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The March 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from February 1 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by American record producer and writer Joe Boyd.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from American duo Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer; Malian ngoni star Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba; Italian troubadour Vinicio Capossela; energetic Finnish fiddling from Frigg; long-established kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French DJ and producer Nicolas Repac.
The main editorial features include:
• Goran Bregovic – Philip Sweeney talks to the Balkan superstar about Gypsy music and why opinions about his success remain divided.
• Guide to Chanson – The official Songlines Guide to the artists and history of French chanson.
• Music and Food – In support of Refugee Action’s upcoming World Food Night, four musicians share their favourite food-related songs and recipes.
• Hip-hop Debate – Writers Rose Skelton and Nigel Williamson go head-to-head on the subject of global hip-hop.
• Enzo Avitabile – Simon Broughton goes on set with the Neapolitan musicians Enzo Avitabile and director Jonathan Demme.
• Beginner’s Guide to the Oysterband.
• Festival Profile: Tong Tong.
• Postcard from Jharkland, India.
• Backpage from Rio de Janeiro.
• My World – record producer and writer Joe Boyd.
• Grooves – American singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, Cape Verdean vocalist Carmen Souza and guitarist, producer and DJ Nicolas Repac.
• News, including the Nile Project and Birds Eye View film festival.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and world cinema releases.
The January/February 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from December 7 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by conductor, TV presenter and founder of the British Paraorchestra, Charles Hazlewood.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from award–winning Scottish fiddler Duncan Chisholm; New Orleans’ The Hot 8 Brass Band; two of Senegal’s finest, Malick Pathé Sow & Bao Sissoko; masterful Malagasy guitarist Solorazaf; long–established folksters Show of Hands and the fiercely political Mexican Institute of Sound among others.
The main editorial features include:
• Best Albums of 2012 – The Songlines’ editors pick their personal favourite albums of the year.
• Bassekou Kouyaté – The ngoni star recorded his latest album, Jama Ko, amidst the chaos of Mali’s coup.
• Sacred Harp – A look into the weird and wonderful world of shape note singing that’s coming to a community centre near you.
• English Folk Revival – The burgeoning English folk scene is witnessing a revival. Is it finally stepping out of the shadow of its Celtic cousins?
• Lo’Jo – Andy Morgan travels to Georgia with the free-spirited, maverick French band.
• Beginner’s Guide to the Fanfare Ciocarlia.
• Festival Profile: Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
• Postcard from Santorini.
• Backpage from Poland.
• My World – conductor and TV presenter Charles Hazlewood.
• Grooves – pipa virtuoso Wu Man, British singer–guitarist Sam Carter and rapper Joe Driscoll.
• News, including the Blue Lotus Festival and Refugee Action’s World Food Night.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.
With 2013 on the horizon, Songlines is once again here to make sure you don’t miss all the great festivals, music travel trips and important dates next year, with our fully-illustrated A4 2013 wall-calendar.
To guarantee receiving a free copy of the calendar with the January/February 2013 (#89) issue, you must renew or take out a new subscription before November 23.
If you are already fully engaged in the furore and indecision of present buying, why not check out our Christmas gift subscription offer too?
Give a Songlines gift subscription in time for Christmas and we’ll not only send the recipient a free CD – we’ll send you one too!
Along with the magazine and free CD, the gift recipient will also receive a copy of our Songlines 2013 wall calendar.
David & Peter Adjaye’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the Nov/Dec issue of Songlines (#88)
The November/December 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from October 12 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 the Adjaye brothers – the renowned architect David and musician/producer Peter.
The Top of the World CD features tracks from folk big band Bellowhead; Finnish musical veterans Värttinä; The Souljazz Orchestra; Korean six-stringed zither quartet Geomungo Factory; genre-bending Brazilian Lucas Santtana; the innovative Sotho Sounds; and award-winning Lau, 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:
* Bellowhead ‘The Wife of Usher’s Well’ on Navigator Records
* Värttinä ‘Tuuterin Tyttäret’ on Rockadillo Records
* The Souljazz Orchestra ‘Bibinay’ on Strut
* Rumi Ensemble & Salar Aghili ‘Roz o Shab’ on Talik
* Geomungo Factory ‘Geomungo & Tango’ on Dada Media
* Lucas Santtana ‘Jogos Madrugais’ on Mais Um Discos
* Félix Lajkó ‘A Madárnak’ on Fonó
* Lau ‘Torsa’ on Reveal Records
* Sotho Sounds ‘Mobopong’ on Riverboat Records
* Juanchín y sus Pleneros del Palmar with Tasso Peña ‘Maldito Vicio’ on Vampisoul
Plus the Adjaye brothers’ playlist:
* Yaaba Funk ‘Nyash – E Go Bite U’ (Olatunde Remix) on Here and Now Recordings
* FOKN Bois ‘Gimme Pinch’ on FOKN Bois
* Amira Kheir ‘Mashena’ on Contro Cultura Music
* Randolph Matthews ‘Indigenous Man’ on Randolph Matthews Music
* Wunmi ‘Keep it Rockin’’ on Wunmigirl Music