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New issue (August/September 2016) on sale now!

Posted on July 15th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Songlines August/September 2016 Edition

Cape Verdean singer Lura, the Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra, singer and multi-instrumentalist Mercedes Peón, Manchester-based group Edward II and more

The August/September (#120) edition is on sale in the UK from today. The free exclusive 15-track covermount CD features ten tracks from our latest Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by English playwright and screenwriter Lee Hall.

Free with every copy is our new 36-page International World Music Festival Guide, the perfect supplement to help get you ready for your next musical adventure.

Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from Portuguese fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro, musician and record producer Quantic, and Trinidadian calypso queen Calypso Rose.

Lura

Lura – The Cape Verdean singer Lura talks about her heritage, and why she’s a responsible rebel
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Mark Mulholland speaks about his latest musical project and album
Mercedes Peón – The singer and multi-instrumentalist who has single-handedly helped revitalise Galician traditional music
Edward II – The Mancunian band discuss the inspiration behind their latest project
Breabach – We catch up with the Scottish five-piece in France in the midst of an astounding world tour

Beginner's Guide to Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré – A Beginner’s Guide to the Malian singer and her iconic discography
Lee Hall – A playlist and interview with the English playwright and screenwriter, who talks about his love of music
The Grit Orchestra – The ambitious orchestral project dedicated to the late musician Martyn Bennett

PLUS! Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases.

Click here to buy the new issue.

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Next issue preview: August/September (#120)

Posted on July 1st, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

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Cabo Verde’s First Lady: Cape Verdean singer Lura talks to Songlines prior to her WOMAD performance about her heritage, and how she’s now a responsible rebel 

Other features include artist Mark Mulholland who chats about his new project and album The Afro-Haitian Experiment; we speak to singer and multi-instrumentalist Mercedes Peón about her role in the revitalisation of Galician traditional music; Manchester based-band Edward II discuss the inspiration behind their latest project; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.

The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Trinidadian calypso queen Calypso Rose, musician and record producer Quantic and Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano, plus an exclusive playlist from English playwright and screenwriter Lee Hall, who talks about his love of music.

The issue is on sale in the UK from July 15. Click here to purchase your copy now.

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