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Songlines World Cinema | June (#108)

Posted on May 11th, 2015 in Recent posts, Reviews by .


The Dead Lands, Phoenix, Timbuktu are all reviewed in the current issue.

We’ve collected trailers from all the film reviews in the current issue (June #108), written by our world cinema editor, Yoram Allon.

In Cinemas

The Dead Lands
Dir: Toa Fraser; UK release May 29 (Soda Pictures)
Though the narrative feels a little ‘by the numbers’, what remains captivating throughout is the effective performances, stunning scenery and sheer pleasure of witnessing a genre film spoken in Maori.


Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako; UK release May 22 (Artificial Eye)
It is very rare for a feature film to capture so eloquently the contours of a devastatingly sad political situation. Read more about Tumbuktu.


Dir: Christian Petzold; UK release May 8 (Soda Pictures)
The quantity and quality of Holocaust-related films has increased in recent years, with narratives continuing to focus on identity crises and survivor trauma. These issues are played out in full in Petzold’s immaculately performed new film.

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New issue (June 2015, #108) on sale now!

Posted on May 1st, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .


The queen of Polar punk, Tanya Tagaq, and we announce the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2015  

The June 2015 (#108) 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 Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos.

Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from ngoni master Bassekou Kouyaté, Scottish trio Lau and Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project.

This issue also includes…

• Songlines Music Awards – We announce this year’s four winners. Find out who’s won.
• Tanya Tagaq – Marc Fournier witnesses the Inuit throat singer’s jaw-dropping live show and finds out about her revolutionary ideals.
• Festivals Guide – Our selection of the world’s best festivals.
• Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu – The Mauritanian filmmaker talks about the place of music in his searing new film.
• The music of Colombia – The sounds of the country’s three cities: Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena.
• Shikor Bangladesh All Stars & Lokkhi Terra – Simon Broughton talks to the two groups about their creative collaboration.

• Beginner’s Guide to Malian singer and guitarist Boubacar Traoré
• My World: A playlist and interview with Franz Ferdinand’s frontman, Alex Kapranos
• Introducing… Afriquoi and Vula Viel
• Spotlight on the Thai masked drama, Khōn
• Quick Fire: Banning Eyre, Jayme Stone & Olivia Chaney
• What’s New, including Alchemy Festival, John William’s upcoming series at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and the upcoming Touareg exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society
• The Songlines Essential 10 Colombian Albums
• Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases

Buy the new issue here

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New issue preview: June (#108)

Posted on April 24th, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .


A Polar Storm; Canada’s most famous Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, has been stunning audiences since first collaborating with Björk. We talk to the controversial figure on her revolutionary ideals.

Other features include this year’s Songlines Music Awards winners, our annual guide to the best music festivals around the world, a Beginner’s Guide to Boubacar Traoré, plus nearly one hundred of the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews.

The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba, Lau and Gisela João, plus a playlist from Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, who gets stuck into some rebetikacumbia and African disco.

On sale in the UK from May 1. Click here to purchase your copy now.

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