Features | Songlines


Thursday, February 22, 2024

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Rhiannon Giddens: A Beginner's Guide

“I never want anything I do to feel like it’s a lecture.” Nigel Williamson guides us through the prolific and pioneering career of one of America’s finest

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Introducing... Yasmin Williams

The north-Virginian fingerpicker speaks to Spencer Grady about her evolution from Guitar Hero conqueror to acoustic axe pioneer

Thursday, December 14, 2023

My World: Benjamin Zephaniah

Following the sad news of Benjamin Zephaniah's (1958-2023) death we wanted to publish our interview with the much-loved poet from December 2007 (#48), when we discussed his love of music at length.

Monday, December 11, 2023

My World: Ben Edge

The British artist was all at sea until he came across a druid ceremony which ignited his art and set him off on a new path as a documentarian. “It made me re-plug myself back into humanity,” he tells Russ Slater Johnson

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Introducing... Leenalchi

South Korean ensemble Leenalchi are wowing the world with their fresh, body-moving take on pansori. Christopher Conder hears all about it

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Q&A: Júlia Colom

On her latest album Miramar, Júlia Colom explores the traditions and culture of Mallorca, both through her versions of traditional Mallorcan tonades and through original songs borne from research and her connection to the region

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tajik Tales

A highly unlikely series of events led to Tajikistan becoming a musical hub and focus for a brand-new compilation, Lost In Tajikistan

Thursday, September 7, 2023

My World: Jung Jae-il

Ahead of an opening performance for this year's K-Music Festival in London, we speak to Jung Jae-il, the award-winning composer of the soundtracks to Parasite and Squid Game. “Listening was the greatest study,” he tells Liam Izod

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Beats, Rhymes and Banjos

Gangstagrass are unifying bluegrass and hip-hop through their shared tales of struggle and survival, and having a great time along the way

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