March 2022 (#175)
The March 2022 issue (#175) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover star is the Rose of Bamako, Rokia Koné, who teams up with rock producer Jacknife Lee for an album that’s sure to be a future West African classic. Other features include [Re:]Entanglements, a new project and exhibition asking important questions about colonial archives; a deep dive into the soundtrack of the Algerian War; a rare interview with Indian composer extraordinaire, AR Rahman, about his all-female Firdaus Orchestra; a Beginner’s Guide to son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico; a My World interview with the drummer of post-punkers Fontaines DC, Tom Coll; a Festival Pass from WOMADelaide as they prepare for their 30th edition; 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 Small Island Big Song, Imarhan and Owiny Sigoma Band, plus an extra five bonus tracks featuring music from Ye Vagabonds, Hermanos Herrera and Azueï.