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Subject: And the Songlines Music Awards 2018 winners are...


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And the winners are...

Songlines Music Awards 2018


This year's Songlines Music Awards winners are revealed

We're delighted to announce the winners of our five geographical categories in the tenth Songlines Music Awards.

These awards aim to put a much-deserved spotlight on some incredibly talented artists from around the world.

You can explore the winners of these five categories below, and the winners of the Best Artist, Best Group, Newcomer and World Pioneer awards will be announced at our inaugural awards ceremony, to be hosted by Cerys Matthews, on
October 20 at Electric Brixton.

The official Songlines Music Awards album 2018 is out now!
Click here to purchase your copy for only ?4.99.




In the new issue...


June 2018 Edition

The June 2018 (#138) issue has landed!

Our cover stars this issue are the award-winning South African a capella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo who are touring the UK this month. 

Other features include the announcement of the winners in the 2018 Songlines Music Awards; our essential UK festivals guide; a Beginner's Guide to the Finnish string band Frigg who will be performing at
Songlines Encounters Festival; a Spotlight on Ang?lique Kidjo prior to her latest album release; plus the latest CD, book, world cinema and live reviews. 

The issue's Top of the World CD features an exclusive playlist by Olivia Harrison.

PLUS, there's also a bonus CD of music recorded at the Jodhpur RIFF festival in Rajasthan.

Subscribe today to guarantee your copy!






Encounters Festival


Tickets are now on sale for the eighth Songlines Encounters Festival, which will be the most ambitious yet.

This year's line-up includes 3MA, Anda Union, Frigg, Maya Youssef, Soumik Datta, and Jyotsna Srikanth.

With an unprecedented global spread, we have musicians, instruments and voices from Mali, Morocco, Madagascar, Mongolia, Syria, Finland, India and, of course, the UK. There's a Finnish Friday, Syrian Saturday and Indian Sunday. There are workshops and films too!





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Best New Albums - June 2018 Edition

The new albums you need to get your hands on. A track from each is featured on the latest Top of the World compilation album, exclusively available with the May 2018 edition of Songlines.

Songlines Website





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Watch: Don Kipper's 'Opa Ela'

With their third album on the horizon, check out this exciting new video from klezmer seven-piece, Don Kipper.




Feature - 3MA: African Chamber Music

The pan-African trio of musicians, 3MA, are clearly relishing their reunion and latest collaboration, as they tell Pierre Cuny in advance of their appearance at the 2018 Songlines Encounters Festival.

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Feature 4

My World - Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison, the wife of the late Beatle George Harrison, talks about how George's collaborations with Indian musicians helped shape her own musical tastes.





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