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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 08 Songlines Music

Awards 2022 Live 10 What’s New 15 Folk Focus 16 Introducing…

La Perla 17 Spotlight:

Gaye Su Akyol 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

FEATURES 20 Best Albums of 2022

Discover who made our editors’ picks this year 22 Totó la Momposina

Reflections on the career of a Colombian Queen 28 Wesli

The Haitian guitar hero rewriting the rule book 32 Montparnasse

Musique A meeting of minds in the Parisian métro 38 Emily Portman

British folk siren casts her supernatural spell

“In this age of the amateur,

it’s not just about letting one’s guard down… it’s also about opening up the creative

process to the audience” Russ Slater champions the rise of amateurism

and the music that represents it p81

REVIEWS 44 Africa 46 Americas 50 Europe 56 Middle East 57 Pacific 58 Fusion 62 Books 63 Classical & Jazz 64 Live Reviews

REGULARS 66 My World:

Terry Riley 68 Beginner’s Guide to

Hannah James 70 Festival Pass:

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 73 Dispatch from

Istanbul, Turkey 75 Quickfire 77 My Instrument:

Cerys Hafana and her triple harp 78 Gig Guide 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

Afro-electronic Albums

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