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.
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 2014 issue of Songlines (#97) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Eliades Ochoa, Arun Ghosh and Black Bazar.
The CD also includes an exclusive playlist by Katie Derham who has selected tracks by Milton Nascimento, Seu Jorge and Bebel Gilberto. The issue also comes with a bonus 2nd CD, a 25-track Polish music sampler.
The main editorial features are:
- Omar Souleyman - Stories from a Syrian wedding singer
- Best Albums of 2013 - The editors' favourite CDs of the year
- The Dylan Project - Buda's global compilation of Bob Dylan hits
- The Music from Assam - North-East India's musically rich state
- First Nations - A new wave of Native American and Canadian music
- Old Polish Masters - Simon Broughton reports from Poland
- The Essential Ten: Our pick of the best Bob Dylans from around the world
- Beginner's Guide to Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian piper and fiddler
- Cerys Matthews - our regular columnist tackles arts funding
- Festival Profile: Babel Med, Marseille
- Postcard from Bury
- Full concert and festival listings
Plus the latest news and CD, DVD, book & world cinema reviews.
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