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Now listen to this… Melingo, Calypso Rose and The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

Posted on July 15th, 2016 in Features, Recent posts by .

Calypso Rose

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally back, our listening playlist returns as normal with a selection of five videos from artists that have been on the Songlines radar.

Melingo – ‘En un Bosque de la China’
This new track is the first to be unveiled from rebel alt-tango singer Melingo’s new album ANDA, due for release in September. It’s fairly light and mellow vibe is paired with a faux-horror visual to accompany it.


Calypso Rose – ‘Calypso Queen’
The queen of calypso teamed up with Manu Chao for her latest album that covers a range of social issues – such as being a woman in a man’s business on this track – with her effortless, summery Caribbean flair.


Foster Manganyi – ‘Ndzi Teke Riendzo’
If you feel you’ve heard this recently, then you probably recognise the drum and bass line from Jessy Lanza’s hit from earlier this year. I’ve always had a soft spot for Shangaan Electro when the summer comes around again, and this record from 2010 (Honest Jon’s Records) ticks all the boxes.

Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno feat U-Roy & Alice Russell – ‘A Life Worth Living’

Record producer and musician Quantic (with a little help from some special guests) put on a stellar performance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. This track is the second on his new Flowering Inferno project which is reviewed in the new issue (#120).


The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Noura Mint Seymali – Richa
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians were also another exceptional act to play at Glastonbury alongside composer and Damon Albarn. They put on a show at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall the following day, with this stunning performance with Noura Mint Seymali being one of the night’s highlights.

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The new March (#106) podcast is now available

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in Recent posts by .


Songhoy Blues, Shooglenifty and Daniel Melingo

This podcast includes highlights from the March 2015 issue (#106), opening with music from the debut album by Songhoy Blues (Transgressive Records). Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, plays a track by jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater to tie in with her playlist this issue. There is also a track by Shooglenifty as part of this issue’s Beginner’s Guide.

Features: Andy Morgan on the young Malian group, Songhoy Blues; Simon Broughton with special reports on the Taraf de Haidouks and music from his recent trip to Bangladesh. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest news with music by Daniel Melingo and more.

To download the podcast on iTunes click here.

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Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Songlines (#88) is on sale in the UK from October 12

Posted on October 10th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The November/December 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from October 12 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the globe. Also included on the Top of the World CD is an exclusive playlist chosen by the Adjaye brothers – the renowned architect David and musician/producer Peter.

The Top of the World CD features tracks from folk big band Bellowhead; Finnish musical veterans Värttinä; The Souljazz Orchestra; Korean six-stringed zither quartet Geomungo Factory; genre-bending Brazilian Lucas Santtana; and award-winning Lau, among others.

If that wasn’t enough, Songlines columnist and 6Music presenter Cerys Matthews has compiled a bonus CD of sonic treats straight from the valleys, to celebrate Wales welcoming WOMEX in 2013.



The main editorial features include:

• Bellowhead – English folk’s most raucous big band divulge some secrets and guilty pleasures.
• Mali crisis – A report on the dire effect the situation in Mali is having on its musicians.
• Geomungo Factory – An in-depth look at the sound world of this groundbreaking Korean quartet.
• Melingo – The Argentinian who has created his unique tango bizarro style talks to Chris Moss about Piazzolla, politics and nationalism.
• Africa Express – “Magical, unforgettable, blessed” – three words that sum up the Africa Express rail trip for roving reporter Andy Morgan.

• Beginner’s Guide to the Oscar D’León.
• Sounding Out Thessaloniki – WOMEX 2012 host.
• Festival Profile: Sufi Sutra, Kolkata.
• Postcard from the Dominican Republic.
• Backpage from Sarajevo.
• My World – with the Adjaye brothers.
• Grooves – Norwegian music producer and activist Deeyah, award-winning BBC broadcaster Mark Coles and traditional English folk singer Fay Hield.
• News, including Sam Lee’s Mercury Prize nomination and Värttinä’s WOMEX Artist Award triumph.
• Reviews of the latest CD, book and World Cinema releases.

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BBC radio presenter Mike Harding playlist and the 10 best new releases in the March issue of Songlines (#82)

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

The March 2012 issue of Songlines – on sale February 3 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by BBC radio presenter Mike Harding.

The issue also features the second free CD Brazil: New Series.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from the late great experimentalist Martyn Bennett ; gravel-voiced Argentinian tanguero Melingo; Quebecois big band La Bottine Souriante; Yiddish klezmer from the Other Europeans; Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera; and Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor’s new collaborative project, among others.

Pick up your copy here on the website, at selected WHSmith’s and at all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these all-new tracks:

* La Bottine Souriante ‘Mon Père’ on Borealis Records
* Melingo ‘El Día Que Te Fuiste’ on World Village
* The Other Europeans ‘Lautar Clarinet Suite #1’ on Ethnomusic Records
* Martyn Bennett ‘Swallowtail’ on Cuillin Records
* Mauricio Maestro feat Nana Vasconcelos ‘Canto do Pajé’ on Far Out Recordings
* Kepa Junkera & Melonious Quartet ‘Bok Espok’ on Hiri Records
* Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Bahrami Fard ‘I Will Not Stand Alone’ on World Village
* Spiro ‘Yellow Noise’ on Real World Records
* Vijana Jazz Band ‘Salima Utakujajuta’ on Sterns Music
* Kartik Seshadri ‘Raga Vasant Pancham’ on Soundings Records

Plus Mike Harding’s playlist:

* Billy Bennington ‘The Flowers of Edinburgh’ on Veteran
* Emily Portman ‘Stick Stock’ on Furrow Records
* Oddfellows ‘The Seven Rejoices of Mary’ on Limefield Records
* Dolores Keane ‘May Morning Dew’ on Round Tower Music
* Dick Gaughan ‘Erin-Go-Bragh’ on Topic Records

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