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

June 23rd, 2016

Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri murdered in Karachi, June 22

June 21st, 2016

Glastonbury 2016: West Holts Stage artist signings with Songlines

June 10th, 2016

Top of the World July 2016: The best new releases

June 10th, 2016

New issue (July 2016) on sale now!

June 6th, 2016

Win tickets to The Nile Project at the Barbican on June 19

June 6th, 2016

Live Review | Songlines Encounters Festival 2016, June 2-4


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

25/06/2016 - Jungle by Night

25/06/2016 - Carlos Vives

25/06/2016 - Damon Albarn presents The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

25/06/2016 - Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

25/06/2016 - Megson

25/06/2016 - Shantala Subramanyam, Akkarai S Sornalatha & Prathap Ramachandra

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