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Guides and lists

18 February 2019

The five-star Fusion albums of 2018

All of these Fusion albums received the maximum of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2018, featuring Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Baul Meets Saz, Xylouris White and more

15 February 2019

Americas: The 13 five-star albums of 2018

These 13 inspirational albums received the maximum of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2018, featuring Ry Cooder, Mélissa Laveaux, Afro-Cuban All Stars, I’m With Her and more

15 February 2019

The 15 five-star European albums of 2018

All of these albums received the maximum of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2018, featuring Mariza, Karine Polwart, Kapela Maliszów, and many more

Features

19 March 2019

Cycling the Silk Road: Part 1

Intrepid cyclist Olly Burton is travelling from the UK to India. This is the first of a series of reports about his Silk Road musical encounters

25 February 2019

The Pipa: a guide to the Chinese lute

A masterful instrument played by masterful players – Michael Church talks to internationally acclaimed artist Wu Man and looks at the historical importance of the Chinese lute

Playlists

09 August 2018

Playlist: One World Duets

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music, with range of Western artists coming together with world music's brightest to create an exciting variety of new sounds.

09 August 2018

Playlist: Indian Electronica

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music featuring both emerging talent and established names of the Indian electronica scene.

09 August 2018

Playlist: Musicians in Exile  

A Songlines playlist for Apple Music exploring the music of musicians who left their home countries for one reason or another.

Videos

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