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TOP OF THE WORLD

On your free CD – the editor’s selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in this issue

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MADAGASCAR

IRELAND ARMENIA

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Best new album releases and an exclusive playlist by Mark Morris

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01 Cimbalom Brothers ‘Jumppara’

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02 Vishtèn ‘Elle Tempête’ 03 Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba ‘Deli’ 04 Phillip Henry ‘O’Carolan’s Welcome’

05 LAU ‘She Put on Her Headphones’ 06 Dudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis ‘Bint El Moshab’

07 Damily ‘Bekapamaky’ 08 Quinteto Astor Piazzolla ‘Chin Chin’

09 Lisa O’Neill ‘Blackbird’

10 Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin ‘Trapizoni Par’

PLUS 5 tracks chosen by Mark Morris

ALIM & FARGANA QASIMOV BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ

QUINTETO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

ROKIA TRAORÉ

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11 Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard ‘Don’t Put Her Down

(You Helped Put Her There)’ 12 Euis Komariah & Yus Wiradiredja ‘Duh Ieung’ 13 TM Krishna ‘Nenarunchara in Raga Simhavahini’

14 Rokia Traoré ‘Laidu’ 15 Alim & Fargana Qasimov ‘Mualif ’

Exclusively with the March 2019 issue of Songlines. STWCD121.

This compilation & © 2019 MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd

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STWCD121 This compilation & © 2019 MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd info@songlines.co.uk, www.songlines.co.uk Executive producer Paul Geoghegan. Compiled and sequenced by Charlotte Algar. Design by Calvin McKenzie. Mastering by Good Imprint. CD pressing by Software Logistics Ltd. The producers of this CD have paid the composers and publishers for the use of their music.

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15 Alim & Fargana Qasimov ‘ Mualif ’ (4:49) Music of Ce ntral Asia Vol 6: Alim & Fargana Qasim ov : Spiritu al Music of A z e rbaijan (Smithsonian Folkways) & © 2007 Smithsonian Folkways. Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and The Aga Khan Music Initiative

14 Rokia Traoré ‘ L aidu’ (6:28) Mouneïss a ( L abel Bleu) & © 1998 Label Bleu. Courtesy of Label Bleu

13 TM Krishna ‘Nenarunchara in Raga Simhavahini’ (4:23) Live Performance at G5A , Mahalaxmi, Mumbai on December 10 2017 ( First Edition Ar ts) & © First Edition Arts. Courtesy of First Edition Arts

08 Q ui nteto As tor Pi azzol la ‘Chin Chin’ (4:05) Revolu cio nario ( East 54 Enter tainment) & © 2018 East 54 Entertainment Inc. Courtesy of East 54 Entertainment Inc 09 Lisa O’Nei l l ‘ Blackbird’ (3:19) Heard A Lo ng Go ne So ng ( River Lea) & © 2018 River Lea Recordings. Courtesy of River Lea 10 Vardan Hovani ssi an & Emre Gül teki n ‘ Trapizoni Par ’ (4:03) Karin ( Muziekpublique) & © 2018 Muziekpublique. Courtesy of Muziekpublique

05 LAU ‘She Put on Her Headphones’ (3:18) Midnight and Clos edown ( Reveal ) & © 2019 LAU Scotland under exclusive licence to Reveal Records. Courtesy of Reveal

04 Phi l lip Henr y ‘O’Carolan’s Welcome’ (3:53) Tru e No r th ( Dragonfly Roots) & © 2018 Dragonfly Roots. Courtesy of Dragonfly Roots

TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS

01 Cimbalom Brothers ‘Jumppara’ From Testvériség (Brotherhood) on Fonó Two master cimbalom players attempt to outdo each other on an impossibly punchy tune that skittles over four octaves. It is the fruit of a fertile rivalry indeed. See p58

