“I shall always be grateful for my trip. It was probably the best experience of my life, and changed the way I view myself and the world. I relive parts of that trip every day and probably always will. It was a magical experience and I thank Songlines for making it possible.”  Sherry Smith on the Songlines Music Travel trip to Mali in January 2010.

Songlines Music Travel

Tango in Buenos Aires. Flamenco in an Andalusian bar. Kora music in Mali. Ecstatic Rajasthani dancing at a local festival.

Nothing beats experiencing music in situ - with the food, the ambience and the local people. Yet finding the best music isn't always that simple.

That's why Songlines Music Travel is offering dedicated music trips for music lovers worldwide, bringing you the excitement of real music directly where it's made.

World Music Holidays and Tours

Our trips are organised in partnership with Imaginative Traveller, a Dragoman company, which has over 35 years of experience arranging travel all over the world. Their attention to detail, research and planning are essential for tours like these, along with experience of how to ensure everything operates seamlessly. The formula is simple: Songlines provides the musical knowledge and Imaginative Traveller provide the travel expertise.

Songlines Music Travel – Music, Culture, Dancing Holidays and ToursMusic, Culture and Dancing Holidays

We have the insight and unrivalled contacts to take you beneath the surface for some very special musical experiences. Each trip is led by a Songlines Travel Leader and will often involve private concerts, jam sessions and meetings with musicians and instrument-makers. Groups will be kept deliberately small - between 10 and 20 - to make the experience more intimate and memorable. Of course it's not exclusively about music and on your visit you will also see the historic and cultural highlights of wherever you may be visiting.

For more information on each of the tours, please visit the Imaginative Traveller website. If you want to feel the vibrating musical pulse at the heart of your destination then you need look no further.

Simon Broughton

Simon Broughton, Songlines editor

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Songlines Music Travel Tours are operated by Imaginative Traveller, a trading name for Dragoman Overseas Travel Ltd. The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, ATOL4157. ATOL protection extends to either clients who pay in the UK or where the first leg of any flights that we arrange start in the UK. We are also bonded for land-only tours with AITO Trust Ltd, membership number 5044