Songlines Magazine


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.

The April 2020 issue (#156) of Songlines is now on sale. The cover star this issue is Anoushka Shankar who talks about her new collaborators and her father Ravi’s centenary celebrations.

The 15-track Top of the World CD with the issue (which is also available as a download to digital subscribers) includes Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaAntibalas and Tuulikki Bartosik, plus an exclusive playlist by British singer-songwriter ESKA, featuring music by DakhaBrakhaLijadu SistersNoura Mint Seymali and others.

There’s much more more on the Songlines website including a chance to listen to some great performers – for example here it’s the North African desert blues of Tinariwen –


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