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16 Marina Satti

Y a n n i s

K e l e m e n i s

68 Sabri Brothers

P i r a n h a

R e c o r d s

18 Mexican Institute of Sound

C o u r t e s y o f

S o y

S a u c e

R e c o r d s

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World 08 The Source

Cara de Espelho, Riyadh Jazz Fest, Enji, South Asian Sounds, Galestar Konexioa, RTÉ Folk Awards 11 Introducing

Mohammad Syf khan 16 Take Note

Marina Satti 18 Spotlight

Mexican Institute of Sound 20 Simon Says 21 Letters 22 Obituaries

FEATURES 24 EMEL 28 Middle Eastern

Frequencies 32 Songlines Music

Awards 2024 38 Sahra Halgan 40 Ian Brennan’s

Missing Music


REVIEWS 44 Africa 48 Americas 53 Asia & Pacific 54 Europe 60 Middle East 62 Fusion

“My community frowned on the notion of women singing. But with the onslaught by Siad Barre’s Somalia in the 80s, they had other worries on their mind”

REGULARS 66 My World

Lonnie Holley 68 Beginner’s Guide

Sabri Brothers 71 Dispatch from

Kyiv, Ukraine 72 Gig Guide 76 Festival Guide 79 Fireside Stories

Dele Sosimi 81 Eliza Carthy’s

News of the Whirl 82 Essential 10

Afro-Brazilian Spiritual Albums

Somaliland singer and freedom-f ighter

Sahra Halgan tells us about her new projects: an album and a centre for women’s creativity in her homeland, see p38

M Y 2024 › SONGLINES 05

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