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Eugene Hütz’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the new Songlines issue

Posted on April 27th, 2013 in Recent posts by .

The June 2013 issue of Songlines is now on sale. It includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by Gogol Bordello frontman, Eugene Hütz.

The Top of the World CD features tracks from acclaimed Touareg guitarist Bombino; much-loved Portuguese singer Ana Moura; Algerian singer and activist Rachid Taha; iconic Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso; a tidal wave of Afro-Latin grooves from Family Atlantica and Gladiators’ bassist Clinton Fearon reinvents the band’s classic tracks, amongst others.

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

* Bombino ‘Imuhur’ on Nonesuch Records
* Clinton Fearon ‘Let Jah be Praised’ on Sterns Music
* Amparo Sánchez ‘La Cuenta Atrás’ on Wrasse Records
* Family Atlantica ‘Manicero’ on Soundway Records
* Caetano Veloso ‘Um Abraçaço’ on Decca Records
* Bella Hardy ‘The Seventh Girl’ on Noe Records
* Debashish Bhattacharya ‘Kirwani One.5+8.Five’ on Riverboat Records
* Ana Moura ‘Amor Afoito’ on Decca Records
* Rachid Taha ‘Ana’ on Wrasse Records
* Stephan Micus ‘I Praise You, Sacred Mother’ on ECM Records

Plus Eugene Hütz’s playlist:

* Goran Bregović featuring Eugene Hütz ‘Be That Man’ on Wrasse Records
* Kozak System ‘Shablia’ on Kozak System Records
* Kapelle Böllberg ‘Mädchenpop’ on Kapelle Böllberg Records
* A Tribe Called Red ‘Electric Pow Wow Drum’ on A Tribe Called Red Records
* Seu Jorge and Almaz ‘The Model’ on Now-Again Records

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15 Reasons to Pick Up Songlines #85

Posted on June 21st, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Well the sun has decided to make an appearance and if you try hard, you can pretend it’s actually summer. The brief moment of warmth may have you wondering what you should be popping onto the stereo for your impromptu barbecue. There’s not much better than some Acadian fire to conjure the Louisiana heat. Find out more about the best Cajun music in our feature in the current issue (July 2012 #85, p28-33). 

You can pick up a copy of the current issue here to read about all the hottest stuff to come from the Louisiana bayous, and be sure to keep an eye out for our next issue (Aug/Sept 2012 #86), which will include a bonus CD featuring all the best Cajun music, Louisiana Legends.


Here are some more reasons – if you need them – to pick up the current issue of Songlines:

1. Free music – Our covermount CD features ten kicking new tracks, including selections from Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee, Seu Jorge’s Para Churrasco Vol 1 and Ravi Shankar’s Living Room Sessions Part 1.

2. Rodger Lloyd Pack – Trigger takes some time from his parking ticket crusade to talk to us about his favourite tracks (featured on the covermount CD).

3. Damon Does Dr Dee – And you can read all about it in our News section.

4. Lokkhi Terra – Jane Cornwall introduces the London crew, who blend Cuba rumba and Bengali folk with Brazilian samba, Indian classical and Nigerian Afro-beat. Bet you’re wondering what that sounds like…

5. Cerys Matthews – Our ever-lovely columnist and BBC 6Music DJ takes on the squeezebox.

6. Vinicio Capossela – Is he the Italian Tom Waits or Swiss Pavarotti? You decide.

7. Israeli Boycotts – Musicians Reem Kelani and Koby Israelite go head-to-head in a debate about the cultural boycotts. What do you think?

8. Ondatrópica – Get a behind-the-scenes glance at the Colombian musician Mario Galeano and British producer Quantic’s new project for BT River of Music.

9. Sing Sing – Ever wonder what the Papua New Guinean tradition of sing sing sounds like? Check out David Bridie’s project scheduled to perform at BT River of Music.

