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Top of the World albums: Songlines #129 (July 2017)

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in the July issue of Songlines. Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #129.

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

 

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Dona Onete
Banzeiro
Mais um Discos
The Grande Dame is back with another dose of salubrious grooves from the north of Brazil. Despite being almost 80 years old, Onete is not slowing down. Find yourself some wiggle room.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Trio Tekke & Dave de Rose
Zivo
Trio Tekke
This new collaboration with drummer Dave de Rose produces a more electric take on Trio Tekke’s funky reinvention of Greek traditional music.
Amazon | iTunes

 

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Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
Nonesuch
A journey into the Appalachian tradition, combining classical elegance and avant-garde subversion. As magnificent as you would expect from Kronos.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Sabîl 
Zabad, Twilight Tide
Harmonia Mundi
A stunningly hypnotic track from an excellent third album. While maintaining respect for the maqam tradition, intimate dialogue between instrumentalists allows the music to breathe and shine.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Vieux Farka Touré
Samba
Six Degrees Records
West Africa’s star guitarist does not disappoint with this masterful album, which was recorded in front of a small live audience.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Lau
Decade: The Best of Lau 2007-2017
Lau Scotland 
A magnificent compilation showcasing ten years of musical excellence.
Amazon | iTunes

 

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Kondi Band
Salone
Strut Records
This pairing of thumb-piano and vocals with electronic textures makes for what is perhaps one of the most intriguing African albums so far this year.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Various artists  
Zaire 74: The African Artists
Wrasse Records
Global star Miriam Makeba performs with her Guinean Ensemble, recorded at the three-day music festival held in 1974 to coincide with the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström
Svalan
Åkerö Records
Here accordionist Maria Kalaniemi and harmonium player Eero Grundström take us on a musical journey deep into the majestic Finnish forests.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

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Jayme Stone
Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Borealis Records
This rousing Caribbean dance tune is but one offering in this treasure trove of songs mostly derived from the seemingly inexhaustible archives of folklorists John and Alan Lomax.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

Pick up the July issue of Songlines to enjoy our Top of the World cover-CD, which contains tracks from each of the albums above. To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, visit: songlines.co.uk/subs

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Introducing Songlines issue #129 (July 2017)

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

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The July 2017 (#129) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover star this issue is Dona Onete from Belém, Brazil, whose latest album, Banzeiro, is a joyful celebration of the Amazon.

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Other features include an interview with Snarky Puppy’s founder Michael League about his new supergroup, Bokanté; an overview of the TV series exploring American roots music, American Epic; a report from Jodhpur RIFF about preserving Rajasthan’s cultural heritage; an interview with Latin jazz star, Eddie Palmieri; a Beginner’s Guide to Sephardic singer, Françoise Atlan; plus the latest CD and world cinema reviews.

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The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Dona Onete, Kronos Quartet, Vieux Farka Touré and Lau, as well as a guest playlist from the drummer Stewart Copeland, featuring Amadou & Mariam, Ray Lema and Moondog.

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New single from Dona Onete – Video Exclusive

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

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The grand dame of Amazonian song has still got it – and she’s back with a new single.

Dona Onete, the saucy 79 year old Brazilian singer who only turned to singing at the age of 73, opens a fresh chapter in new Brazilian music with ‘No Meio Do Pitiú (In The Middle of The Pitiú)’ on Mais Um Discos. Referring to the pungent water which floods the fish markets as the ice which cools the fish defrosts, her native Indian and African heritage shines through on this playful song, released on March 24.

 

Dona Onete’s ‘Carimbó Chamegado’ from Feitiço Caboclo was a Songlines Top of the World in #104, with the album receiving a five-star review.

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Album Review | Top Of The World | Dona Onete – Feitiço Caboclo

Posted on November 12th, 2014 in Recent posts, Reviews by .

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Words by Alex Robinson 

150Grand dame of Amazonian song has still got it.

What a wonderful CD: joyful, bursting with energy; rooted in tradition but as fresh as the morning light; and age-old but new to pretty much everyone who’s never been to Dona Onete’s corner of the vast Amazon. Songlines have been championing new Brazilian music since the days of mangue beat and was the first English language magazine to write about Dona Onete – back in 2007 when she was a leading light on the Amazon music scene as a member of Coletivo Rádio Cipó. I photographed her then on the banks of one of the Amazon rivers – and remember her not as a 60-something, but as a flirtatious bundle of energy bursting with mischievous grins and cackles.

Her music reflects her young spirit, her traditional Amazon roots and her love of Brazilian ‘voodoo’ or candomblé. Rhythms peculiar to Pará state in the Brazilian Amazon sound as staccato as an up-tempo salsa; they mix with brass, jangly indie guitars, rap, samba and psychedelia. The result is enchanting. Mais Um Discos are helping to update the anachronisms that are often all we hear in Brazilian music. Long may they continue to do so.

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