Launched in 1999, Songlines is the leading magazine covering traditional, contemporary, folk and fusion music from around the world. Each edition is packed with the latest album reviews, artist interviews, festival profiles and travel adventures from every corner of the globe. Music is about culture, politics, history and the environment and Songlines is your essential guide to it all.
The December issue (#153) issue of Songlines is now on sale. The cover feature artist this issue is the powerhouse singer from Cuba, Daymé Arocena. Other features include an interview with Macha, bandleader of Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo; percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger and cellist Abel Selaocoe talk about their passion for rhythm; a Beginner’s Guide to the queen of fado, Amália Rodrigues, plus all the latest news, event listings and CD, book and world cinema reviews. As well as streaming excerpts from the Top of the World album, digital edition subscribers can download all 15 tracks which this issue includes Pat Thomas, Black String, Cimarrón and Llio Rhydderch, as well as an exclusive playlist compiled by Youssou N’Dour, featuring music by Salif Keita, Daara J, Dip Doundou Guiss and others.