Songlines

Archived since Spring 1999 Complete Archive

132 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 Aug/Sept 2017 (#130) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Alsarah, the Sudanese singer now based in New York City, who performs East African retro pop with her band, the Nubatones. Other features include an interview with the American record producer Ian Brennan about his various projects; roots reggae collective Inna de Yard; guitarist Justin Adams about the influences and inspiration behind his latest album, Ribbons; an examination of the world of radio; a Beginner’s Guide to Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor; plus the latest CD, book, DVD and world cinema reviews.

The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Bokanté, Tété Alhinho, Danyel Waro and Rubén González, as well as a guest playlist from the Southbank Centre’s artistic director, Jude Kelly, featuring Baaba Maal, Sam Lee and Emel Mathlouthi.

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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: August/September 2017
  • Issue Count: 132
  • Published: Not set
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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