Songlines

Archived since Spring 1999 Complete Archive

145 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 2018 (#142) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Gaye Su Akyol, Turkey’s rising star who talks about politics and surrealism. We also have a feature on the Small Island Big Song project, connecting the musics of the Indian and Pacific Ocean island communities; an interview with Estonian musician Maarja Nuut; a Spotlight on hang player Manu Delago; a Dispatch from Mexico; a Beginner’s Guide to the veteran folk duo from Devon, Show of Hands; plus the latest CD, world cinema and live reviews. The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Amparanoia, Totó La Momposina and Anda Union, as well as a guest playlist from Laura Piazzolla, the widow of the late tango maestro, featuring music by her late husband Astor Piazzolla, Mina, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti and Charlie Haden 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: November 2018
  • Issue Count: 145
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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