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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 June 2015 issue of Songlines (#108) is OUT NOW and comes with a 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba, Lau, Le Vent du Nord and Spiro, as well as an exclusive guest playlist by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranose.

The main editorial features are:

  • Songlines Music Awards 2015 - The winners
  • Tanya Tagaq - An interview with the extraordinary Canadian Inuit singer who won the 2014 Polaris prize for her album, Animism
  • 2015 Festivals Guide - Our selection of the best festivals from around the world
  • Shikor Bangladesh All Stars - Leading Bangladeshi folk musicians make their UK debut at Songlines Encounters Festival in June
  • Timbuktu - Abderrahmane Sissako's film about the Mali conflict
  • Beginner's Guide to Boubacar Traoré, the Malian singer and guitarist
  • Postcard from Fes, Morocco
  • Introducing... Vula Viel and Afriquoi
  • Spotlight on... Khon, Thailand's music and dance spectacle
  • Who's Touring, our selection of forthcoming UK tour highlights

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

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