BBC radio presenter Mike Harding playlist and the 10 best new releases in the March issue of Songlines (#82)

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in Recent posts by .

The March 2012 issue of Songlines – on sale February 3 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by BBC radio presenter Mike Harding.

The issue also features the second free CD Brazil: New Series.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from the late great experimentalist Martyn Bennett ; gravel-voiced Argentinian tanguero Melingo; Quebecois big band La Bottine Souriante; Yiddish klezmer from the Other Europeans; Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera; and Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor’s new collaborative project, among others.

Pick up your copy here on the website, at selected WHSmith’s and at all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these all-new tracks:

* La Bottine Souriante ‘Mon Père’ on Borealis Records
* Melingo ‘El Día Que Te Fuiste’ on World Village
* The Other Europeans ‘Lautar Clarinet Suite #1’ on Ethnomusic Records
* Martyn Bennett ‘Swallowtail’ on Cuillin Records
* Mauricio Maestro feat Nana Vasconcelos ‘Canto do Pajé’ on Far Out Recordings
* Kepa Junkera & Melonious Quartet ‘Bok Espok’ on Hiri Records
* Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Bahrami Fard ‘I Will Not Stand Alone’ on World Village
* Spiro ‘Yellow Noise’ on Real World Records
* Vijana Jazz Band ‘Salima Utakujajuta’ on Sterns Music
* Kartik Seshadri ‘Raga Vasant Pancham’ on Soundings Records

Plus Mike Harding’s playlist:

* Billy Bennington ‘The Flowers of Edinburgh’ on Veteran
* Emily Portman ‘Stick Stock’ on Furrow Records
* Oddfellows ‘The Seven Rejoices of Mary’ on Limefield Records
* Dolores Keane ‘May Morning Dew’ on Round Tower Music
* Dick Gaughan ‘Erin-Go-Bragh’ on Topic Records

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