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 May 2021 issue (#167) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover stars are Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi who talk about their time in lockdown recording their latest album. We also reveal the nominations for the 2021 Songlines Music Awards. Other features include an interview with folk singer-songwriter and activist Peggy Seeger who shares stories about her remarkable life and career; Piers Faccini reveals his borderless approach to music making; a Beginner’s Guide to Argentinian accordion player Chango Spasiuk, plus all the latest news, online streamed concert reviews, 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 Frente Cumbiero, Ballaké Sissoko, Jon Boden and Hossein Alizadeh & the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, plus an exclusive playlist by composer Roxanna Panufnik, featuring music by Shantel, Jordi Savall, Los Desterrados and others.