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Alchemy 2012 – Raghu Dixit & members of Bellowhead

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

Alchemy LogoThe current issue of Songlines contains a Sounds of South Asia bonus CD featuring a taster of the great music to be heard during Alchemy, Milapfest & Darbar festivals at London’s Southbank Centre.

Southbank Centre’s third annual Alchemy festival returns with another potent mix of music, dance, literature, film, fashion and design that will cast an illuminating light on the fast-changing economic and cultural landscape of the Indian subcontinent. In a first for Alchemy, 2012 sees Southbank Centre’s riverside venues and spaces become a film set, complete with a Taste of India food market, and festival-goers can enroll as dancing and singing extras in a Bollywood-style movie to be made throughout the festival and screened as a finale.

As part of this 10 day celebration on April 18-19, former Songlines’ award winners Raghu Dixit & members of Bellowhead team up to perform in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Continuing a collaboration that began at Alchemy in 2011, Raghu Dixit performs new work based on one of India’s favourite myths with members of energetic multi-instrumentalists Bellowhead, Southbank Centre Artists in Residence, and featuring choreography by Gauri Sharma Tripathi, also Artist in Residence at Southbank Centre.

Sure to be one of many highlights from Alchemy 2012, tickets for both days are still available here.

The Alchemy 2012 Festival will take place at the Southbank Centre from April 12-22. For full line up details, visit the Alchemy website

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Fun Lovin Criminals frontman Huey Morgan playlist and the 10 best new releases in the April/May issue of Songlines (#83)

Posted on March 15th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The April/May 2012 issue of Songlines – on sale March 16 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman and BBC radio DJ Huey Morgan.

The issue also features the second free CD Sounds of South Asia.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from English folk pin-up Seth Lakeman; Tunisian chanteuse Emel Mathlouthi; Senegalese veteran Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane; Scottish folk supergroup Treacherous Orchestra; the live sound of New Yorkers The Klezmatics; and Palestinian oud virtuoso Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch, 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:

* Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane ‘Thiere Lamboul’ on Discograph/Sterns
* BBB ‘Part of the Glory’ on Crammed Discs
* Emel Mathlouthi ‘Dhalem’ on World Village
* Seth Lakeman ‘Blacksmith’s Prayer’ on Honour Oak Records
* Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch ‘Wedding’ on Institut du Monde Arabe
* Fidil ‘Tá do Mhargadh Déanta’ on FIDIL
* Duotone ‘Turning Pages Over’ on ECC Records
* Various Artists ‘Raga Lankadahang Sarang’ on Glossa Music
* The Klezmatics ‘NY Psycho Freylekhs’ on Fréa Records
* Treacherous Orchestra ‘Superfly’ on Navigator Records

Plus Huey Morgan’s playlist:

* Opotopo ‘Agboho’ on Soundway
* Manu Dibango ‘Soul Makossa’ on Global Mix
* Quantic & Alice Russell with Combo Bárbaro ‘I’d Cry’ on Tru Thoughts
* El Combo de Los Galleros ‘Soledad’ on World Circuit
* Willie Colón ‘Ché Ché Colé’ on Fania

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