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Songlines’ recommended festival list for 2013 announced…

Posted on March 7th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to music festivals around the world

The June issue of Songlines (#92) – on sale April 26 – includes this year’s definitive festival guide featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals. 

Hearing great music in the comfort of your home is one thing, but nothing beats pulling on your mud-caked wellies, slapping on a generous helping of factor 50 and heading out into a field to really experience the music. Therefore we have handpicked the top festivals you should visit to experience the best the world and folk music scenes have to offer.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Africa Oyé
Cambridge Folk Festival
Hay Festival
HebCelt Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Towersey Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Africa Festival, Germany
Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Folk Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju INT’L Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Canada
Music Meeting, The Netherlands
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

For full profiles of each festival, pick up a copy of the June 2013 (#92), on sale April 26.

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Sauti za Busara announce 2013 line-up

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

From February 14-17 2013, Zanzibar will once again play host to Sauti Za Busara, one of Africa’s biggest music festivals and one of Songlines’ 25 Best International Festivals 2012 (#84, p55).

The festival is renowned globally for its world-class programming, unique location and welcoming spirit and next year they are showcasing Best of the Best which includes popular acts from the past ten years. 

Festival-goers can expect a vibrant mix of styles, including traditional ngoma, taarab, kidumbak, R&B, Swahili hip-hop, mystic and religious music, theatre, comedy and dance. The main stage will feature acts from all over Africa including the young, up-and-coming band from Zimbabwe, Mokoomba, veteran singer Cheikh Lô from Senegal and Tanzanian group Super Maya Baikoko plus many others. Busara Xtra, a variety of fringe events happening around Zanzibar, will also be taking place in the atmospheric environs of Stone Town.

Zanzibar is also on the Songlines Music Travel 2013 itinerary, where you will be able to explore the wonderful sounds of the Spice Islands, including Sauti Za Busara festival. For more information about the tours available in Zanzibar, and all our other 2013 music trips, please visit our Songlines Music Travel page.

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