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

July 24th, 2015

Ten songs that shook the world

July 22nd, 2015

WOMAD 2015: Our 10 Recommendations

July 22nd, 2015

Songlines at WOMAD

July 21st, 2015

Sufi music: a beginner?s guide

July 17th, 2015

My World: Jah Wobble?s playlist

July 17th, 2015

New issue (Aug/Sept 2015) on sale now!


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

28/07/2015 - Liliana Chachian's Olumo

28/07/2015 - Spooky Men's Chorale

28/07/2015 - Ben Miller Band

28/07/2015 - Noura Mint Seymali

28/07/2015 - Carlos Acosta's Cubania

28/07/2015 - SOAS World Music Summer School

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