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Glastonbury 2017: West Holts Stage artist signings with Songlines

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in News, Recent posts by .

Glastonbury West Holts 2017

The Jacksons, Oumou Sangaré, Toots & the Maytals and Pat Thomas perform on the West Holts stage this weekend 

Heading to Worthy Farm this weekend? Make sure you drop by the Songlines tent next to the West Holts Stage for artist signings and festival fun. We will be hosting post-performance CD and vinyl signings with the majority of the artists, including Pat Thomas, Oumou Sangaré, Thundercat, The Avalanches and The Jacksons. Your handy printable timetable can be downloaded here.

For a full list of set times for the West Holts and all the other stages click here. To find out what we’re up to over the weekend, follow us on @SonglinesMag.

Glastonbury have created a playlist to give you a taster of what to expect at the weekend.

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Live Preview | Zeca Pagodinho, London Apollo, November 29

Posted on November 9th, 2016 in Live, Recent posts by .

Zeca Pagodinho

Samba superstar Zeca Pagodinho heads to the capital this month

Zeca Pagodinho is one of Brazil’s biggest-selling sambistas and figureheads of the original 1980s samba-pagode movement, alongside other icons such as Jovelina Pérola Negra, Pedrinho da Flor, Elaine Machado, and Mauro Diniz. Pagodinho’s joyful carioca style has earned him millions of fans across his homeland, with four Latin Grammys to his name. 

On November 29, the charismatic singer will head to London’s Apollo for a special one-off performance. Click here for tickets.

Here’s a musical introduction to Rio’s revered sambista.


UK & European dates:

November 19, Sartory Säle, Cologne
November 24, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon
November 29, Apollo, London
December 2, The Box, Amsterdam

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New issue (November 2016) on sale now!

Posted on September 30th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Songlines November Issue

 

Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali, Jordanian sibling trio The Khoury Project, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Lemn Sissay’s guest playlist and more

The November (#122) issue is on sale in the UK from today. Every edition comes with two free covermount CDs. The Top of the World compilation CD includes the tracks from the best new albums reviewed in the issue and an exclusive guest playlist from poet Lemn Sissay. There is also an exclusive 16-track Dutch Delta Sounds sampler, which highlights music from around the world that is rooted in the Netherlands.

On the Top of the World CD you’ll discover new tracks from international collective Kefaya, voodoo-funk explorers Vaudou Game, Austin-based chicha masters Money Chicha, and award-winning folk duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.

Subscribe today and claim a Top of the World album for free!

Noura Mint Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali – The Mauritanian singer raising the profile of her country’s music
The Khoury Project – The Jordanian band of brothers coming to the UK
Martin Green’s Flit – The accordionist’s multimedia project about migration
Eliza Carthy – Folk’s newest big band about to hit the road
Ronald Snijders – Suriname’s kaseko flute ambassador

Elza Soares

A Beginner’s Guide to Elza Soares – She may be one of Brazil’s most famous samba singers, but her career and life have been a series of ups and downs.
Lemn Sissay – The poet and broadcaster has been honoured with an MBE, won awards and is chancellor of Manchester University. We talked to Sissay at WOMAD about discovering Ethiopia, his love of music and the artists he connects with
Joseph Tawadros & the Egyptian oud – The Cairo-born, Australia-raised oud player is now making his career in the UK.

PLUS! Reviews of the latest CD and world cinema releases.

Click here to buy the new issue.

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They Will Have to Kill Us First OST: Exclusive Album Stream

Posted on September 14th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

They Will Have to Kill us First

Listen to an exclusive stream of the original soundtrack for the film They Will Have to Kill Us, which will be released this Friday

Johanna Schwartz’s mesmerising documentary, They Will Have to Kill Us First, follows the plight of musicians caught up in Mali’s socio-political tragedy. The documentary has won plaudits worldwide, and has been credited with catapulting young Malian quartet Songhoy Blues onto the international stage.

Music is at the heart of Malian culture. The soundtrack features unreleased material from some of the country’s icons including Toumani Diabaté, Bombino and Ali Farka Touré, as well as original compositions from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontman, Nick Zinner, who produced Songhoy Blues’ acclaimed debut record.

Enjoy the album in full below.

The album is released Friday, September 16 on Transgressive Records. Pre-order your copy.

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