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 26th, 2016

Live Review | Globaltica, Poland July 20-23

July 25th, 2016

WOMAD Charlton Park 2016: Artist signings with Songlines

July 25th, 2016

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians: Reuniting Syria

July 19th, 2016

Playlist: Islands in the Sun

July 19th, 2016

Playlist: Quintessential kora

July 19th, 2016

Playlist: Hip-hop across the Americas


Songlines Gig Guide: Upcoming Events

27/07/2016 - Tashi Lhunpo Monks + Ngawang Lodup

27/07/2016 - The Rajasthani Folk Music Tradition: Film, Talk and Music

27/07/2016 - Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton + Vesevo

27/07/2016 - West African Blues Project

27/07/2016 - Flats & Sharps

27/07/2016 - Ímar

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