May 2020 (#157) | Songlines

May 2020 (#157)

The May issue (#157) of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is the singer Moonlight Benjamin, who talks about how Haitian voodoo and its roots music have influenced her career. Other features include an interview with Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen who talks about his long-awaited album with the late South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela. We announce all the nominees in the 2020 Songlines Music Awards; a Spotlight on the London Bulgarian Choir; a Beginner’s Guide to the flamenco guitarist Juan Martín, plus all the latest news, event listings, CD and world cinema reviews. As well as streaming excerpts from the Top of the World album, digital edition subscribers can download all 15 tracks which this issue includes Tamikrest, Sunny Jain, Sam Sweeney and Danyèl Waro, plus an exclusive playlist by the composer, filmmaker and author David Rothenberg, featuring music by Ana Tijoux, Sinikka Langeland, Billy Bragg & the Young Coppers and others.

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