass Band and Shantel plus an exclusive guest playlist by Courtney Pine featuring Buika and Manu Dibango.

The issue also comes with a 15-track bonus CD from the British Library, featuring unreleased ethnographic recordings from West Africa, as part of their exhibition Word, Symbol, Song.

The main editorial features are:

  • Mariza - An interview with the first lady of fado
  • Kimmo Pohjonen - The experimental Finnish accordionist
  • Sweet Liberties - Nancy Kerr and Maz O'Connor talk about a new project commemorating the 800-year anniversary of the Magna Carta
  • Karen Matheson - The Scottish Gaelic singer releases a new solo album
  • Beginner's Guide to banjo player Bela Fleck
  • Festival Profile on Dancing for Peace Festival, Brazil
  • Postcard from Romania
  • Dispatch from La Reunion by singer-songwriter Piers Faccini
  • Who's Touring - our selection of forthcoming UK tour highlights

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

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