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 August/September 2018 (#140) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Dobet Gnahoré from the Ivory Coast who is making a name for herself as a formidable live performer. We also have a feature on the Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard; a Spotlight on the Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour prior to his BBC Proms debut; a report from Ramallah and a music expo bringing hope to Palestinian artists; a Beginner’s Guide to Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon; plus the latest CD, world cinema and live reviews.
The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Mariza, Gurrumul, Mercedes Peón, as well as a guest playlist from the beatboxer Bellatrix, featuring music by Blick Bassy, Family Atlantica, Daymé Arocena and others. We also have a bonus CD of music from the World Music Festival Chicago, featuring tracks from artists performing this year, including Spiro, Altan, Lo Cor de la Plana and Jupiter & Okwess.