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10 Reasons to buy the April/ May 2013 (#91) issue of Songlines

Posted on March 20th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The new issue of Songlines is on sale now and – like an generous, juicy BLT – it is packed full of delicious ingredients. Here are just 10 of this issue’s features to whet your appetite: 

  • Cover star Rokia Traoré talks about her new rock influences, working with PJ Harvey’s producer and Mali’s predicament.
  • The guessing game is over – we announce the nominees for the Songlines Music Awards 2013.
  • Mali Latino Trio and Lokkhi Terra discuss their Afro-Cuban-Bengali-jazz collaboration for this year’s Songlines Encounters Festival.
  • Read about Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival, the magical event transforming the culture of Sarawak, Borneo.
  • Canadian trio of old-style Americana, The Be Good Tanyas, talk about tours and tribulations. 
  • Kora stories from Malian harp genius Ballaké Sissoko.
  • Free CD with our ten Top of the World picks, plus five tracks picked by British composer Jocelyn Pook.
  • More CD and DVD reviews than you can shake a stick at: dig in, digest and discover the world’s best new music.
  • Sam Lee sends us a postcard from Bangladesh, where he swapped songs with local musicians.
  • The story on innovative Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili‘s shock split.

Click on the cover image to the right to purchase a copy.

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Jocelyn Pook’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the new Songlines issue

Posted on March 16th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The April/ May 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from tomorrow. 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 British composer and viola player, Jocelyn Pook.

The Top of the World CD features tracks from Malian cover star Rokia Traoré; charming young Mancunian Irish fiddler Emma Sweeney; American old-time duo Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott; brilliant balladry from Alasdair Roberts & Friends; Columbian psychedelia from Los Pirañas and expertly executed Bulgarian folk from Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou, amongst others…

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

* Rokia Traoré ‘Beautiful Africa’ on Nonesuch Records
* Los Pirañas ‘Lambada de Oceanía, África y América (eran un mismo continente)’ on Vampisoul
* Emma Sweeney ‘The Singing Kettle’ on Sweeney Records
* Queen Biz ‘Wallou’ (from Teranga! Senegal) on Sterns Music
* Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino ‘Aremu an me ‘Gapa’’ on Ponderosa Music & Art
* Airileke ‘Wanchef’ on Wantok Musik
* Derek Gripper ‘Kaounding Cissoko’ on New Cape Records
* Alasdair Roberts & Friends ‘The Laverock in the Blackthorn’ on Drag City
* Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou ‘Razvivay, Dóbro’ on Elen Music
* Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott ‘Climbing Up a Mountain’ on Full Light Records

Plus Jocelyn Pook’s playlist:

* Ashkhabad ‘Bayaty’ on Real World Records
* Boban Markovic ‘Samanta Cocek’ on Piranha Musik
* Natacha Atlas ‘Hayati Inta Reprise (Hayatak Ana)’ on World Village
* Luiz Gonzaga & Miguel Lima ‘Dança Mariquinha’ on Buda Musique
* Esma Redzepova ‘Ciganka Je Malena’ on World Connection

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