Songlines

Archived since Spring 1999 Complete Archive

134 issues

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.

If you’re new to Songlines, download our Aug/Sept 2014 issue (#102) for free. Features include an interview with Afrobeat pioneers Tony Allen & Orlando Julius, as they both celebrate 50-year careers with new albums.

There is also an interview with Scottish author, avid music consumer and vinyl addict Ian Rankin, who speaks to Jo Frost (Songlines editor) about how he’s always willing to take a punt on new music, especially if there’s a good story behind it.

Also featured in the trial issue: a feature on Israeli musician Idan Raichel and his collaboration with Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré; Malian jeli singer Kassé Mady Diabaté; and violinists Anna Phoebe and Jyotsna Srikanth. We also pick our Essential 10 Afrobeat albums that you must own, plus Chris Moss provides a Beginner’s Guide to salsa superstar Rubén Blades.

Latest issue

The November 2017 (#132) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Rhiannon Giddens, the American singer and multi-instrumentalist whose latest release delves into America’s dark slavery past. Other features include an interview with Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet about their new and thrilling collaboration, Ladilikan; Joe Boyd waxes lyrical about Albanian saze music; Prince Edward Island folk trio The East Pointers who return to the UK on tour; an interview with Vinicio Capossela, Italy’s unlikely star; a Beginner’s Guide to Argentinian bandoneón player, Dino Saluzzi, plus the latest CD, book, world cinema and live reviews. 


The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Trio da Kali, ÌFÉ, Msafiri Zawose and Lo’Jo, as well as a guest playlist from Australian explorer and writer, Tim Cope, featuring music inspired by his expedition from Mongolia to Hungary on horseback.

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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.

If you’re new to Songlines, download our Aug/Sept 2014 issue (#102) for free. Features include an interview with Afrobeat pioneers Tony Allen & Orlando Julius, as they both celebrate 50-year careers with new albums.

There is also an interview with Scottish author, avid music consumer and vinyl addict Ian Rankin, who speaks to Jo Frost (Songlines editor) about how he’s always willing to take a punt on new music, especially if there’s a good story behind it.

Also featured in the trial issue: a feature on Israeli musician Idan Raichel and his collaboration with Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré; Malian jeli singer Kassé Mady Diabaté; and violinists Anna Phoebe and Jyotsna Srikanth. We also pick our Essential 10 Afrobeat albums that you must own, plus Chris Moss provides a Beginner’s Guide to salsa superstar Rubén Blades.

  • First Issue: First Issue: Spring 1999
  • Latest Issue: November 2017
  • Issue Count: 134
  • Published: Not set
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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