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17 Take Note: LAIR

D e b y

S u c h a

34 Asmâa Hamzaoui

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World 08 The Source

Toumani Diabaté & Ballaké Sissoko, Celtic Connections, Catriona Price, Saïd Chalaban, Zaho de Sagazan, LINA_ 11 Introducing

Delasi 17 Take Note

LAIR 20 Spotlight

Katherine Priddy 22 Simon Says 23 Letters

FEATURES 26 Baloji 30 2024 Preview 34 Asmâa Hamzaoui 36 Ana Tijoux 40 A Tapestry of

Sacred Music


a e l

B e n b b o u

68 Beginner’s Guide: Fruko

C o u r t e s y o f

D i s c o s

F u e n t e s

REVIEWS 42 Africa 46 Americas 50 Europe 57 Middle East 58 Asia & Pacific 60 Fusion

REGULARS 66 My World

Michael Volpe 68 Beginner’s Guide

Fruko 71 Dispatch from

Buenos Aires, Argentina 72 Gig Guide 76 Festival Guide 79 Fireside Stories

Los Tigres del Norte 81 Eliza Carthy’s

News of the Whirl 82 Essential 10

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“I am privileged. There are no bombs falling over me, my children are healthy, there is food on the table” Ana Tijoux, Chile’s foremost female rapper discusses the inspiration of her new, joy-focussed album on p36


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