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Introducing Songlines issue #127 (May 2017)

Posted on April 5th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

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The May 2017 (#127) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover star this issue is Oumou Sangaré, the Malian superstar who returns with a new sound and album – her first in eight years.

 

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Also in this issue we announce the nominations of the 2017 Songlines Music Awards; Portuguese singer Ricardo Ribeiro speaks about finding his destiny and becoming a fadista; Indian sarod player Soumik Datta talks about his latest TV project, Tuning 2 You; we have an interview on board the National Geographic Orion with musical explorer and cultural specialist, Jacob Edgar; a report from Globaltica Festival in Poland; a Beginner’s Guide to dhol player Johnny Kalsi; plus the latest CD, DVD and world cinema reviews.

 

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The  Top of the World CD includes Orchestra Baobab, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Baluji Shrivastav, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper, as well as a guest playlist from the American ‘Zaire 74’ concert producer Stewart Levine, featuring Cesaria Evora, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco.

 

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To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and  Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

Following February’s announcement of the first wave of acts heading to Wiltshire this year, WOMAD have revealed the latest surge of artists who will appear this coming July.

Iconic Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab take to the stage following the release of their new album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng, the Malian vocal superstar and figure of African female emancipation Oumou Sangaré returns to the WOMAD stage for a much-awaited comeback, and folk powerhouse Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band stop off in Wiltshire on a busy year of touring.

 

Other confirmed acts include:

Bixiga 70 (Brasil) 

Malmesbury School Project (UK)

Goat (Sweden)

Orkestra Mendoza (US)

Xáos (Greece/UK)

Bill Laurance (UK)

Tanzania Albinism Society (Tanzania)

King Gurcharan Mall and the Dhol Blasters (UK)

Ska Vengers (India)

Bonga (Angola)

Taiko Meantime (UK)

Inna de Yard (Jamaica)

Officina Zoé (Italy)

Meté Meté (Brazil)

Kuenta i Tambu (The Netherlands)

Beating Heart (UK)

Kakatsitsi, Gubi! Family and Bwiti (Namibia)

 

For tickets and more information visit www.womad.co.uk.

 

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Introducing Songlines issue #126 (April 2017)

Posted on March 1st, 2017 in News, Recent posts by .

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The April 2017 (#126) issue of Songlines is now on sale!

Our cover stars this issue are the young Zimbabwean band Mokoomba who are making a long-awaited comeback after their 2013 award-winning album.

musical-dynamiteIn this issue we also interview Warsaw Village Band about their collaborative approach to Polish folk music; Bollywood Brass Band and Jyotsna Srikanth talk about their latest project, Carnatic Connection; there’s a report from the Cappadox Festival in Turkey; a preview of a forthcoming photographic exhibition coming to London’s Royal Albert Hall; a Beginner’s Guide to the veteran Senegalese band, Orchestra Baobab; plus the latest CD, DVD, book and world cinema reviews. 


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The Top of the World CD includes Mokoomba, Rhiannon Giddens, Omar Puente, Inna de Yard, as well as a guest playlist from the best-selling author and historian Peter Frankopan, featuring Lata Mangeshkar, the Russian Army Ensemble and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Your free download! Plan your next musical adventure with our free International World Music Festival Guide 2017-18.

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

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The new November/December Songlines podcast is now available through iTunes

Posted on October 12th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

This podcast includes highlights from the November/December 2012 issue of Songlines (#88) opening with music from Bellowhead’s new album Broadside. Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, plays an excerpt by Orchestra Baobab, a bonus track chosen by David and Peter Adjaye as part of their playlist this issue. There is also music from the bonus CD this issue –  a Welsh music sampler – compiled by Cerys Matthews.

Features include: Kathryn Werntz on the Mali crisis, Chris Moss on Daniel Melingo and Simon Broughton on the Sufi Sutra Festival. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest news with music from Värttinä and more. The podcast ends with a track from Lau’s new album Race the Loser.

The next Songlines podcast, featuring highlights from the January/February issue (#89), will be available from December 7 2012.

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