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Now listen to this… Junun, The Gloaming and Tigran Hamasyan

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines Playlist

Here at Songlines HQ we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world. Check out our playlist of the latest tracks that we’ve been listening to.

 

The Gloaming – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’
A live performance of ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’ by The Gloaming from their 2013 debut album – in eager anticipation of their new album due out in February.

 

Shye Ben Tzur & Jonny Greenwood – ‘Dil Ki Bahar’
Qawwali singer Shye Ben Tzur first teamed up with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood for the 2014 Alchemy Festival at London’s Southbank. It was an incredible show and this partnership is what inspired the excellent album with The Rajasthan Express, Junun.

 

Tigran Hamasyan – ‘Entertain Me’
Tigran’s stunning recording with the Yerevan State Chamber Choir on Luys i Luso, which rightly deserves its place on our Best Albums of 2015 list, caused me to revisit Mockroot from earlier in the year.

 

Tiken Jah Fakoly feat Ken Boothe – ‘Is it Because I’m Black’
‘Is it Because I’m Black?’ is the first track on Tiken Jah Fakoly’s newest album Racines, released in September. The song features Jamaican vocalist Ken Boothe, who originally sang it on his own album in 1974.

 

Sain Zahoor and Faiz Ali Faiz
These two performances were held at the Barbican in September. Captivating music by two great artists.

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Songlines Best Albums of 2015

Posted on November 13th, 2015 in Recent posts by .

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Songlines’ editors Jo Frost and Simon Broughton select their favourite albums from 2015

With five picks each, Jo Frost and Simon Broughton have chosen their favourite albums that have been reviewed within Songlines magazine in the last 12 months. You can read more about these ten albums in the next issue (Jan/Feb 2016, #114), out on December 11. This year’s selections (in alphabetical order):


Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams
El-Din – Wasla
(Buda Musique, reviewed in #107)

 

Lila Downs – Balas y Chocolate
(Sony Music, reviewed in #112)

 

Tigran Hamasyan & the Yerevan State Chamber Choir – Luys i Luso
(ECM, reviewed in #113)

 

Seckou Keita – 22 Strings
(ARC Music, reviewed in #109)

 

Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time
(Nest Collective Records, reviewed in #107)

 

Mariza – Mundo
(Warner Music Portugal, reviewed in #113)

 

Titi Robin with Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri
(World Village, reviewed in #109)

 

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit
(No Format!, reviewed in #111)

 

Mahsa Vahdat – Traces of an Old Vineyard
(Kirkelig Kulturverksted, reviewed in #107)

 

Various Artists – Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali
(Transgressive Records, reviewed in #107)

 

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