38 Baba Zula

Emel Mathlouthi



J u l i e n

B o u r g e o i s

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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 What’s New 14 Introducing...

Voxtra & Ímar 16 Simon Says... 17 Letters 19 Spotlight:

Aurelio Martinez 20 Songlines Music Travel

FEATURES 22 Get Up, Stand Up!

We examine the music and artists who are shaking things up 28 Forbidden Songs

The suppression of Sámi culture 32 Shake the Chains

Folk stars highlight the history of protest song 36 Dhaka Lit Fest

Celebrating Bangladeshi music and literature 38 Baba Zula

Personifying the sounds of Istanbul for 20 years

REVIEWS 44 Africa 48 Americas 52 Europe 59 Asia 61 Pacific 62 Fusion 67 Classical & Jazz 68 World Cinema 70 Live Reviews

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H e l m l y

“I feel like [hip-hop] has taken the baton that folk music laid down while we got on with pretending to be country singers” Findlay Napier talks about protest music, p32


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B r o u g h t o n

REGULARS 72 My World: Sir David

Attenborough 75 Postcard from

Romania 76 Beginner’s Guide:

Tinariwen 78 Festival Pass:

Journées Musicales de Carthage, Tunisia 81 Dispatch from Italy 83 Quickfire 85 My Instrument:

Martin Green 87 Gig Guide 94 Overseas Festivals 97 Soapbox 98 Essential Ten:

UNESCO Intangible Heritage Albums

28 Forbidden Songs:

Sámi singer Sara Marielle Gaup