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The Story Behind Songlines

The first-ever Songlines hit the shelves in early 1999, its genesis stemmed from a complaint about what constitutes ‘world music’. Here, current editor Russ Slater Johnson speaks to founding editor Simon Broughton about the magazine’s beginnings

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25 Years of Songlines – an extended feature looking at favourite artists, albums and stories from Songlines’ lifetime

Les Amazones d’Afrique – the feminist supergroup mark a decade of existence with a new release

Sona Jobarteh & Taj Mahal – blues and griot traditions collide as the troubadours tour in tandem

Mariza – we speak to the Portuguese phenomenon about her formative musical influences

the olllam – Irish fiddles and Detroit post-rock create a rhythm monster

Justin Adams – a Beginner’s Guide to the prolific guitarist who has played with… everyone!

Shane MacGowan – we appraise the Irish bard’s impact, and it’s not just about the songs he wrote…

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