10. Transglobal Underground – TGU takes on a musical challenge that takes them to the Gulf.

11. Korean Pansori – It may be recognised by UNESCO, but can anyone else get it?

12. Alison Krauss – A look into the career of the bluegrass sweetheart with all the Grammys. 

13. Petronio Álvarez, Colombia – One of the wildest festivals in the world, or so warn the locals. 

14. Buenos Aires – What’s hot in the Argentinian capital and where to hear the best music.

15. Reviews, reviews, reviews!  – With over 20 pages of CD, book and cinema reviews, we’ve got the inside scoop on what you need to fill the spaces – however big or small they may be – on your shelves.

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Top of the World Review: Seu Jorge – Músicas Para Churrasco Vol 1

Posted on June 9th, 2012 in Recent posts, Reviews by .

Words by Russ Slater

First contender for this year’s perfect summer album

Seu Jorge’s latest finds the Brazilian singer back doing what he does best. His previous record, a selection of rock-leaning covers recorded with Almaz had some interesting moments but, like Paul McCartney doing opera, was a touch indulgent. Músicas Para Churrasco Vol 1 is an album of samba funk, focusing on the groove and feeling good.

Sunshine-soaked vibes exude from the title – translating as ‘Music for Barbecues’ – through the lyrics, which focus on the pleasures of the opposite sex, and onto the lush production. With Seu Jorge’s distinctive baritone being the focal-point, and the sound of the cavaquinho never far away, it’s the arrangements that make these songs stand out. The addition of a brass section is a touch of class, bringing the subtle seduction of Gamble & Huff’s Philly soul to songs such as ‘Dois Beijinhos’; the electronic synths that cut through opener ‘A Doida’ are less subtle but undeniably fun; while the use of big singalong codas just adds to the party atmosphere. All of these qualities come to the fore on ‘Japonesa’, a tale of falling in love with a Japanese girl that ends with a chorus of voices shouting the unlikely refrain of ‘Yakisoba’, the name of a Japanese noodle dish hugely popular in Brazil. 

As summer approaches, it’s hard to think of an album that could better accompany the English barbecue; Músicas Para Churrasco Vol 1 does exactly what it says on the tin.

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Actor Roger Lloyd Pack’s playlist and the 10 best new releases in the July issue of Songlines (#85)

Posted on June 7th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The July 2012 issue of Songlines – on sale June 8 – features a free covermount CD packed full of the best new sounds from around the world, plus 5 tracks selected by actor Roger Lloyd Pack.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Britpop renaissance man Damon Albarn; Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar; Brazilian soundtrack favourite Seu Jorge; Gaelic singers The Campbells; Guinean kora rock from Ba Cissoko; and the latest Cuban-Malian collaboration from Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté, 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:

* Seu Jorge ‘Vizinha’ on Wrasse Records
* Burkina Electric ‘Sankar Yaaré’ on Cantaloupe Music
* Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté ‘Kaira’ on Mais Um Discos
* Damon Albarn ‘Cathedrals’ on Parlophone
* Ravi Shankar ‘Raga Kedara’ on East Meets West Music
* The Campbells ‘Sios Dhan an Abhainn’ on Watercolour Music
* Ba Cissoko ‘Djeli Fatouma’ on Cristal Records
* Fay Hield ‘The Weavers Daughter’ on Topic Records
* Nazaket Teymurova ‘Dastgah Kharidj Segah’ on Felmay
* Malawi Mouse Boys ‘Ndinasangalala’ on IRL

Plus Roger Lloyd Pack’s playlist:

* Ibrahim Ferrer ‘Dos Almas’ on World Circuit
* The Unthanks ‘Gan To The Kye’ on EMI
* The Secret Sisters ‘The One I Love Is Gone’ on Decca
* Rig-a-Jig-Jig and Friends ‘Wayford Bridge and Hindringham Long Dance Tunes’
* The Tsinandali Choir ‘Makruli’ on Real World

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