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YouTube Playlist #86

Posted on July 24th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Now that you’ve had a chance to read about all the exciting music featured in the current issue of Songlines, don’t forget that you can watch it and listen to it too. Each issue, we create a YouTube playlist of featured videos to help give the full interactive experience. You can view the playlist here.

Some of the highlights of this issue’s videos include:

News: One Nation Two Anthems (read more on p14)


 Steppe Up: Anda Union performing at the Songlines Tent (read more on p46-51)

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August/September 2012 issue of Songlines (#86) is on sale in the UK from July 20

Posted on July 18th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

The August/September 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from July 20 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet, plus a second free CD showcasing Louisiana Legends – A Gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, Funky Brass & More. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Polish folk collective Warsaw Village Band; courageous Iranian singing duo Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat; Brazil’s new rap sensation Criolo; Quantic’s latest Colombian adventure, Ondatrópica; UK Romany folk song collector Sam Lee; and the debut from emerging Ethio-pop star Samuel Yirga, among others.




The main editorial features include: 

• Happy Birthday WOMAD – The story behind this momentous festival as it celebrates 30 years.
• Sam Lee – Tim Cumming takes to the road with the young song collector, folk singer and former burlesque dancer.
• West Bengal – Simon Broughton journeys through West Bengal’s rural communities to report on the regeneration taking place amongst musicians.
• Anda Union – A look at the Inner Mongolian band who are preparing to take Edinburgh by storm at this year’s Fringe festival.
• The Alaev Family – It’s a family affair: the Central Asian Jewish band about to make their UK debut at this year’s WOMAD. 

• Beginner’s Guide to Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy.
• Sounding Out Shetland – all the best places to find music on the islands off the Scottish north coast.
• Festival Profile: Fest’Napuan, Vanuatu.
• Postcard from Windsor Castle.
• Backpage from Fes, Morocco.
• My World – Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
• Grooves – Emily Miller, one half of country singers the Sweetback Sisters, new Ethio-pop sensation Samuel Yirga, and Steve Roud, author of the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.
• News, including Fado on film: a new exhibition.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.

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Issue #86 Sneak Peek

Posted on July 13th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Whew! Issue #86 (August/September 2012) has been sent off to press and will be on sale next Friday. Here are some of the fun things to look forward to in the next issue:

30 Years of WOMAD
Guest Playlist by Chris Blackwell
The folk star Sam Lee
Folk Musicians of West Bengal
The Mongolian fiddlers Anda Union
The Central Asian grooves of the Alaev Family
FREE CD including 10 tracks from our current top rated albums
FREE Bonus CD, Louisiana Legends

The issue is on sale July 20 and for those of you coming to WOMAD Charlton Park, you can visit our main stand next to the Charlie Gillett stage, or our new second stand between the Main Stage and Siam Tent, to pick up your copy of the issue. 

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Anda Union on BBC World Service

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Just in case you missed the programme broadcast a few weeks ago, the BBC World Service featured the horse-head fiddle-playing, throat-singing Chinese Mongolians, Anda Union

Matthew Bannister speaks to the founder of the group, Nars, and filmmaker Tim Pearce, Anda Union’s manager. The show was originally broadcast on February 14, 2012. 

Anda Union blew us away with their performances at last year’s WOMAD and their debut album, The Wind Horse, was a Top of the World in issue #80. You can read their album review here or watch them perform in our tent at WOMAD here

You can still hear Anda Union and Tim Pearce on the BBC iPlayer here


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