Introducing Songlines issue #131 (October 2017)

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .


The October 2017 (#131) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover star this issue is Mulatu Astatke, the man instrumental in creating and popularising Ethio-jazz.

Other features include an interview with the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita about their latest collaboration, Transparent Water; Polish family band Kapela Maliszów who return with a new album; an examination of the most musical of Hindu gods, Krishna; South Korean group Black String and Kathryn Tickell talk about their forthcoming concert; plus the latest CD, book, world cinema and live reviews. 


The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Rio Mira, Mary Ann Kennedy, Offa Rex and Rafiki Jazz, as well as a guest playlist from singer-songwriter and former French First Lady, Carla Bruni, featuring Rachid Taha and Buena Vista Social Club


This issue also features a bonus CD of Czech Music from the Heart of Europe, including tracks from Jitka Šuranská Trio, Marta Töpferová & Milokraj and Ponk. Find out more



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