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

August 26th, 2016

Preview: K-Music Festival, September 15-October 25

August 26th, 2016

Best new releases: October (#121) issue

August 26th, 2016

New issue (October 2016) on sale now!

August 20th, 2016

Introducing? Chouk Bwa Libčte

August 18th, 2016

Tanya Tagaq announces a new album out this autumn

August 17th, 2016

Next issue preview: October (#121)


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

27/08/2016 - Batuke! Afro-Luso Festival

27/08/2016 - Cut a Shine Ceilidh

27/08/2016 - Jordi Savall & Dimitri Psonis

27/08/2016 - Lynched

27/08/2016 - Capercaillie

27/08/2016 - Harpenden Folk Festival

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