A Touareg Life: Songlines chats to the Nigerien guitarist Bombino about his musical journey, which led to developing his very own ‘Tuareggae’ style
Other features include Reg Hall, compiler of Topic Records’ The Voice of the People series, who talks about the migration of traditional music from Ireland to England; we reveal the nominees of this year’s Songlines Music Awards; we look at archivist Christopher King’s latest collection of previously unheard recordings from Greece; Simon Broughton talks to South African guitarist Derek Gripper; 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 Konono No 1 & Batida, La Yegros and Lakou Mizik, plus an exclusive playlist from French composer and musician Yann Tiersen, who talks about his Breton roots and how the natural world is the inspiration behind his current project.
This issue also includes a bonus CD including some of the finest acts to perform at the thrilling Yorkshire Festival, which returns to the county in June.
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