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Glastonbury 2017: West Holts Stage artist signings with Songlines

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in News, Recent posts by .

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The Jacksons, Oumou Sangaré, Toots & the Maytals and Pat Thomas perform on the West Holts stage this weekend 

Heading to Worthy Farm this weekend? Make sure you drop by the Songlines tent next to the West Holts Stage for artist signings and festival fun. We will be hosting post-performance CD and vinyl signings with the majority of the artists, including Pat Thomas, Oumou Sangaré, Thundercat, The Avalanches and The Jacksons. Your handy printable timetable can be downloaded here.

For a full list of set times for the West Holts and all the other stages click here. To find out what we’re up to over the weekend, follow us on @SonglinesMag.

Glastonbury have created a playlist to give you a taster of what to expect at the weekend.

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Voices of Africa

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

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The cover of the May 2017 issue of Songlines (#127) is graced by Oumou Sangaré, the Malian superstar who has returned with her first album in eight years and speaks to Pierre Cuny about returning to the recording studio and the themes that inspire her songs. To celebrate the latest issue, we’ve produced this special online focus featuring interviews with just a few of the most exciting African female singers today – including Lura (pictured) – drawn from the Songlines archive, which you can explore below…

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Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Gambian kora player and singer Sona Jobarteh about the musical journey that has taken her through traditional griot music and Western classical performance, and how it led to the creation of her country’s first school dedicated to Mande music. (Photo by Mateusz Bral)

Sona Jobarteh: Modern Griot

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The Cape Verdean singer Lura talks to Daniel Brown about her heritage, Cesaria’s legacy and why she’s a responsible rebel. (Photo by N’Krumah Lawson-Daku)

Lura: Cape Verde’s First Lady

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From Adam and Eve to empowering women across the world – there’s not much that Angélique Kidjo doesn’t have an opinion about. Jane Cornwell meets to the irrepressible singer

Angélique Kidjo: the indomitable spirit of Africa

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Nigel Williamson speaks to the Malian singer about her career, which has been dedicated to offering African women a voice and correcting gender inequalities

Oumou Sangaré: a beginner’s guide

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Fatoumata Diawara is the latest rising Malian singing star. She chats to Rose Skelton and explains about how she found her voice. (Photo by Youri Lenquette)

Fatoumata Diawara: “my voice was my first companion”

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Robin Denselow speaks to singer Noura Mint Seymali about how she’s helping Mauritanian music to evolve, and introducing international audiences to its rich tradition

Noura Mint Seymali: the modern voice of Mauritania

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The bright star rising from West Africa in the form of Noura Mint Seymali is just one of the continent’s long and impressive list of women singers. Nigel Williamson picks ten favourite albums

Songlines Essential 10: African Queens

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Introducing Songlines issue #127 (May 2017)

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

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

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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.

 

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