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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

10 December 2019

Daymé Arocena interview

The young Cuban singer Daymé Arocena has had a rapid rise to fame. She tells Jane Cornwell about her journey so far and her tribute to Santería’s female orishas

06 December 2019

Macha & Chico Trujillo

The Chilean musician known as Macha fronts a variety of ever- evolving bands, such as Chico Trujillo and Bloque Depresivo. Russ Slater chats to him about how it all began with cumbia

04 December 2019

My instrument: Stella Chiweshe

Musician Stella Chiweshe speaks to Jim Hickson about the mbira, an instrument synonymous with Zimbabwe’s Shona people

03 December 2019

Introducing... Altın Gün

Robert Rigney speaks to the sextet appealing to new audiences with their blend of vintage Turkish psychedelia and traditional folk music

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

Opinion

08 November 2019

Manu Chao's Clandestino

Peter Culshaw reminisces on his time biographing the elusive Manu Chao as his classic solo album, Clandestino, is re-released 20 years on

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