Gilbero Gil, Béla Fleck and Mokoomba
The Aug/Sept 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from July 19 and as well as our regular Top of the World CD, with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet, the CD also includes five tracks selected by BBC DJ Mark Radcliffe.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Jupiter & Okwess International’s debut album; Afro-bossa nova from Brazilian Tiganá Santana; one of England’s finest contemporary songwriters Chris Wood; Irish supergroup Dervish; Argentinian cumbia from La Yegros; and recent WMN Battle of the Bands winner Simo Lagnawi.
There is also a bonus CD, which features music samplers from Norway’s Etnisk Musikklubb record label.
The magazine also includes…
• Gilberto Gil – The Brazilian superstar discusses his life in music and politics, from 60s Brazil to headlining WOMAD.
• Béla Fleck – Banjos, Africa and classical music: a chat with the bluegrass virtuoso.
• Christine Salem – Trance and tradition: the maloya singer explains her spiritual roots.
• Mokoomba – The Afro-fusion band talk about life in Zimbabwe and their global success.
• Folk Debate – Contributors Howard Male and Tim Cumming duke it out over whether British folk music is ‘world’ music.
• Beginner’s Guide to Bonga, the Angolan singer-songwriter
• Postcard from Crete
• Backpage from Sarawak
• My World: a playlist and interview with BBC DJ and folk connoisseur Mark Radcliffe
• Grooves: Head hancho of his Mexican-idie band, David Wax; Karnatic composer and classical violinist Jyotsna Srikanth; and American folk’s electroacoustic alchemist, Sam Amidon
• News, including our preview of the London African Music Festival and a look back at Glastonbury 2013
• Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases