The new July 2012 issue of Songlines (#85) is on sale in the UK from June 8

Posted on June 6th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The new July 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from June 8 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet.

The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by actor Roger Lloyd Pack.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Britpop renaissance man Damon Albarn; Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar; Brazilian soundtrack favourite Seu Jorge; Gaelic singers The Campbells; Guinean kora rock from Ba Cissoko; and the latest Cuban-Malian collaboration from Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté, among others.




The main editorial features include:

• Cajun Country – Garth Cartwright tours around the bayous and dance halls of the Acadian parishes of Louisiana and discovers a wealth of music.
• Israeli Boycotts – Two musicians – Reem Kelani and Koby Israelite – voice their thoughts on this controversial subject.
• BT River of Music – The stories behind three very different musical acts who are preparing to take part in London’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad extravaganza.
• Pansori – Songlines editor-in-chief on the music he loved to hate, a unique form of Korean singing. Here he tells us why he’s changed his mind…

• Sounding Out Buenos Aires – all the best places to see and hear music in the Argentinian capital.
• Beginner’s Guide to Alison Krauss.
• Postcard from Uruguay.
• Festival Profile: Petronio Álvarez, Colombia.
• Backpage from Western Sahara.
• My World – actor Roger Lloyd Pack.
• Grooves – Scottish multi-instrumentalist Ewen Henderson, GRAMMY-winning producer Ian Brennan and Le Vent du Nord’s Nicolas Boulerice.
• News, including Damon Albarn’s latest operatic offering and Cerys Matthews.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.

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