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The June 2011 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from April 29 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet, plus five tracks selected by British Asian musician-composer Nitin Sawhney.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from the world-conquering bluegrass fiddler Alison Krauss and Union Station; Talvin Singh in collaboration with sitarist Niladri Kumar; Beninois collaboration between Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou and Angélique Kidjo; Afro-beat’s youngest son Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; Leading Baluchi benju player Abdulrahman Surizehi; and the new Touareg desert blues combo Terakaft, among others.
The main editorial features include:
• Songlines Music Awards 2011 – The Winners – And the winners of this year’s Songlines Music Awards are…click here
• The Battle of Balkan Brass – We head to the frontline as these Balkan brass giants prepare for battle.
• Sväng – Finland’s leading harmonica quartet introduce us to Svängism.
• Gnawa Masters of Morocco – A first-hand look into the mysterious world of the maalem spirit masters.
• Guinguettes – A retro revival of the French riverside music, dancing and dining scene – les guingettes.
• Festivals Guide 2011 – We highlight some of our favourite upcoming UK and international music festivals.
• Sounding Out Manchester, UK– all the best places to see and hear music in the northern musical hotbed.
• Beginner’s Guide to Malian kora maestro Toumani Diabaté.
• Postcard from Anogia, Greece.
• Backpage from Estonia.
• My World – British Asian musician-composer Nitin Sawhney.
• Grooves – Paul Duhaney, director of Liverpool’s annual Africa Oyé festival, Scottish folk musician and founder member of Idlewild Roddy Woomble and Marcus Britton, sousaphone player and musical director of Orkestra del Sol.
• News, including the inaugural Songlines Encounters Festival.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.