Mexican singer Lila Downs; Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos; Gambian kora player Sona Jobarteh; the new UK Festival Guide; and the Songlines Music Awards winners
The June (#118) 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 radio presenter and British singer-songwriter Tom Robinson.
Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from Imarhan, rapper and kora player duo Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyaté and musical collective Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble.
Lila Downs – We talk to the singer about the problems in her country and how her mestizo background shapes and influences her music
Roby Lakatos – The Hungarian violinist discusses his Gypsy violin lineage
Sona Jobarteh – The kora player discusses the musical journey that has taken her on a path through traditional griot music and Western classical performance
UK Festival Guide – We unveil our new and extensive UK Festival Guide
Songlines Music Awards – We reveal this year’s winners.
Zakir Hussain– A Beginner’s Guide to the remarkably diverse career of the Indian percussion legend.
Tom Robinson – A playlist and interview with the British singer-songwriter and radio presenter Tom Robinson, who talks about his strong enthusiasm for music and artists that have caught his ear recently.
Ffatri Vox – Inge Thomson tells us how she was inspired by the sounds and stories of Welsh women factory workers for her latest work.
PLUS! Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases.