Posts Tagged ‘orchestra baobab’

Top of the World albums: Songlines #127 (May 2017)

Posted on April 5th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in the May issue of Songlines. Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #127.

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

 

OrchestraBaobab_TributeToNdiougaDieng_albumcover

Orchestra Baobab
Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng
World Circuit
This heartfelt dedication to the group’s original vocalist is packed with familiar Afro-Cuban rhythms and lyrical brass arrangements, with a new prominent place given to the kora.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

V68-19-COVER

Los Hijos de la Montaña
Los Hijos de la Montaña
Vacilando 68
From New Age soundscapes to Latino mock-goth, this Tex-Mex band has twangy guitars, old-school synths, blasts of brass and saloon-bar piano.
iTunes

 

Ibibio-Sound-Machine---Cover

Ibibio Sound Machine
Uyai
Merge Records
A catchy opening number with an eerie, futuristic synth motif. This is a fiercely funky second album full of confidence and swagger, fronted by British-Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

BUDA4790383

Khusugtun
An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii
Buda Musique
Ethnomusicologist Johanni Curtet has delved into the archive of Mongolian Radio from 1954-2016 to explore the development of khöömii (throat singing) in all its diverse variations.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

stratacover

Siobhan Miller
Strata
Songprint Recordings
An upbeat opener to an enchanting second album of mostly new arrangements of traditional songs, expertly played and with the purity of Miller’s voice shining through.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

Tamikrest-Kidal-Cover

Tamikrest
Kidal
Glitterbeat Records 
It’s hard to believe that there are many bands in contemporary Western rock music who could shake your bones harder than these Touareg rockers.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

Square-Derek-and-Tunde-cover-levels-@2x

Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper
Mali in Oak
Globe Music
This joint composition showcases the collaborative magic produced by these two musicians. A special communion between exceptional players.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

Hot8BrassBandCD

The Hot 8 Brass Band 
On the Spot
Tru Thoughts
A joyously fresh-sounding fifth album, full of greasy street-funk grooves as well as hints towards a softer side. Hard times have not hindered New Orleans’ hardest working brass band.
Amazon | iTunes

 

JT-20sth-cover

Jaune Toujours
20sth
Choux de Bruxelles
Sounding as fresh as when they first started, this 20th anniversary double CD includes previously unreleased live and demo tracks from the Brussels-based, guitar-less band.
Amazon 

 

BestOfBalujiShrivastavCD

Baluji Shrivastav
Best of Baluji Shrivastav
ARC Music
Indian classical music remains at the core of this compilation from multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

Pick up the May issue of Songlines to enjoy our Top of the World cover-CD, which contains tracks from each of the albums above. To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, visit: songlines.co.uk/subs

Tags: , , , , , .

Introducing Songlines issue #127 (May 2017)

Posted on April 5th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines_May17_Cover

The May 2017 (#127) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover star this issue is Oumou Sangaré, the Malian superstar who returns with a new sound and album – her first in eight years.

 

sangare-spread

 

Also in this issue we announce the nominations of the 2017 Songlines Music Awards; Portuguese singer Ricardo Ribeiro speaks about finding his destiny and becoming a fadista; Indian sarod player Soumik Datta talks about his latest TV project, Tuning 2 You; we have an interview on board the National Geographic Orion with musical explorer and cultural specialist, Jacob Edgar; a report from Globaltica Festival in Poland; a Beginner’s Guide to dhol player Johnny Kalsi; plus the latest CD, DVD and world cinema reviews.

 

songlines-awards-spread

 

The  Top of the World CD includes Orchestra Baobab, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Baluji Shrivastav, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper, as well as a guest playlist from the American ‘Zaire 74’ concert producer Stewart Levine, featuring Cesaria Evora, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco.

 

songlines-may-2017-cd

 

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

Tags: , , , .

More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

WOMAD2012_FRIDAY_Suzie-M-Blake-5

Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and  Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

Following February’s announcement of the first wave of acts heading to Wiltshire this year, WOMAD have revealed the latest surge of artists who will appear this coming July.

Iconic Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab take to the stage following the release of their new album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng, the Malian vocal superstar and figure of African female emancipation Oumou Sangaré returns to the WOMAD stage for a much-awaited comeback, and folk powerhouse Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band stop off in Wiltshire on a busy year of touring.

 

Other confirmed acts include:

Bixiga 70 (Brasil) 

Malmesbury School Project (UK)

Goat (Sweden)

Orkestra Mendoza (US)

Xáos (Greece/UK)

Bill Laurance (UK)

Tanzania Albinism Society (Tanzania)

King Gurcharan Mall and the Dhol Blasters (UK)

Ska Vengers (India)

Bonga (Angola)

Taiko Meantime (UK)

Inna de Yard (Jamaica)

Officina Zoé (Italy)

Meté Meté (Brazil)

Kuenta i Tambu (The Netherlands)

Beating Heart (UK)

Kakatsitsi, Gubi! Family and Bwiti (Namibia)

 

For tickets and more information visit www.womad.co.uk.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , .

Introducing Songlines issue #126 (April 2017)

Posted on March 1st, 2017 in News, Recent posts by .

SONGLINES-SL126_CoverNoCD_web

The April 2017 (#126) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover stars this issue are the young Zimbabwean band Mokoomba who are making a long-awaited comeback after their 2013 award-winning album.

musical-dynamiteIn this issue we also interview Warsaw Village Band about their collaborative approach to Polish folk music; Bollywood Brass Band and Jyotsna Srikanth talk about their latest project, Carnatic Connection; there’s a report from the Cappadox Festival in Turkey; a preview of a forthcoming photographic exhibition coming to London’s Royal Albert Hall; a Beginner’s Guide to the veteran Senegalese band, Orchestra Baobab; plus the latest CD, DVD, book and world cinema reviews. 


pagan-punk

The Top of the World CD includes Mokoomba, Rhiannon Giddens, Omar Puente, Inna de Yard, as well as a guest playlist from the best-selling author and historian Peter Frankopan, featuring Lata Mangeshkar, the Russian Army Ensemble and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

SONGLINES-126-front-and-back

 

Your free download! Plan your next musical adventure with our free International World Music Festival Guide 2017-18.

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

Tags: , , , , .

« Older Entries