The new issue of Songlines (March 2012 #82) – pictured right – is on sale in the UK from today. The exclusive 15-track compilation CD with the issue includes tracks from the ten Top of the World albums including Martyn Bennett, Spiro and Kayhan Kalhor plus an exclusive playlist by broadcaster Mike Harding. The issue also comes with a bonus 2nd CD, a Brazilian sampler.
Main features in the issue include: Music and its power for Social Change; Carolina Chocolate Drops; Rodrigo y Gabriela – love them or loath them; Martyn Bennett; Andy Kershaw; Backpage from Israel; Festival Profile – La Grande Rencontre, Canada; plus the latest news, event listings and CD, book and World Cinema reviews. For more details click here and click through our sample edition below.
The podcast for this issue is now available to download for free through the iTunes music store or from the Songlines website and includes Nigel Williamson discussing our cover feature on Music & Social Change, music from Cesaria Evora, Doug DeLoach on Carolina Chocolate Drops plus music from their new album, a bonus track from Mike Harding's playlist and a taster of Rod & Gab's new release.
Enjoy the issue!
The Songlines team
PS) We still have a few place left on our Songlines Music Travel trip to Lisbon in June. For more details, including trip to Cape Verde, Cuba, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Cuba, Serbia, India, Malawi and to the Rainforest Festival in Borneo, CLICK HERE – and if you're planning on going to the Destinations Travel Show at London's Earl's Court this weekend, pop by the Songlines stand (RT26) and say hello.