Top of the World albums: Songlines #127 (May 2017)

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in the May issue of Songlines. Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #127.

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Orchestra Baobab

Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

World Circuit

This heartfelt dedication to the group’s original vocalist is packed with familiar Afro-Cuban rhythms and lyrical brass arrangements, with a new prominent place given to the kora.

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Los Hijos de la Montaña

Los Hijos de la Montaña

Vacilando 68

From New Age soundscapes to Latino mock-goth, this Tex-Mex band has twangy guitars, old-school synths, blasts of brass and saloon-bar piano.



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