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YouTube Playlist #94

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 in Recent posts by .

Now that you’ve read all about the music featured in the latest issue of Songlines, don’t forget you can also watch and listen to it on our YouTube playlist, which we compile every issue for your viewing pleasure. You can find the full playlist here.

Here are a few of its highlights:

Gilberto Gil
Alex Robinson speaks to the Brazil’s legendary statesmen about the 60s tropicália movement and how he has tried to bridge the gaps in Brazil’s class-ridden society.

Béla Fleck 
Béla Fleck, probably the finest banjo virtuoso in the world today, talks to Nigel Williamson about the instrument’s African roots.

Mokoomba
We talk to the young Zimbabwean Afro-fusion band who are taking the world by storm.

Christine Salem
Jane Cornwell speaks to La Réunion’s rising maloya star.

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YouTube Playlist #93

Posted on June 9th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Now that you’ve read all about the music featured in the latest issue of Songlines, don’t forget you can also watch and listen to it on our YouTube playlist, which we compile every issue for your viewing pleasure. You can find the full playlist here.

Here are a few of its highlights:

Etran Finatawa 
Andy Morgan speaks to Etran Finatawa in the current issue about the political troubles in the Sahel region, and the band’s decision to record their latest album in a tent in the desert.

Afrikafestival Hertme 
We find out how the Dutch village Hertme creates such a beautiful and intimate setting for its festival of African music.

Nynke
In this issue Tim Cumming talks to the Frisian fado star about language, motherhood and her new album.

Mick Jagger’s playlist
The Rolling Stones’ frontman picks five tracks which are included in this issue’s compilation CD.

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Songlines Boat Sessions With Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Posted on May 21st, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

© Savannah Photographic

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate perform ‘Lady’ down at the docks

In the second of our Songlines Boat Sessions, hip-hop singer-songwriter Joe Driscoll and kora virtuoso Sekou Kouyate joined us on the boat, along with band members John (bass) and James (drums). 

Whilst we provided the stew and drinks, the guys treated us to an acoustic version of ‘Lady’ taken from their 2012 album Faya, which was nominated in the Songlines Music Awards 2013. The duo can also be heard on the official Songlines Music Awards 2013 compilation CD, available exclusively at Amazon: http://bit.ly/SLMA2013

To see a selection of photos from the afternoon click here.

Due to demand, they are currently taking part in their second UK tour in support of Faya. Last Friday (May 17) saw the boys play to a crowded Jazz Café in North London. The evening was jam-packed full of ripping kora licks, tongue-twisting vocal lines and a raucous sing-a-long encore. The band managed to conjure a genuine sense of communal musical appreciation and pleasure; a perfect segue into the weekend. This feeling was reaffirmed by the large queue of well-wishers that formed to greet Driscoll following the set. 

Remaining UK tour dates:

May 23 – Theatr Brycheiniog, Powys
May 25 – Mount Pleasant eco, Cornwall
May 26 – Kaya Festival, Wales
May 27 – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
May 28 – The Source Collective, Carlisle
May 31 – Bath Fringe Festival, Bath
Jun 1Feeding the 5000, Bristol

Festival Dates:

Jul 7 – Beat Herder Festival, Lancashire
Jul 20 – Sheep World Music Festival, Wales
Jul 21 – Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Scotland
Aug 18 – Greenman Festival, Glanusk, Wales
Aug 25 – Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire 

Look out for more Songlines Boat Sessions this summer.

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Youtube playlist #91

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

So you’ve read about all the exciting music featured in the current issue of Songlines. But don’t forget that you can watch it and listen to it too. Each issue, we create a YouTube playlist of featured videos to give you the full Songlines interactive experience. You can view the playlist here.

Some of the highlights of this issue’s videos include:

Rokia Traoré (Read about our cover star’s new album and new Afro-indie direction on p32-35)

 

Staff Benda Bilili (Andy Morgan talks about the band’s split on p17) 

 

Lokkhi Terra (fantastic Bengali-Cuban-Afrobeat group, who play this year’s Songlines Encounters Festival; read more on p50-51) 

 

Ana Moura (read about how she’s taking fado further in our Beginner’s Guide on p52-53)

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