The June 2014 issue of Songlines (#100) is on sale in the UK from today. The issue includes our regular Top of the World CD featuring ten tracks from the finest new global releases as well as five tracks chosen by British rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from cover stars Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté; London’s favourite klezmer and Balkan band, She’Koyokh; and the high-spirited Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.
This issue also includes…
• Special 32-page retrospective – Celebrating the last 15 years of world music
• Songlines Music Awards 2014 Winners – We announce this year’s winners.
• Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté – The father and son duo continue their kora legacy with a recent self-titled album.
• Kronos Quartet – Founder David Harrington talks about their latest release marking their 40th anniversary.
• Kayhan Kalhor – The Iranian kamancheh player speaks to Simon Broughton prior to his Songlines Encounters Festival performance.
• The World’s Best Festivals 2014 – Our guide to the year’s best festivals around the world, from Cambridge to Morocco and beyond.
• Beginner’s Guide to one of the strongest feminist voices of Brazil’s music scene, Joyce Moreno.
• Postcard from Hiltons, Virginia
• My World: a playlist and interview with renowned British rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
• Introducing… 9Bach, Jambini and [su:m].
• Spotlight on Soumik Datta.
• Quick Fire: Viktoria Mullova, Eddie Barcan, Seun Kuti.
• What’s new, including the Songlines Encounters Festival, The Great Black Music exhibition in Paris, Dead Rat Orchestra’s river and canal tour, and celebrating 50 years of Nonesuch Records.
• The Essential Ten Family Albums.
• Reviews of the latest CD and book releases.