The new Songlines podcast brings you highlights from the jam-packed April/May 2013 issue, plus extra features and bonus content. It opens with a great track from one of Mali’s foremost artists, Rokia Traoré, taken from her brilliant forthcoming album Beautiful Africa. Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, introduces a track by the queen of fado pop, Ana Moura, star of this issue’s Beginner’s Guide. She’s also playing at this year’s La Linea Festival in April – don’t miss it.
Then there’s more from Rokia Traoré, as writer Robin Denselow interviews her about her new Mali-goes-rock album, produced by John Parish. Other features include the announcement of the final 16 nominees for the Songlines Music Awards 2013 by Nasim Masoud; and Simon Broughton’s report on the amazing music and culture of the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Borneo. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest in music news from around the world with an excerpt from the UN Women’s song, ‘One Woman’ and more.
There’s also a fantastic track by Bengali-meets-Afrobeat fusioneers Lokkhi Terra, who are performing at Songlines Encounters Festival at London’s Kings Place on June 8.
As if all that weren’t enough, the next Songlines podcast, featuring highlights from the June 2013 issue (#92), will be available from April 26 2013.