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Youtube playlist #92

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 in Recent posts by .

So you’ve read about all the new and exciting music featured in the current issue of Songlines. But don’t forget that you can watch it and listen to it too. Each issue, we create a YouTube playlist of featured videos to give you the full interactive Songlines experience. You can view the playlist here.

Some of the highlights of this issue’s videos include:

Songlines Music Awards 2013 winners video (we announced the winners in this year’s awards, click here to find out more)


Manu Chao (Peter Culshaw looks back at the trials and tribulations of Manu’s Clandestino years)


Goran Bregovic and Eugene Hütz (the Gogol Bordello frontman picks this track, ‘Be That Man’, as well as five others on his playlist featured on this issue’s covermount CD)


Guy Schalom and The Baladi Blues Ensemble (the group are set to play Songlines Encounters Festival on June 6)


The Yoruba Women’s Choir (we meet up with choir leader Funmi Olawumi as she embarks on a UK tour this summer)


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Eugene Hütz’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the new Songlines issue

Posted on April 27th, 2013 in Recent posts by .

The June 2013 issue of Songlines is now on sale. It includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by Gogol Bordello frontman, Eugene Hütz.

The Top of the World CD features tracks from acclaimed Touareg guitarist Bombino; much-loved Portuguese singer Ana Moura; Algerian singer and activist Rachid Taha; iconic Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso; a tidal wave of Afro-Latin grooves from Family Atlantica and Gladiators’ bassist Clinton Fearon reinvents the band’s classic tracks, amongst others.

Pick up your copy here or at selected WHSmith’s and all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these all-new tracks:

* Bombino ‘Imuhur’ on Nonesuch Records
* Clinton Fearon ‘Let Jah be Praised’ on Sterns Music
* Amparo Sánchez ‘La Cuenta Atrás’ on Wrasse Records
* Family Atlantica ‘Manicero’ on Soundway Records
* Caetano Veloso ‘Um Abraçaço’ on Decca Records
* Bella Hardy ‘The Seventh Girl’ on Noe Records
* Debashish Bhattacharya ‘Kirwani One.5+8.Five’ on Riverboat Records
* Ana Moura ‘Amor Afoito’ on Decca Records
* Rachid Taha ‘Ana’ on Wrasse Records
* Stephan Micus ‘I Praise You, Sacred Mother’ on ECM Records

Plus Eugene Hütz’s playlist:

* Goran Bregović featuring Eugene Hütz ‘Be That Man’ on Wrasse Records
* Kozak System ‘Shablia’ on Kozak System Records
* Kapelle Böllberg ‘Mädchenpop’ on Kapelle Böllberg Records
* A Tribe Called Red ‘Electric Pow Wow Drum’ on A Tribe Called Red Records
* Seu Jorge and Almaz ‘The Model’ on Now-Again Records

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The new March Songlines podcast is now available through iTunes

Posted on February 1st, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

This podcast includes highlights from the March 2013 issue of Songlines (#90) opening with music by Goran Bregovic from his new album, Champagne for Gypsies (Universal/Wrasse). Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, speaks to Joe Boyd and plays an excerpt by Muzsikás, a bonus track he chose as part of his playlist this issue.

Features include: Phil Sweeney on Goran Bregovic, Tim Cumming on the Oysterband and Simon Broughton with some music about food. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest news with music by Gochag Askarov and more. The podcast ends with a track by the late Ravi Shankar.

The next Songlines podcast, featuring highlights from the April/May issue (#91), will be available from March 15 2013.

Click here to download

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March 2013 issue of Songlines (#90) is on sale in the UK from Feb 1

Posted on January 30th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The March 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from February 1 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by American record producer and writer Joe Boyd. 

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from American duo Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer; Malian ngoni star Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba; Italian troubadour Vinicio Capossela; energetic Finnish fiddling from Frigg; long-established kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French DJ and producer Nicolas Repac.





The main editorial features include:

• Goran Bregovic – Philip Sweeney talks to the Balkan superstar about Gypsy music and why opinions about his success remain divided.
• Guide to Chanson – The official Songlines Guide to the artists and history of French chanson.
• Music and Food – In support of Refugee Action’s upcoming World Food Night, four musicians share their favourite food-related songs and recipes.
• Hip-hop Debate – Writers Rose Skelton and Nigel Williamson go head-to-head on the subject of global hip-hop.
• Enzo Avitabile – Simon Broughton goes on set with the Neapolitan musicians Enzo Avitabile and director Jonathan Demme.

• Beginner’s Guide to the Oysterband.
• Festival Profile: Tong Tong.
• Postcard from Jharkland, India.
• Backpage from Rio de Janeiro.
• My World – record producer and writer Joe Boyd.
• Grooves – American singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, Cape Verdean vocalist Carmen Souza and guitarist, producer and DJ Nicolas Repac.
• News, including the Nile Project and Birds Eye View film festival.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and world cinema releases.

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