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New issue (March 2016) on sale now!

Posted on January 29th, 2016 in Features, Recent posts by .

March (#115) Edition

Spanish singer Buika; Irish-American group The Gloaming; Burkina Faso hip-hop artist Smockey; Colombian electro-cumbia pioneers Sidestepper; and veteran English folk duo Show of Hands

The March (#115) 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 BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie.

This issue also comes with bonus CD, Polish Radio Folk Festival, which includes 16 free tracks by the finest Polish acts who have performed at the event since its inception in 1998.

Featured on the Top of the World CD are new tracks from Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, Grammy-Award winning band Grupo Fantasma and Iranian singer Mamak Khadem.

Features 
• Buika – We talk to the singer about the music she discovered after confronting her fears.
• The Gloaming – The Irish-American five-piece talk about their forthcoming second album.
• Sidestepper – The Colombian group return with a fresh new sound on their latest album.
Show of Hands – We speak to the Englis
h folk stalwarts about the people behind their songs.
Smockey – Bram Posthumus finds out how the artist used reggae and rap to change Burkina Faso’s political course.

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Regulars

• Beginner’s Guide to The Chieftains.
• My World: A playlist and interview with BBC China editor Carrie Gracie.
• Postcard from Alter do Chão, Brazil.
• Introducing… Imarhan and Dubioza Kolektiv.
• Spotlight on The Other Classical Musics.
• Quickfire: Jane Beese, Nolwenn Leroy and James Yorkston.
• What’s New, including the upcoming Red Cross benefit album The Long Road; Mali’s Festival on the Niger; Sandblast’s benefit concert at London’s Bolivar Hall; and the Zaatari refugees.
• Reviews of the latest CD, book and world cinema releases.

Buy the new issue here.

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New issue preview: March (#115)

Posted on January 15th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

March (#115) Edition

Living Without Fear; Buika speaks to Alex Robinson about the music she discovered when she confronted her fears and found freedom from the expectations of what she was meant to be

Other features include Colombian band Sidestepper, who talk about the fresh sound of their latest album Supernatural Love; English folk duo Show of Hands chat about the people behind the songs on their new album; we find out how rap and reggae changed the political course of Burkina Faso; 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 Baaba Maal, Grupo Fantasma and Smockey, plus an exclusive playlist from BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie, who talks about the sadly under-appreciated folk music traditions in China, the natural and cultural beauty of Tibet and her Scottish heritage.

This issue also includes a bonus CD showcasing some of the finest Polish folk acts to have been associated with the New Tradition Polish Radio Folk Festival since its inception in 1998.

The issue is on sale in the UK from January 29. Click here to purchase your copy now.

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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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The Gloaming head back into the studio

Posted on November 19th, 2015 in Recent posts by .

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The Gloaming’s new album will be released on February 26 2016

After a successful year of touring, the half-American, half-Irish  supergroup The Gloaming are to begin work on their second album when they visit Real World Studios in Wiltshire next month. Made up of fiddle player Martin Hayes, guitarist Dennis Cahill, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Hardanger fiddle player Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and pianist Thomas Bartlett, The Gloaming released their self-titled debut in 2014 (reviewed in #98) to much acclaim for their reinterpretation of Irish tradition music. Their sophomore, as-yet-untitled effort is widely tipped to have a chart-topping debut in Ireland.

The album will be available in CD and vinyl format, and is available to pre-order via Real World Records, the group’s official record label. Next year will also see them on tour in the UK, with dates in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and other cities in late September.

Find out more information at Real World Records.

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