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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.

Latest Issue

The August/September 2022 issue (#180) of Songlines is now on sale. This issue’s cover star is the king of Cuban cool, Cimafunk, whose funky grooves are taking the world by storm. Other features include a trip down memory lane to celebrate four decades of WOMAD; a journey into the dark world of Poland’s pagan music; an interview with London-based fusioneers Khiyo, who talk about their new album, Bondona; tracing the music that helped build a nation as Jamaica celebrates 60 years of independence this August; a Beginner’s Guide to the genre-defying sitarist, Anoushka Shankar; a My World interview with early music specialist Jordi Savall; plus all the latest news, concert reviews, CD, book and world cinema reviews. As well as streaming excerpts from the ten Top of the World albums, digital edition subscribers can download all tracks, which this issue include Avalanche Kaito, Sessa and Lewis Wood, plus an extra five bonus tracks featuring music from Cimafunk, Anoushka Shankar and Fulu Miziki.

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  • First Issue: Spring 1999
  • Latest Issue: August/September 2022
  • Issue Count: 187
  • Page Count: 19,224
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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