April 2022 (#176)
The April 2022 issue (#176) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover stars are Afro-funk eight-piece Ibibio Sound Machine, who speak to us about the importance of language and positivity. Other features include folk duo Knight & Spiers speaking on their latest collaboration; The Rumba Kings, a new documentary tracing the history of Congolese rumba; a look at the Viking craze recapturing the hearts of Nordic musicians; Touareg rockers Imarhan on their new album and studio; a My World interview with British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello; a Beginner’s Guide to Québécois group Le Vent du Nord, who are celebrating 20 years together; plus all the latest news, concert reviews, CD, book and world cinema reviews.
This month’s exclusive Top of the World album (available as a CD and download) includes Park Jiha, Talisk and Tanya Tagaq, plus an extra five bonus tracks featuring music from KOG (Kweku of Ghana), The Chieftains with Elvis Costello and more. The issue also comes with a bonus CD of contemporary Balkan tuneage.