12 Euis Komariah & Yus Wiradiredja ‘ Duh Ieung ’ (5:48) The Sound of Sunda (GlobeSŽle) & © 1989 GlobeStyle Records. Courtesy of GlobeStyle

11 Hazel D ickens & Alice Gerrard ‘ Don’t Put Her Down ( You Helped Put Her There)’ (3:51) Haz el & Alice ( Rounder) & © 1973 Rounder Records. Courtesy of Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc

MARK MORRIS’ PLAYLIST

07 Damily ‘ Bekapamaky ’ (6:18) Valimbi lo ( Bongo Joe) & © 2018 Bongo Joe. Courtesy of Bongo Joe

06 D udu Tassa and Th e Kuwaitis ‘ Bint El Moshab’ (4:44) El Hajar ( Nur) & © 2018 Dudu Tassa. Courtesy of Nur

02 Vishtèn ‘ Elle Tempête’ (3:20) Ho riz o ns ( Les Productions Takashoun) & © 2018 Les Productions Takashoun Inc. Courtesy of Les Productions Takashoun and Les Éditions du Corfus 03 Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba ‘ Deli’ (4:44) Miri (Outhere) & © 2019 Outhere Records. Courtesy of Outhere Records

01 Cimbalom Brothers ‘ Jumppara’ (3:52) Testvé ris ég Brothe rh ood ( Fonó) & © 2018 Fonó Budai Zeneház. Courtesy of Fonó

TOP OF THE WORLD SELECTION

10 tracks from this issue’s best new albums + 5 bonus tracks exclusively with the March 2019 issue of Songlines

06 Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis ‘Bint El Moshab’ From El Hajaron Nur A distorted kick-drum thumps on a moody electronic bassline with Middle Eastern strings in this old Iraqi tune revived for a new Israeli scene. See p70

04 Elida Almeida ‘ Djam Odja’ (x:xx) Kebra da ( Lusafrica) & © 2017 Lusafrica. Courtesy of Lusafrica

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02 Vishtèn ‘Elle Tempête’ From Horizons on Les Productions Takashoun A drunkard dreams of leaving his wife in this Acadian-Celtic makeover of a traditional song, sung by twin sisters who create a compelling harmony in this quintessential Québécois trio. See p56

03 Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba ‘Deli’ From Miri on Outhere Bassekou returns to Malian roots s‡le with his three-strong ngoni ensemble in this wistful song extolling the virtues of true friendship. See p53 04 Phillip Henry ‘O’Carolan’s Welcome’ From True North on Dragonfly Roots British folk and Indian tones glide together on an instrumental track that speaks volumes, played with delicacy and feeling on the chaturangui – the 22-string slide guitar. See p66

07 Damily ‘Bekapamaky’ From Valimbilo on Bongo Joe From Madagascar comes the irresistible energy of tsapiky – fast and feis‡ drum patterns with electric guitar licks galore, led by Damily’s trademark spirit-li—ing vocals. See p52

08 Quinteto Astor Piazzolla ‘Chin Chin’ From Revolucionario on East 54 Entertainment This supremely tricky tune composed by Argentina’s tango revolutionary features some breathtaking musicianship from the foremost guardians of his legacy. See p55

09 Lisa O’Neill ‘Blackbird’ From Heard a Long Gone Song on River Lea A touching song to a blackbird, with simple classical guitar and fiddle accompanying O’Neill’s so— yet searing vocals. This is Irish folk that will tug at your heartstrings. See p60

05 Lau ‘She Put on Her Headphones’ From Midnight and Closedown on Reveal A reflective tune with indie-folk sensibilities: fuzzy electronics, cool vocals and an emotive fiddle animated by the so— pump of a digital heartbeat. See p59

10 Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin ‘Trapizoni Par’ From Karin on Muziekpublique Turkey meets Armenia; saz meets duduk. This marriage of s‡les morphs from 6/8 to 4/4 in a complex dance tune that’s traditionally played at weddings. See p65

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