The May 2017 (#127) issue of Songlines is now on sale!
Our cover star this issue is Oumou Sangaré, the Malian superstar who returns with a new sound and album – her first in eight years.
Also in this issue we announce the nominations of the 2017 Songlines Music Awards; Portuguese singer Ricardo Ribeiro speaks about finding his destiny and becoming a fadista; Indian sarod player Soumik Datta talks about his latest TV project, Tuning 2 You; we have an interview on board the National Geographic Orion with musical explorer and cultural specialist, Jacob Edgar; a report from Globaltica Festival in Poland; a Beginner’s Guide to dhol player Johnny Kalsi; plus the latest CD, DVD and world cinema reviews.
The Top of the World CD includes Orchestra Baobab, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Baluji Shrivastav, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper, as well as a guest playlist from the American ‘Zaire 74’ concert producer Stewart Levine, featuring Cesaria Evora, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco.
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