Songlines

Archived since Spring 1999 Complete Archive

140 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 May 2018 (#137) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover feature artists this issue are the Welsh harpist and Senegalese kora player, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, who return with SOAR, the long-awaited follow-up to their award-winning debut. Other features include the nominations for the 2018 Songlines Music Awards; interviews with the Cypriot trio Monsieur Doumani; former Dead Can Dance singer Lisa Gerrard about her collaboration with The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices choir; Introducing the Finnish a capella group, Tuuletar; a Beginner’s Guide to the French double bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, 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 Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Mélissa Laveaux, The Rheingans Sisters and Sidi Touré, as well as a guest playlist from the actor and theatre producer, Simon McBurney featuring music from Esma RedŽepova, Spaccanapoli, Hamlet Gonashvili and others.

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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: Spring 1999
  • Latest Issue: May 2018
  • Issue Count: 140
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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