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Introducing Songlines issue #124 (January/February 2017)

Posted on December 7th, 2016 in Features, News, Recent posts by .

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The January/February 2017 (#124) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover star is Ravi Shankar, the late Indian sitarist whose final work, Sukanya, an opera written for his wife, gets its world premiere in the UK in May 2017.

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Other features include our round-up of the Best Albums of 2016; an interview with the Pakistani qawwali group, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali about continuing their uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s legacy; Renata Rosa, the Brazilian singer and rabeca player making her UK debut in January; the Golha Project, archiving pre-revolutionary Iranian music; a Beginner’s Guide to the musical polymath, Nitin Sawhney; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews. 

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The Top of the World cover CD includes Tanya Tagaq, Anda Union, musicians from The Calais Sessions, Daoirí Farrell and Le TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, as well as a guest playlist from the writer and Guardian columnist George Monbiot, featuring Chris Wood, Kate Rusby and Moh! Kouyaté.

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Every issue is also accompanied by an exclusive 14-track WOMADelaide 25th Anniversary sampler CD, featuring classic tracks by Rokia Traoré, Youssou N’Dour and Mariza, and many more.

To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: songlines.co.uk/subs

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October 2012 issue of Songlines (#87) is on sale in the UK from August 31

Posted on August 29th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The October 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from August 31 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by contemporary theatre and opera director, Peter Sellars.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Kinshasa collective Staff Benda Bilili; French fusionists Lo’Jo; Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart; Thai 70s golden era fiddler Thonghuad Faited; late Malian guitarist Zani Diabate & Les Heritiers; and US folk veteran Tom Paley’s Old-Time Moonshine Revue, among others.

 

 

 

 

The main editorial features include:

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• Staff Benda Bilili – A personal diary from Kinshasa, by two men who work closely with the band as they record their latest album.
• NASA – Music for Aliens – The American space agency’s musical launch. Simon Broughton examines the contents of the Voyager interstellar record.
• Darbar Festival – A look at the London-based festival that is set to showcase some of the sublime, rare ragas that are often overlooked.
• Krar Collective – Tim Cumming chats to the trio who have emerged from the Éthiopiques generation.
• Nino Biton – The Arab-Andalusian oud player making his debut on the world stage.

Regulars
• Beginner’s Guide to the Klezmatics.
• Sounding Out Tel Aviv – all the best places to find music in the Israeli party city.
• Festival Profile: Jeonju International Festival, Korea.
• Postcard from Jakarta.
• Backpage from Nigeria.
• My World – contemporary theatre and opera director Peter Sellars.
• Grooves – Circle of Sound collaborators Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Derbyshire folk singer and fiddler Bella Hardy, and Sedryk, founder of Reaktion record label.
• News, including the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.

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August/September 2012 issue of Songlines (#86) is on sale in the UK from July 20

Posted on July 18th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

The August/September 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from July 20 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet, plus a second free CD showcasing Louisiana Legends – A Gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, Funky Brass & More. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Polish folk collective Warsaw Village Band; courageous Iranian singing duo Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat; Brazil’s new rap sensation Criolo; Quantic’s latest Colombian adventure, Ondatrópica; UK Romany folk song collector Sam Lee; and the debut from emerging Ethio-pop star Samuel Yirga, among others.

 

 

 

The main editorial features include: 

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• Happy Birthday WOMAD – The story behind this momentous festival as it celebrates 30 years.
• Sam Lee – Tim Cumming takes to the road with the young song collector, folk singer and former burlesque dancer.
• West Bengal – Simon Broughton journeys through West Bengal’s rural communities to report on the regeneration taking place amongst musicians.
• Anda Union – A look at the Inner Mongolian band who are preparing to take Edinburgh by storm at this year’s Fringe festival.
• The Alaev Family – It’s a family affair: the Central Asian Jewish band about to make their UK debut at this year’s WOMAD. 

Regulars
• Beginner’s Guide to Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy.
• Sounding Out Shetland – all the best places to find music on the islands off the Scottish north coast.
• Festival Profile: Fest’Napuan, Vanuatu.
• Postcard from Windsor Castle.
• Backpage from Fes, Morocco.
• My World – Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
• Grooves – Emily Miller, one half of country singers the Sweetback Sisters, new Ethio-pop sensation Samuel Yirga, and Steve Roud, author of the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.
• News, including Fado on film: a new exhibition.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.

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Actor Roger Lloyd Pack’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the July issue of Songlines (#85)

Posted on June 7th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The July 2012 issue of Songlines – on sale June 8 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by actor Roger Lloyd Pack.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Britpop renaissance man Damon Albarn; Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar; Brazilian soundtrack favourite Seu Jorge; Gaelic singers The Campbells; Guinean kora rock from Ba Cissoko; and the latest Cuban-Malian collaboration from Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté, 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:

* Seu Jorge ‘Vizinha’ on Wrasse Records
* Burkina Electric ‘Sankar Yaaré’ on Cantaloupe Music
* Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté ‘Kaira’ on Mais Um Discos
* Damon Albarn ‘Cathedrals’ on Parlophone
* Ravi Shankar ‘Raga Kedara’ on East Meets West Music
* The Campbells ‘Sios Dhan an Abhainn’ on Watercolour Music
* Ba Cissoko ‘Djeli Fatouma’ on Cristal Records
* Fay Hield ‘The Weavers Daughter’ on Topic Records
* Nazaket Teymurova ‘Dastgah Kharidj Segah’ on Felmay
* Malawi Mouse Boys ‘Ndinasangalala’ on IRL

Plus Roger Lloyd Pack’s playlist:

* Ibrahim Ferrer ‘Dos Almas’ on World Circuit
* The Unthanks ‘Gan To The Kye’ on EMI
* The Secret Sisters ‘The One I Love Is Gone’ on Decca
* Rig-a-Jig-Jig and Friends ‘Wayford Bridge and Hindringham Long Dance Tunes’
* The Tsinandali Choir ‘Makruli’ on Real World

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