Building Bridges; with his latest album, Vieux Farka Touré shifts his sights from the instability of Mali to more global concerns
Other features include choreographer Akram Khan, who we speak to about the creative process of his new project; Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur talks to us about the inspiration behind his qawwali-Hebrew collaboration with the Rajasthan Express and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood; we highlight the Best Albums of 2015; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.
The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Kandia Kouyaté, The Gurdjieff Ensemble and Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express, plus an exclusive playlist from American singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, who talks about the female singers she admires and how motherhood and activism are now her primary concerns.
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