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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Songlines #164 (January/February 2021) is out now!

Albums of the year revealed; singer Liraz on her Iranian roots; the young lions leading Afrobeats' infiltration of the mainstream; a Beginner's Guide to French troubadours Lo’Jo and more in the latest issue of Songlines

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Songlines Music Awards 2020 Ceremony

This year's ceremony is going virtual and will be broadcast online for free on December 13 at 7pm (GMT) featuring performances from all of this year's winners and presented by Cerys Matthews

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Stewart Lee Joins ADF For Anti-Brexit Anthem

As the countdown to Brexit continues, Stewart Lee joins rock’n'roll agitators Asian Dub Foundation for a new video which challenges the inherent racism underlying UK immigration policy

Monday, November 16, 2020

Songlines #163 (December 2020) is out now!

Mariza pays homage to Queen of Fado, Amália Rodrigues; birdsong collector Cosmo Sheldrake talks avian audio; a Beginner's Guide to Habib Koité and more in the latest issue of Songlines

Monday, November 16, 2020

Diabaté in the dock

The recent arrest of Sidiki Diabaté has shocked the music community and highlighted issues of domestic violence towards women in Mali

Friday, November 13, 2020

Exclusive bonus CD of music from Switzerland

Discover the latest musical talent coming from Switzerland on an exclusive bonus CD, compiled by artlink, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and FONDATION SUISA and free with the December issue of Songlines (#163)

Friday, October 9, 2020

Songlines #162 (November 2020) is out now!

Zoë Modiga champions cultural identity in an uncertain world; getting serious with South Korea's latest live sensations ADG7; the new country generation bringing diversity back to bluegrass; the mystery behind the Melodisc label; a Beginner's Guide to Cheikh Lô and plenty more in the latest issue of Songlines

Friday, October 9, 2020

Mohammad Reza Shajarian 1940-2020

Iran is mourning the loss of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the legendary master vocalist of Iranian classical music, who has passed away, aged 80, after a long period of illness.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Parvathy Baul at the British Museum

As part of the British Museum's current exhibition Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution, the West Bengali singer Parvathy Baul will be giving a special, free online performance, followed by a live Q&A with Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton

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