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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Cosmo Sheldrake: Birdhouse In Your Soul

Jane Cornwell speaks to eco-minded composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake, whose interest in endangered species and enigmatic writers inspires works such as his new sophomore set, Wake Up Calls

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Best Albums 2020: Fusion

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Xylouris White, Sunny Jain, Derek Gripper, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn and many more

Monday, December 21, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Americas

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Sam Amidon, DJ Dolores, Roberto Fonseca, Ibrahim Ferrer, Leela Gilday, Lido Pimienta and many more

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Europe

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Featuring Sam Lee, Shirley Collins, Will Pound, Sam Sweeney, Hamish Napier, Trio Tekke, Rura, and many more

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Best Albums 2020: Africa

All of these albums received a maximum of five stars when reviewed in the 2020 issues of Songlines. Looking for your next favourite album? This is the perfect place to start.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Jambinai: definitely not K-Pop

David Hutcheon speaks to Jambinai, the South Korean band bravely exploring a middle ground between traditional music and heavy metal

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Bassekou Kouyaté: A Beginner's Guide

Simultaneously innovating and upholding the traditions of the ngoni, Bassekou Kouyaté is a name synonymous with his instrument’s modern sound. Nigel Williamson rounds up his sparkling career

Monday, December 7, 2020

The 10 Best Folk Albums of 2020

Tim Cumming looks back over the best folk albums reviewed in Songlines in 2020, which have sustained us through this locked down year

Friday, November 27, 2020

Top 10 Albums of 2020

Here are 10 of our favourite albums from the past 12 months, including releases from Sam Lee, Cocanha, Afel Bocoum, Siti Muharam, Damir Imamović and more...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Malian Guitarists: The Essential 10

While guitarist Afel Bocoum steps out of Ali Farka Touré’s shadow and into the spotlight with his latest release Lindé, Nigel Williamson selects ten other excellent albums by Malian guitarists

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