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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 August/September 2014 issue of Songlines (#102) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Dub Colossus, Ruben Blades, Kasai Allstars and Sondorgo.

The CD also includes an exclusive playlist by Don Letts who has selected tracks by Lucas Santtana, Lata Mangeshkar and Baaba Maal.

The main editorial features are:

  • Songlines Music Award winners Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
  • DakhaBrakha at home in Kiev
  • Rwanda Post-Genocide - the impact on the country's musicians
  • British Folk Art - a preview of Tate Britain's current exhibition
  • Introducing... Noura Mint Seymali and Imed Alibi
  • Spotlight on Congolese collective, the Kasai Allstars
  • Beginner's Guide to the Corsican a capella group, A Filetta
  • Festival Profile: Morgenland, Germany
  • Full concert and festival listings

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

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