May 2017 (#127) | Songlines
Songlines May 2017 Issue

May 2017 (#127)

Introducing the May 2017 (#127) issue of Songlines

Our cover star this issue is Oumou Sangaré, the Malian superstar who returns with a new sound and album – her first in eight years; we announce the nominations of the 2017 Songlines Music Awards; Portuguese singer Ricardo Ribeiro speaks about finding his destiny and becoming a fadista; Indian sarod player Soumik Datta talks about his latest TV project, Tuning 2 You; an interview on board the National Geographic Orion with musical explorer and cultural specialist, Jacob Edgar; a report from Globaltica Festival in Poland; a Beginner’s Guide to dhol player Johnny Kalsi; plus the latest CD, DVD and world cinema reviews. 


The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Orchestra Baobab, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Baluji Shrivastav, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper, as well as a guest playlist from the American ‘Zaire 74’ concert producer Stewart Levine, featuring Cesaria Evora, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco.

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