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31 Orchestra Baobab’s surprise 2002 reunion

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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World 08 The Source

Sona Jobarteh & Taj Mahal, Sam Lee, Shane MacGowan, Festival of Kurdistan, Catriona Price, Aron & the Jeri Jeri Band, The Music Room 19 Introducing

Gabba 20 Take Note

the olllam 22 Spotlight

Syriana 24 Simon Says 25 Letters 26 Obituaries

FEATURES 28 25 Years of Songlines 48 Les Amazones


REVIEWS 52 Africa 56 Americas 64 Europe 72 Fusion 78 Asia 79 Pacific 80 Classical & Jazz

REGULARS 82 My World

Mariza 84 Beginner’s Guide

Justin Adams 87 Dispatch from

Belgrade, Serbia 88 Gig Guide 92 Festival Guide 95 Eliza Carthy’s

News of the Whirl 97 Fireside Stories

Songlines 98 Essential 10

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“I like drones, grooves… and a little bit of grit. I don’t like

things too f lashy” Read about virtuoso guitarist Justin Adams’ far-reaching and prolif ic career in our Beginner’s Guide, p84