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New issue (June 2016) on sale now!

Posted on May 6th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Songlines June Edition - Lila Downs

Mexican singer Lila Downs; Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos; Gambian kora player Sona Jobarteh; the new UK Festival Guide; and the Songlines Music Awards winners

The June (#118) edition is on sale in the UK from today. The free exclusive 15-track covermount CD features ten tracks from our latest Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by radio presenter and British singer-songwriter Tom Robinson.

Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from Imarhan, rapper and kora player duo Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyaté and musical collective Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble.

 

Lila Downs Songlines

Lila Downs – We talk to the singer about the problems in her country and how her mestizo background shapes and influences her music
Roby Lakatos – The Hungarian violinist discusses his Gypsy violin lineage
Sona Jobarteh – The kora player discusses the musical journey that has taken her on a path through traditional griot music and Western classical performance
UK Festival Guide – We unveil our new and extensive UK Festival Guide
Songlines Music Awards – We reveal this year’s winners.

 

Zakir Hussain Songlines Beginner's Guide

Zakir Hussain– A Beginner’s Guide to the remarkably diverse career of the Indian percussion legend.
Tom Robinson – A playlist and interview with the British singer-songwriter and radio presenter Tom Robinson, who talks about his strong enthusiasm for music and artists that have caught his ear recently.
Ffatri Vox – Inge Thomson tells us how she was inspired by the sounds and stories of Welsh women factory workers for her latest work.

PLUS! Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases.

Click here to buy the new issue.

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Next issue preview: June (#118)

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

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Mother of Mexico; Lila Downs chats about the problems in her country and how her mestizo background shapes and influences her music

Other features include Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos who discusses his Gypsy violin lineage; we reveal the winners of this year’s Songlines Music Awards; our new, extensive UK Festival Guide; plus the latest CD, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.

The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Touareg band Imarhan, piper-turned-singer Jarlath Henderson and Welsh alternative folk group 9Bach, plus an exclusive playlist from British singer-songwriter and radio presenter Tom Robinson, who talks about his strong enthusiasm for music and artists that have caught his ear recently.

The issue is on sale in the UK from May 6. Click here to purchase your copy now.

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The 100th Issue (June 2014) is now on sale!

Posted on April 25th, 2014 in News, Recent posts by .

Cover-fan-buy-web_100Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Kronos Quartet and the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2014 

The June 2014 issue of Songlines (#100) is on sale in the UK from today. The issue includes our regular Top of the World CD featuring ten tracks from the finest new global releases as well as five tracks chosen by British rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from cover stars Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté; London’s favourite klezmer and Balkan band, She’Koyokh; and the high-spirited Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

This issue also includes…

 

 

 

Features 
• Special 32-page retrospective  – Celebrating the last 15 years of world music
• Songlines Music Awards 2014 Winners – We announce this year’s winners.
• Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté – The father and son duo continue their kora legacy with a recent self-titled album.
• Kronos Quartet – Founder David Harrington talks about their latest release marking their 40th anniversary.
• Kayhan Kalhor – The Iranian kamancheh player speaks to Simon Broughton prior to his Songlines Encounters Festival performance.
• The World’s Best Festivals 2014 – Our guide to the year’s best festivals around the world, from Cambridge to Morocco and beyond.

Regulars
• Beginner’s Guide to one of the strongest feminist voices of Brazil’s music scene, Joyce Moreno.
• Postcard from Hiltons, Virginia
• My World: a playlist and interview with renowned British rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
• Introducing… 9Bach, Jambini and [su:m].
• Spotlight on Soumik Datta.
• Quick Fire: Viktoria Mullova, Eddie Barcan, Seun Kuti.
• What’s new, including the Songlines Encounters Festival, The Great Black Music exhibition in Paris, Dead Rat Orchestra’s river and canal tour, and celebrating 50 years of Nonesuch Records.
• The Essential Ten Family Albums.
• Reviews of the latest CD and book releases.

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June (#84) issue on sale April 27

Posted on April 21st, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

Whew! The June 2012 (#84) issue has been sent off to press and will be on sale Friday April 27. Here are some of the exciting things to look forward to in the next issue:

The Songlines Music Awards 2012 winners
Beginner’s Guide to Amadou & Mariam
Guest playlist from actor and soon-to-be Bond star Simon Russell Beale
Our guide to the World’s Best Festivals
Venezuela’s El Sistema 
The Polish punks R.U.T.A.
Modernist folk from Spiro
A bonus CD Back2Black Festival Sampler

The issue goes on sale April 27.

 

 

 

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