This podcast includes highlights from the August/September 2012 issue of Songlines (#86) opening with music by the Drummers of Burundi as part of our cover feature on WOMAD’s 30th anniversary. Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, plays an excerpt by Ijahman, a bonus track chosen by Chris Blackwell as part of his playlist this issue. There is also music from the second CD with this issue – Louisiana Legends.
Features include: Nigel Williamson on WOMAD, Bill Badley with his Beginner’s Guide to Hossam Ramzy and Simon Broughton reports from West Bengal. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest news with the Official UK World Music Album Chart and more. The podcast ends with music from the Alaev Family followed by Mercedes Sosa as a tribute to the late Jan Fairley.
The next Songlines podcast, featuring highlights from the October issue (#87), will be available from August 31 2012.