Your Essential Guide to the Best Music From Around the World

Published 10 times a year, Songlines is the definitive magazine for world music - music that has its roots in all parts of the globe, from Mali to Mexico, India to Iraq. Whether this music is defined as traditional, contemporary, folk or fusion, Songlines is the only magazine to truly represent and embrace it.

Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to burgeoning scenes and up-and-coming stars, travel adventures, frontline reports and live music listings. Every issue comes with a free Top of the World CD, featuring tracks from the best new album releases, as well as a guest playlist.

Songlines Blog & Latest News

November 24th, 2016

Best World Cinema DVDs 2016

November 24th, 2016

Songlines Best Albums of 2016

November 21st, 2016

Live Review | Calypso Rose at London Jazz Cafe, November 14

November 18th, 2016

Live Preview | Forbidden Songs with Moddi

November 17th, 2016

Introducing? Shapla Salique

November 9th, 2016

Live Preview | Zeca Pagodinho, London Apollo, November 29


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

02/12/2016 - Joglaresa: Caroles of Nunnes and Roses

02/12/2016 - Wu Man + Sanubar Tursun + Basel Rajoub's Soriana Project

02/12/2016 - Vula Viel

02/12/2016 - ELDA

02/12/2016 - Skerryvore + Socks in the Frying Pan

02/12/2016 - Belshazzar's Feast

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