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.