Songlines magazine covers the world’s most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring artists from all around the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from Miriam Makeba to Mariza, from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello.
Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.
Edited by Simon Broughton, co-editor of The Rough Guide to World Music, Songlines sees music as a window on the world and features the sharpest criticism and the best writers.
The January/February 2013 issue of Songlines (#89) is OUT NOW and comes with an exclusive 15-track compilation CD featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, including The Hot 8 Brass Band, Duncan Chisholm, Show of Hands and Wu Man. The CD also includes an exclusive playlist by Charles Hazlewood with music by Baluji Shrivastav, Bellowhead and Youssou N’Dour.
The main editorial features include Bassekou Kouyaté – a new album from the ngoni master; best albums of 2012 – the editors’ selection of the year; best world cinema releases of 2012 – the editor’s top 5 pick of the year; Lo’Jo – the French group with a global vision; full concert and festival listings.