March 2017 (#125) | Songlines
Songlines March 2017 Issue

March 2017 (#125)

Introducing the March 2017 (#125) issue of Songlines

The special focus of this issue is on The Power of Music with features investigating how music can be an important and effective tool in political and social activism; we interview folk artists involved in a new project examining the history of protest singing; an examination of the cultural suppression of northern Europe’s Sámi people; a report from the Dhaka Lit Festival where the threat of terrorism looms large; Baba Zula, the band who personify the incredible diversity of Istanbul; a Beginner’s Guide to the desert blues pioneers, Tinariwen; plus the latest CD and world cinema reviews. 

The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Renata Rosa, Black String, Erik Aliana & Picket, as well as a guest playlist from the naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, featuring Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Gurrumul and Bob Roberts.

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