Voice of Resistance: One of the Western Sahara’s most eloquent activists and singers, Aziza Brahim, talks to Songlines about life in exile and how her music and politics are inseparable
Aziza Brahim’s forthcoming album Abbar el Hamada coincides with the release of the new issue. Watch the video for her new song ‘Calles de Dajla’ below.
Other features include Finnish group Värttinä who discuss the Karelian influences on their latest album; Greek vocalist Savina Yannatou speaks about how her music has no borders; Chris Moss reports on the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland; 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 Joan Soriano, The Gloaming and Maz O’Connor, plus an exclusive playlist from Noisettes frontwoman and bassist Shingai Shoniwa, who talks about the music she grew up with and how that helped shape her eclectic tastes.
This issue also includes a bonus CD including a few of the finest acts to emerge from Silesia, one of the epicentres of Poland’s current folk revival.
The issue is on sale in the UK from March 4. Click here to purchase your copy now.