October 2021 (#171)
The October 2021 issue (#171) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover is a tribute to the landmark album Buena Vista Social Club as we celebrate 25 years of a world music phenomenon. Other features include interviews with folk duo Spiers & Boden; Justin Adams & Mauro Durante speaking about their fascination with trance music; Joachim Cooder on his latest album that recasts cuts of old-time banjo music; a Beginner’s Guide to the Azeri mugham singer Alim Qasimov; Introducing… Arushi Jain and Balimaya Project, plus all the latest news, CD, book, world cinema and concert reviews.
This month's exclusive Top of the World album (available as a CD and download) includes Monsieur Doumani, Namgar and JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain, plus an extra six bonus tracks featuring music by Buena Vista Social Club, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Alim & Fargana Qasimov.