Angélique Kidjo on the music that motivates her; interviews with Polish string band VOLOSI, Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo and Haiti's Lakou Mizik; a Beginner's Guide to Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita, plus more inside
The August/September 2021 issue (#170) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover star is the West African superstar Angélique Kidjo, who talks about the singers and musicians who influenced her when she began her career over 40 years ago. Other features include interviews with Polish string band VOLOSI; Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo talking about their latest release; Haitian band Lakou Mizik on their collaboration with electro producer Joseph Ray; Anatolian psych-folk trailblazers Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek; a Beginner’s Guide to Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita; a Spotlight on South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, plus all the latest news, online streamed concert reviews, CD, book and world cinema reviews.
This month's exclusive Top of the World album (available as a CD and download) includes Jupiter & Okwess, Natalia Lafourcade, John Francis Flynn and Katherine Priddy, plus an extra five bonus tracks featuring music by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Kiya Tabassian, Seckou Keita and others.
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