19 Dani Larkin

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Einar Selvik

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34 Lion’s Drums & Kagabas

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 08 What’s New 15 Folk Focus 16 Songlines Encounters

Festival 2021 17 Spotlight:

Toumani Diabaté & the LSO 18 Introducing...

Ánnámáret & Dani Larkin 20 Simon Says 21 Letters


Championing the imperilled nightingale 26 Songlines Music

Awards 2021 The winners! 30 Ross Daly and

Stelios Petrakis Impassioned emissaries of the lyra’s legacy 34 Lion’s Drums

French producer’s Kogi- people collaboration 38 Maubere Timor

Freedom songs from the heroes of Timor-Leste

REVIEWS 46 Africa 50 Americas 52 Europe 56 Middle East 57 Asia 58 Fusion 63 Books 64 Classical & Jazz 65 World Cinema 66 Live Reviews

“Many Western people think African music is only

dance music, but Africa also has its classical music, which is older than Bach”

Toumani Diabaté speaks to Simon Broughton about his collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, see p17

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68 My World:

Amit Chaudhuri 71 Postcard

from Mexico 72 Beginner’s Guide to

Warsaw Village Band 75 Quickfire 77 Dispatch from

Lisbon, Portugal 79 My Instrument:

Einar Selvik 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

Avian-inspired Albums

30 Stelios


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