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40 Elaha Soroor

S i m o n

B r o u g h t o n

P e d r o f o n s o

46 Sara Correia

82 Soweto

Gospel Choir

H e n r y

E n g e l b r e c h t

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 Bonus CD: The Bridge for Balkan Music Vol 3 10 What’s New 18 Folk Focus 21 Spotlight: Vieux Farka

Touré & Khruangbin 22 Introducing…

Nyati Mayi & the Astral Synth Transmitters & Al-Qasar 24 Simon Says 25 Letters

FEATURES 28 Jake Blount

Talking spirituals and Afro-futurism with the musician and scholar 34 Sounds of the Century

A survey of the gamechanging genres 40 Elaha Soroor

Afghan vocalist on home and womanhood 44 Souad Massi

Reflections on survival and expression with the French-Algerian singer 46 Sara Correia

Tracing the fado star’s journey from school hall to music hall

REVIEWS 54 Africa 56 Americas 60 Europe 67 Asia 69 Middle East 70 Fusion 75 Classical & Jazz 76 World Cinema 78 Live Reviews

S e u n g

J o n g

L i m

“Shanties were diversions,

a way to make the work more amenable. That work gone, they should be of historical interest only” Julian May on why he’s (sea)sick of the shanty’s viral popularity, p105

REGULARS 80 My World:

Chris Watson 82 Beginner’s Guide to

Soweto Gospel Choir 84 Festival Pass:

Folkelarm, Norway 87 Quickfire 89 Dispatch from

Sarajevo, Bosnia 91 Postcard from

Toronto, Canada 93 My Instrument:

Hyelim Kim and her daegeum 95 Gig Guide 102 Overseas Festivals 105 Soapbox 106 Essential 10:

Banjo albums

93 Hyelim Kim



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