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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 100th edition of Songlines (June 2014) is OUT NOW and comes with a 16-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Kronos Quartet, Nickel Creek, She'Koyokh and Habib Koite.

The CD also includes an exclusive playlist by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson who has selected tracks by Seth Lakeman, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Varttina.

The main editorial features are:

  • Special 32-page feature looking back at the last 15 years of world music through a 100 issues of Songlines
  • Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - the release of their new collaborative album and UK tour
  • Songlines Music Awards 2014 - this year's winners announced
  • Our annual round-up of the best UK and Overseas Festivals
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Kayhan Kalhor
  • Introducing…9Bach, Jambinai & su:m
  • The Essential Ten: Our pick of Family Album
  • Beginner's Guide to Joyce Moreno
  • Full concert and festival listings

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

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