Susheela Raman, Gilles Peterson and Martin & Eliza Carthy
The July 2014 (#101) edition is on sale in the UK from today. The free exclusive 15-track covermount CD features ten tracks from our latest Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by BBC Asian Network’s DJ Nihal.
Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from Welsh folkers 9Bach, Brazilian experimentalists Metá Metá and Sudanese soul sister, Alsarah & The Nubatones.
This issue also includes…
• Susheela Raman – Peter Culshaw talks to the British-Asian singer about her new album and her reputation of musical boundary crossing.
• Gilles Peterson – Russ Slater talks to the BBC DJ and music aficionado about how his Brazilian love affair for the impetus for his latest project and release, Sonzeira.
• Martin & Eliza Carthy – Despite years of performing together, the father-daughter duo have never recorded an album together, until now.
• The Sound of Siam – As the second volume of classic Thai hits is released by Soundway Records, John Clewley explores the funky tones of rural north-east Thailand.
• The Boomerang Project – An ambitious tri-nation project involving Aboriginal, Maori and Scottish artists, who are headed to the Commonwealth Games this summer.
• Beginner’s Guide to Finland’s extraordinary accordionist, Kimmo Pohjonen, who turns 50 this year.
• Festival Pass: MIMO, Brazil.
• My World: A playlist and interview with BBC’s DJ Nihal.
• Introducing… Forabandit and Molotov Jukebox.
• Spotlight on Cambridge Folk Festival.
• Quick Fire: Dom Flemons, and Anna Phoebe
• What’s new, including World City Music Village, ¡VAMOS! Festival, and Aldeburgh Festival
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and world cinema releases.