Since their debut album in 2001, the throbbing desert blues of the Touareg guitar band Tinariwen has conquered the musical world: here are reviews of all of their albums to date
From Adam and Eve to empowering women across the world – there’s not much that Angélique Kidjo doesn’t have an opinion about. Jane Cornwell meets to the irrepressible singer
Great new releases from Liraz, Sam Amidon, Rachel Newton, Songhoy Blues and more... Tracks from all of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with the December issue
Outstanding new releases from Frente Cumbiero, Ballaké Sissoko, Peggy Seeger, Piers Faccini, Jon Boden, Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola and more. Tracks from all of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with the May 2021 issue of Songlines
Outstanding new releases from Penya, Afrika Mamas, Toumani Diabaté, Brian Finnegan, Héctor Valentín and more. Tracks from all of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with the June 2021 issue of Songlines
Peter Culshaw reminisces on his time biographing the elusive Manu Chao as his classic solo album, Clandestino, is re-released 20 years on
Outstanding new releases from Ben Aylon, La Chicana, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray, Yat-Kha and more...
Great new releases from Mariza, Cocanha, Lolomis, Ayom, Star Feminine Band and more... Tracks from all of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with the January/February 2021 issue of Songlines