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Top of the World albums: Songlines #129 (July 2017)

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in the July issue of Songlines. Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #129.

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Dona Onete
Mais um Discos
The Grande Dame is back with another dose of salubrious grooves from the north of Brazil. Despite being almost 80 years old, Onete is not slowing down. Find yourself some wiggle room.
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Trio Tekke & Dave de Rose
Trio Tekke
This new collaboration with drummer Dave de Rose produces a more electric take on Trio Tekke’s funky reinvention of Greek traditional music.
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Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
A journey into the Appalachian tradition, combining classical elegance and avant-garde subversion. As magnificent as you would expect from Kronos.
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Zabad, Twilight Tide
Harmonia Mundi
A stunningly hypnotic track from an excellent third album. While maintaining respect for the maqam tradition, intimate dialogue between instrumentalists allows the music to breathe and shine.
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Vieux Farka Touré
Six Degrees Records
West Africa’s star guitarist does not disappoint with this masterful album, which was recorded in front of a small live audience.
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Decade: The Best of Lau 2007-2017
Lau Scotland 
A magnificent compilation showcasing ten years of musical excellence.
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Kondi Band
Strut Records
This pairing of thumb-piano and vocals with electronic textures makes for what is perhaps one of the most intriguing African albums so far this year.
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Various artists  
Zaire 74: The African Artists
Wrasse Records
Global star Miriam Makeba performs with her Guinean Ensemble, recorded at the three-day music festival held in 1974 to coincide with the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match.
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Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström
Åkerö Records
Here accordionist Maria Kalaniemi and harmonium player Eero Grundström take us on a musical journey deep into the majestic Finnish forests.
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Jayme Stone
Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Borealis Records
This rousing Caribbean dance tune is but one offering in this treasure trove of songs mostly derived from the seemingly inexhaustible archives of folklorists John and Alan Lomax.
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Pick up the July issue of Songlines to enjoy our Top of the World cover-CD, which contains tracks from each of the albums above. To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, visit:

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Upcoming Larmer Tree Performances

Posted on July 11th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

The weekend is quickly approaching and we are almost ready for Larmer Tree. While packing our wellies and sunglasses (we’re optimists), we started talking about some of the acts at this year’s festival that we are really looking forward to seeing.

With a line-up as good as this, the our list easily goes on and on, but here are just a few of the artists we’re excited about seeing this weekend.

Dub Pistols performing Friday
Their danceable fusion of dub and big beat is exactly what a festival needs. 


The Regular Joes performing Friday
Who doesn’t love a good jump-jive and swing band? No, seriously. Who?


Punch Brothers performing on Saturday
The hip, young boys of bluegrass bring their progressive plucking to Larmer Tree.


Amadou & Mariam performing Saturday
The husband and wife duo recently rocked London’s Back2Black Festival and are sure to deliver at Larmer Tree. You can read our Beginner’s Guide to Amadou & Mariam in our June issue (#84).


Caravan Palace performing Saturday
The Paris-based electro swing band will be promoting their new album Panic, so bring your dancing wellies.


Fatoumata Diawara performing Saturday
As the winner of the 2012 Songlines Music Award for Newcomer, we are really looking forward to seeing her again. Perhaps she’ll consider doing a duet with last year’s Newcomer Award Winner….


Raghu Dixit performing on Sunday 
…. Raghu Dixit. The singer from Bangalore and his band are always great fun and shouldn’t be missed.


Trio Tekke performing Sunday 
Nominated for the Newcomer award in this year’s Songlines Music Awards, the Cypriot ex-pats play traditional rebetika with a contemporary twist.


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Larmer Tree 2012

Posted on June 29th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

It’s officially less than two weeks before some of the Songlines team pack up and head out to the first open-air festival of the season, and we cannot wait.

The Larmer Tree Festival, a five-day music and arts festival, is held in the fabulous Larmer Tree Gardens, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. With an impressive line-up that includes the likes of Amadou & Mariam, Tim Minchin, Shlomo and the Punch Brothers, this year is going to be a memorable one. 

CD signings will be happening at the Songlines tent so be sure to stop by and say hello. Confirmed CD signings include Caravan Palace, Dub Pistols, Fatoumata Diawara, O’Hooley & Tidow, Raghu Dixit, Shlomo, Trio Tekke (pictured), Urban Folk Quartet and many more. 

We’ll see you there!

2011 (60 Second) Festival Film from Larmer Tree Festival on Vimeo.

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