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Now listen to this… Junun, The Gloaming and Tigran Hamasyan

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines Playlist

Here at Songlines HQ we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world. Check out our playlist of the latest tracks that we’ve been listening to.

 

The Gloaming – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’
A live performance of ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’ by The Gloaming from their 2013 debut album – in eager anticipation of their new album due out in February.

 

Shye Ben Tzur & Jonny Greenwood – ‘Dil Ki Bahar’
Qawwali singer Shye Ben Tzur first teamed up with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood for the 2014 Alchemy Festival at London’s Southbank. It was an incredible show and this partnership is what inspired the excellent album with The Rajasthan Express, Junun.

 

Tigran Hamasyan – ‘Entertain Me’
Tigran’s stunning recording with the Yerevan State Chamber Choir on Luys i Luso, which rightly deserves its place on our Best Albums of 2015 list, caused me to revisit Mockroot from earlier in the year.

 

Tiken Jah Fakoly feat Ken Boothe – ‘Is it Because I’m Black’
‘Is it Because I’m Black?’ is the first track on Tiken Jah Fakoly’s newest album Racines, released in September. The song features Jamaican vocalist Ken Boothe, who originally sang it on his own album in 1974.

 

Sain Zahoor and Faiz Ali Faiz
These two performances were held at the Barbican in September. Captivating music by two great artists.

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Now listen to this… Baloji, Shantel and Bembeya Jazz National

Posted on November 6th, 2015 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines Playlist

Here at Songlines HQ we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world. Check out our playlist of the latest tracks that we’ve been listening to.

Tahir Palalı – ‘Hakk Mimarım’ (The Incarnation)
This track comes from the debut album by the Turkish musician – a nicely imagined Alevi song. Palalı’s debut O is reviewed in issue #113 (December 2015).

 

Baloji ft Mipipo – ‘Unité & Litre’
A couple of newly released videos from the Congolese rapper mark his long-awaited return after 2011’s Kinshasa Succursale. Hopefully this means there is a new album on the way!

 

Bembeya Jazz National‘Armée Guinéenne’
Bembeya Jazz were one of the great pioneering big bands of Francophone West African music alongside Rail Band and Orchestra Baobab. Released under the state-sponsored Editions Syliphone Conakry record label, there is a wealth of back catalogue material to explore from Bembeya and other Guinean groups of the time.

 

Shantel – ‘Disko Devil’
Shantel’s Viva Diaspora is a Top of the World review in the latest issue (December 2015, #113). ‘Disko Devil’ is another impressive track from the album, adding a twist on the reggae song ‘Chase the Devil’ by Max Romeo.

 

Fela Kuti – ‘Unknown Soldier’
‘Unknown Soldier’ was very close to being on the Fela Kuti blog we posted last month. Released alongside ‘Coffin for Head of State’, it is yet another thought-provoking piece of music by the legendary icon.

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