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 March issue (#155) of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Devonian folk singer Seth Lakeman who talks about his Mayflower-inspired new project. We also feature Japan’s premier taiko drumming group, Kodo, prior to their return to the UK. Other features include a piece on music’s role in keeping indigenous languages alive; an interview with the Sámi singer Marja Mortensson; a Beginner’s Guide to the Cuban composer, bandleader and pianist Omar Sosa, 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 Sam Lee, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Michael Cleveland, plus an exclusive playlist by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, featuring music by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Rokia Traoré, Taraf de Haidouks and others.