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Today, BT River of Music releases tickets for the Europe Stages at the Trafalgar Square and Somerset House. The stages will feature iconic artists including Mariza, Kimmo Pohjonen and Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Also to feature on the Somerset House stage are Penguin Café with special guest Fyfe Dangerfield, Buika,What’s Next (a Somerset House project for young emerging artists), Beverley Knight with Naturally 7 and Andy Sheppard’s Saxphone Massive. On the Trafalgar Square stage you can see Ben L’Oncle Soul, Reka featuring Amira, Brazz Brothers and Sisters, Big Gay Sing, Youth Music Voices, Ludovico Einaudi, Kathryn Tickell, Budapest Bar, Matthew Herbert’s All-Russian Big Band, and La Chiva Gantiva vs Kyteman.
Tickets are free, though there is a small booking fee of £3. Tickets for the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania stages have already been released. For more details on the line-up or how to book your ticket, please visit the BT River of Music website: www.btriverofmusic.com.
You can listen to the podcast here and hear excerpts from the Songlines Music Awards 2012 compilation CD, which features all 16 nominated artists.
You can listen to excerpts from all 16 nominees on our Songlines Music Awards 2012 app, available on iTunes.
We are delighted to announce the nominees for the Songlines Music Awards 2012.
The 16 nominees are (drumroll please):
Abigail Washburn (for the album City of Refuge on Rounder)
Anoushka Shankar (for the album Traveller on DG)
Hossam Ramzy (for the album Rock the Tabla on ARC)
Ry Cooder (for the album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down on Nonesuch)
JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara) (for the album In Trance on Real World)
SheʼKoyokh Klezmer Ensemble (for the album Buskerʼs Ballroom on ARC)
Tinariwen (for the album Tassili on V2/Co-op)
Watcha Clan (for the album Radio Babel on Piranha)
The Bollywood Brass Band and Rafaqat Ali Khan (for the album Chaiyya Chaiyya on Felmay Records)
Dub Colossus (for the album Addis Through the Looking Glass on Real World)
Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen (for the album Uniko on Ondine)
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (for the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions on Sony Classical)
Bombino (for the album Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery)
Fatoumata Diawara (for the album Fatou on World Circuit)
Khyam Allami (for the album Resonance/Dissonance on Nawa Recordings)
Trio Tekke (for the album Samas on Trio Tekke)
The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world. All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2011 (from #74 to #81 inclusive).
Be sure to check out our Songlines Music Awards 2012 compilation album that features a track from each of the 16 nominated artists. The album will be released on March 19 2012.
Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews playlist and the 10 best new releases in the April/May issue of Songlines (#75)
The April/May 2011 issue of Songlines – on sale March 18 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by Welsh singer-songwriter and presenter Cerys Matthews.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from the queen of Bollywood Asha Bhosle and sitarist Shujaat Khan; Kronos Quartet in collaboration with top accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen; edgy Berber sounds from Iness Mezel’s new Justin Adams-produced album; Palestinian oud duo Le Trio Joubran; Francophone Cajun music from Louisiana’s Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; and the great voice of Aboriginal Australian Frank Yamma, among 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:
* Iness Mezel ‘Strange Blues’ on Wrasse Records
* She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble ‘Rampi Rampi’ on ARC Music
* Rosario La Tremendita ‘Mi Alma Vuela en Silencio’ on World Village
* Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys ‘C’est Trop’ on Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
* Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell ‘Calle 7’ on Naïve
* Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan ‘Humre Naina’ on Saregama
* Le Trio Joubran ‘Sama Cordoba’ on World Village
* Frank Yamma ‘She Cried’ on Wantok Musik
* The Shee ‘Troubles’ on Shee Records
* Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen & Samuli Kosminen ‘Plasma’ on Ondine
Plus Cerys Matthews’ playlist:
* Umalali ‘Luwübüri Sigala’ on Cumbancha
* Fanfare Ciocărlia ‘Kan Marau La’ on Asphalt Tango
* Kailash Kher & Kailasa ‘Kaise Main Kahoon’ on Cumbancha
* Huun-Huur-Tu ‘Ching Söötükchülerining Yryzy’ on Shanachie
* Amadou & Mariam ‘Beaux Dimanches’ (Live) on Because