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4 Soundtracks Trilok Gurtu and h is la te s t In d o - fu s io n ; Cristina Branco on he r c o n te m p o ra ry a p p ro a c h to P o r tu guese fado, Geoffrey Oryema and h is new u p b e a t s ty le ; a n o th e r c o l la b o r a t io n fo r g u i t a r is t Bob Brozman; klezmer band Budowitz in a t r ip ba ck to th e past; Buena Vista Social Club s ta r Omara Portuondo in r e f le c t iv e m ood ; Rodolfo ‘ Nava’ Barrera and h is d e b u t p e r fo rm a n c e on d is c ; plus ‘ My W o r ld ' w i th Malcolm M cLaren, T a lk i n g D r u m ’ , news, a c o m p e t i t io n to w in a S p r in g D ru m , an d m o re

24 Cover feature: Rokia Traore Rokia Traore, one o f M a l i ’s new e s t in te r n a t io n a l s ta rs , t e l ls P h i l ip Sweeney how she has ca rve d he r own s ty le f ro m he r c o u n t r y ’s s t ro n g m u s ic a l t r a d i t i o n

28 Compass points P ie rs Ford rem em be rs th e ac ts w h ic h dared to b r in g th e ir c o u n t ry 's t r a d i t io n a l m u s ic to th e E u ro v is io n Song C on te s t

30 The Songlines guide t o ... Bulgarian voices K im B u r to n re vea ls th e t r u t h b e h in d th e m y s te ry o f th e fa m o u s B u lg a r ia n fe m a le c h o i rs

53 Reviews A f r ic a N o r th A m e r ic a S o u th and C en tra l A m e r ic a and th e C a r ib bean Asia A u s t r a l ia and th e P a c i f ic Is la n d s Europe Jew is h m u s ic M id d le East Fusion G lo b a l c o m p i la t io n s Books

40 The art of music N ig e l E a ton f i l l s in th e b a c k g ro u n d to a s e v e n te e n th c e n tu r y h u rd y -g u rd y p la y e r p a in te d by Georges de la Tour 118 Label traveller

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S im o n B ro u g h to n p r o f i le s th e re c o rd la be ls Navras, Traditional Crossroads and Cobalt 120 On the road Dates and venues fo r som e o f th e key UK even ts c om in g up in th e ne x t th re e m o n th s , in c lu d in g c o n c e r ts by Angelite, Baka Beyond, Youssou N 'D our and A lim Qasimov as w e l l as fe s t iv a ls such as th e Sacred Voices M ille nnium Music Village and The 1 ,0 0 0 -Y e a r Journey: A Celebration of Gypsy Music and Arts 126 UK label distributors A d i r e c to r y o f UK s u p p l ie r s o f re co rd la b e ls fe a tu r e d in Songlines

128 Backpack A n d y K e rshaw p re se n ts th e d e f in i t i v e e v id e n c e th a t w o r ld m u s ic re a l ly is g o in g p la c e s

42 Tools of the trade:

the Native American flute A n d re w M eans e x p lo re s th e in s and o u ts o f th e N a t iv e A m e r ic a n f l u t e , in c l u d i n g i ts u n c e r ta in h is to ry , w i th th e h e lp o f one o f th e in s t r u m e n t ’s b e s t -k n o w n p la yers, R. Carlos Nakai

50 Top of the w o r ld T h e E d i to r ’s s e le c t io n o f th e to p te n CDs re v ie w ed in t h is is sue

Cover an d m a in cover fe a tu re photos Dupuiche

Key to recording details © i n d ic a te s a f u l l - p r i c e CD re le a se ( £ 1 0 - 0 0 o r m o re f o r a s in g le d is c , o r th e e q u iv a le n t pe r d is c in a m u l t i p l e CD s e t) © in d ic a te s a m e d iu m - p r ic e CD re le a se ( £ 7 - 0 0 - £ 9 - 9 9 , a s above) ® i n d ic a te s a b a r g a in - p r ic e CD ( £ 5 - 0 0 - £ 6 - 9 9 , as above)

In CD re v ie w h e a d in g s , a r t i s t n am e s a re g iv e n f i r s t , fo l lo w e d b y th e t i t l e o f th e d is c , th e re c o rd la b e l, re co rd p r ic e ra nge an d c a ta lo g u e n um b e r , an d t o t a l t im i n g o f th e d is c

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