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Friday, August 19, 2022

August/September 2022 issue is out now!

Free-styling interview with Cuban sensation, Cimafunk; four decades of WOMAD; adventures inside Poland's dark folk fraternity; 60 years of Jamaican musical innovation; Beginner's Guide to Anoushka Shankar, plus free Top of the World CD with each issue

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Mysteries of the Marimba Devil

Bomba Estéreo’s Simón Mejía has announced a new short film, El Duende, exploring the myths, traditions and significance of the marimba in the Colombian Pacific

Monday, July 4, 2022

Songlines July 2022 issue is out now!

Celebrating 50 years in the field of dreams with Glastonbury's Golden jubilee; the peak sounds of Morocco's Jebala mountains; interviews with Vieux Farka Touré and Bellowhead; a Beginner's Guide to Steeleye Span, plus free Top of the World CD with each issue

Friday, June 17, 2022

Heart of Afghanistan

Harmonium player Ahmad Fanoos found sanctuary in the US after being forced to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Russ Slater reports on how the move reunited members of a musical family and proved the catalyst for a special series of shows

Monday, June 6, 2022

WhatsApp in the Sahel

Catching up with the latest innovative compilation from the Sahel Sounds imprint

Friday, May 20, 2022

New video from Calypso Rose – 'Watina'

Watch the video for Calypso Rose's 'Watina', a new track featuring Santana and The Garifuna Collective, taken from her forthcoming full-length release, Calypso Rose Forever

Friday, May 13, 2022

Songlines June 2022 issue is out now!

Dispelling the cowboy myth with Colombia's Cimarrón; Songlines Music Awards winners announced; on the fly with Wassoulou songbird, Oumou Sangaré; Beginner's Guide to Antibalas; our UK Fest Guide returns, plus free Top of the World CD with every copy

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

WOMAD 2022: Final Names Announced

Gilberto Gil, Lianne La Havas, Osibisa, Comorian, Alostmen and more join line-up for global party's 40th birthday edition

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