34 Polish

Dark Folk

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24 WOMAD at 40

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 08 What’s New 14 Folk Focus 15 Spotlight:

The Book of Life 16 Introducing…

The Orchestral Qawwali Project & Planeta Polar 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

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38 Khiyo


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FEATURES 20 Cimafunk

Free-styling with Cuba’s latest singing sensation 24 WOMAD at 40

Celebrating four decades of the festival with a trip down memory lane 34 Polish Dark Folk

Journey into the occult of Poland’s pagan music 38 Khiyo

London fusioneers back on the Bengal trail 40 Rhythm Nation

Sixty years of Jamaican musical innovation

REVIEWS 46 Africa 50 Americas 54 Europe 58 Asia 59 Middle East 60 Fusion 64 Books 65 Classical & Jazz 66 World Cinema 68 Live Reviews

81 Fulu Miziki

81 Fulu Miziki

REGULARS 70 My World:

Jordi Savall 72 Beginner’s Guide

to Anoushka Shankar 74 Festival Pass:

Festival de la Marimba 77 Quickfire 79 Dispatch from

São Paulo, Brazil 81 My Instrument:

Fulu Miziki and their ‘garbage music’ 83 Gig Guide 87 Overseas Festivals 89 Soapbox 90 Essential 10:

Afro-Colombian Marimba Albums

“I’m talking towns, villages, provincial

cities. I’m talking about tango from

Teeside, rai from Rotherham, qawwali from Bradford… ” Chris Moss forecasts a reinvigorated musical future brimming with burgeoning neo-folk fancies, p89