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Songlines June 2021 issue is out now!

Sam Lee champions avian realms and other wildlife; Songlines Music Awards 2021 winners revealed; interviews with Ross Daly, Stelios Petrakis and Berliku; a Beginner's Guide to Warsaw Village Band, and more inside

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10 Best New Albums – June 2021

Outstanding new releases from Penya, Afrika Mamas, Toumani Diabaté, Brian Finnegan, Héctor Valentín and more. Tracks from all of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with the June 2021 issue of Songlines

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Omar Sosa interview

A prolific collaborator who has travelled extensively since leaving his Cuban homeland, Omar Sosa talks to Jane Cornwell about his fact-finding tour of East Africa and his new album, which sees him collaborate with some of the region’s leading folkloric musicians

Essential 10

The 10 Best Live Albums

As we wait with bated breath for live music to return in full, Jim Hickson selects ten albums that serve as a reminder of what we’ve all been missing during this last year devoid of in-person live performances

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Sam Lee – Championing the imperilled nightingale 

Songlines Music Awards 2021 – The winners!

Ross Daly and Stelios Petrakis – Impassioned emissaries of the lyra's legacy 

Lion's Drums – French producer's Colombian collaboration 

Maubere Timor – Freedom songs from the heroes of Timor-Leste

Warsaw Village Band – Beginner's Guide to the Polish folk ensemble

Amit Chaudhuri – My World interview with the Indian author and musician 

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