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April/May 2013 issue of Songlines (#91) is on sale in the UK from today

Posted on March 15th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The April/ May 2013 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from March 15. As always, it comes with our Top of the World compilation CD, featuring ten tracks from the finest new albums from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by the British composer and viola player Jocelyn Pook, revealing her interest in Balkan brass, Brazilian forro and more. 

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Malian cover star Rokia Traoré; charming young Mancunian fiddler Emma Sweeney; American old-time duo Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott; oddball balladry from Alasdair Roberts & Friends;  Columbian psychedelia from Los Pirañas and expertly executed Bulgarian folk from Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou.

 

 

 

 

 This issue’s features include:
• Songlines Music Awards 2013 – The 16 nominees are announced!
• Rokia Traoré – The Malian superstar singer on her life, music and new rock-influenced album.
• Ballaké Sissoko – The kora star shares his story with Rose Skelton.
• Rainforest Festival – The world music festival transforming arts, culture and lives in Sarawak, Borneo
• The Nile Project – Simon Broughton on the musical project bridging communities together over the River Nile.

Regulars

• Beginner’s Guide to Ana Moura, Portugal’s star of modern fado.
• Festival Profile: Poland’s Ethno Port festival.
• Postcard from New Orleans – Garth Cartwright visits the Mardi Gras.
• Backpage from Bangladesh – from Mercury nominee Sam Lee.
• My World – composer and viola player Jocelyn Pook.
• Grooves – Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir, Transglobal Underground’s multi-instrumentalist Tim Whelan and Welsh accordionist Jamie Smith.
• News, including the UN Women’s official anthem and Staff Benda Bilili’s break-up.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and world cinema releases.

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March 2013 issue of Songlines (#90) is on sale in the UK from Feb 1

Posted on January 30th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

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:

Features
• 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.

Regulars
• 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.

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January/February 2013 issue of Songlines (#89) is on sale in the UK from December 7

Posted on December 5th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

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:

Features
• 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.

Regulars
• 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.

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Official Songlines 2013 Calendar

Posted on November 3rd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

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.

To order online click here. To listen to clips of all the available free CDs please visit our website.

 

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