New issue of Songlines (March 2014, #98) on sale now

Posted on January 31st, 2014 in News, Recent posts by .


Angélique Kidjo, The Gloaming and Sidi Touré

The March 2014 issue of Songlines (#98) is on sale in the UK from today and features Songlines Music Awards 2013 winner and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo on the cover. Find out why she really is the indomitable Spirit of Africa.

The free Top of the World CD includes new tracks from Angélique Kidjo, Breabach and Mostar Sevdah Reunion.

In this issue, you can read about:

• Angélique Kidjo – We talk to the singer and activist prior to her new album and book release
• The Gloaming – The band bringing new vibrancy to the Irish music tradition
• Sidi Touré –The Malian singer is intent on putting his Songhai culture on the map
• Chris Strachwitz & Arhoolie Records – We talk to the founder of the ultimate American roots label
• Dammed Nations & Nuba Nour – The Egyptian group and a trio of Welsh musicians tell the story of their drowned homelands

• Beginner’s Guide to the fiery Scottish-Latin big band, Salsa Celtica
• Festival Pass to Poland’s Mazurkas of the World
• Postcard from Thailand
• My World: a five-track playlist (included on the Top of the World CD) and interview with political commentator and broadcaster, Andrew Marr
• Introducing Derek Gripper and La Chiva Gantiva
• Spotlight on fado singer, Carlos Do Carmo
• Quick Fire: Keziah Jones, Seth Lakeman and Duncan Chisholm
• What’s new, including Sam Lee’s latest music project that aims to unearth the folk songs and stories from World War I
• Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases

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