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 October issue (#151) issue of Songlines is now on sale. The cover feature artist this issue is musician and composer Nitin Sawhney whose highly acclaimed Beyond Skin album was released 20 years ago. Other features include an interview with Jambinai, the Korean folk-rock experimentalists who return to the UK this autumn; folk singer Rowan Rheingans on her first solo project; Turkish Sufi musician Kudsi Erguner, plus all the latest news, event listings and CD and world cinema reviews. As well as streaming excerpts from the Top of the World album, digital edition subscribers can now download all 15 tracks which this issue includes Manu Chao and Calypso Rose, Tinariwen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and KOKOKO!, as well as an exclusive playlist compiled by poet and comedian John Hegley, featuring music by Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Tenores di Bitti and others.