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TOP OF THEWORLD

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

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BRAZIL TURKEY

KOKOKO! TENORES DI BITTI TINARIWEN CHRIS THILE CAMEROON CHINA GREECE MALI

Best new album releases and an exclusive playlist by John Hegley

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01 Manu Chao ‘Clandestino’ (feat Calypso Rose)

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02 KOKOKO! ‘Likolo’ 03 Lula Galvão ‘Maracangalha’ 04 Tinariwen ‘Taqkal Tarha’ (feat Micah Nelson) 05 Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek ‘Üç Kız Bir Ana’

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06 Ben Walker ‘The Island’ (feat Bella Hardy)

07 Guo Gan Trio ‘Gobi Desert’ 08 Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet ‘Walking’

09 Rowan Rheingans ‘Lines’ 10 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party ‘Allah Ho Allah Ho’

PLUS 5 tracks chosen by John Hegley 11 Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer ‘Tarnation’

12 The Hitchers ‘Strachan’ 13 Tenores di Bitti ‘Lament’ 14 Bof! ‘Mon Amant de Saint-Jean’ 15 Orchéstre Baka Gbiné ‘Firefly Yelli Part 2’

Exclusively with the October 2019 issue of Songlines. STWCD127.

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STWCD127 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 P aulina Stopka. 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 Orchés tre Baka Gbiné ‘ Firefly Yelli Par t 2’ (2:06) Baka in the Fo rest ( March Hare Music) & © 2009 March Hare Music. Courtesy of March Hare Music

14 Bof ! ‘ Mon Amant de Saint-Jean’ (3:55) Bal (Autoprod) & © 2013 Autoprod. Courtesy of Autoprod

TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS

13 Tenores di Bitti ‘ L ament ’ (5:07) S’Am o re ’e Mama ( Real World Records) & © 1996 Real World Records. Courtesy of Real World Records

06 Ben Walker ‘ The Island’ (feat Bella Hardy) (4:06) Ech o ( Folkroom Records) & © 2019 Folkroom Records. Courtesy of Folkroom Records 07 Guo Ga n Trio ‘Gobi Deser t ’ (4:09) Gobi D es e r t ( Felmay) & © 2019 Felmay. Courtesy of Felmay 08 Sokratis Sinopoulos Q uar tet ‘ Walking ’ (6:29) Metam odal ( ECM Records) & © 2019 ECM Records. Courtesy of ECM/Proper 09 Rowan Rheingans ‘ Lines’ (5:16) The Lines We Draw Togethe r ( Red Dress Records) & © 2019 Red Dress Records. Courtesy of Red Dress Records 10 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Par ty ‘Allah Ho Allah Ho’ (excerpt, 3:56) Live at WOMAD 1985 ( Real World Records) & © 2019 Real World Records. Courtesy of Real World Records

12 The Hitchers ‘Strachan’ (5:60) It’s All Fun and G ames ’Ti l So meo ne Los es an Eye ( Murgatroid) & © 1997 Murgatroid Independent Recording Company. Courtesy of Murg atroid Independent Recording Company

04 Tinariwen ‘ Taqkal Tarha’ (feat M icah Nelson) (3:38) Ama djar ( Wedge/PIAS) & © 2019 Wedge/PIAS. Courtesy of Wedge/PIAS 05 Der ya Yıldırım & Gr up Şimşek ‘Üç Kız Bir Ana’ (5:23) Kar Ya ğar ( Bongo Joe) & © 2019 Bongo Joe. Courtesy of Bongo Joe

03 Lula Galvão ‘ Maracangalha’ (3:30) Alegria de Vive r ( Jazzline) & © 2019 Delta/Jazzline. Courtesy of Jazzline

02 KOKOKO! ‘ Li kolo’ (4:03) Fo ngola ( Transgressive) & © 2019 Transgressive. Courtesy of Transgressive

01 Manu Chao ‘Clandestino’ feat Calypso Rose From Clandestino/BloodyBorderon Because Music The folk-punk troubadour celebrates Clandestino’s 20th anniversary with a reissue and this cracking title-track reworking featuring Calypso Rose. See p63

11 Chris Thi le & Edgar Meyer ‘ Tarnation’ (4:08) Bass & Mandolin ( Nonesuch) & © 2014 Nonesuch Records Inc. Courtesy of Nonesuch

01 Manu Chao ‘Clandestino’ (feat Calypso Rose) (2:45) Clandestin o (Because Music) & © 2019 Because Music. Courtesy of Because Music

JOHN HEGLEY’S PLAYLIST

TOP OF THE WORLD SELECTION

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

06 Ben Walker ‘The Island’ feat Bella Hardy From Echo on Folkroom Records In this track from Ben Walker’s first solo album, the dexterous guitarist accompanies the dulcet tones of folk singer Bella Hardy. See p56

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02 KOKOKO! ‘Likolo’ From Fongola on Transgressive Records With their collection of percussion and DIY electronics (plus synths from producer Débruit), Kinshasa collective KOKOKO! turn layers of harsh noise into a compelling and danceable mix. See p46

03 Lula Galvão ‘Maracangalha’ From Alegria de Viveron Jazzline Often the sideman, Galvão steps into the spotlight with an album of solo acoustic guitar pieces influenced by the greats of samba, bossa nova and jazz and enhanced with his own virtuosic touches. See p48 04 Tinariwen ‘Taqkal Tarha’ From Amadjaron Wedge/PIAS Tinariwen take their Touareg blues sound back to the desert, recording this album in a tent in the Mauritanian Sahara. This track features guest Micah Nelson (son of Willie) on mandolin. See p47

07 Guo Gan Trio ‘Gobi Desert’ From Gobi Desert on Felmay China and Turkey meet in Central Asia, as Guo Gan’s erhu (spike fiddle) sings along with Emre Gültekin’s bağlama (lute), together tracing a musical path along the historic Silk Road. See p64

08 Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet ‘Walking’ From Metamodal on ECM Take a stroll through the sound world of this quartet of lyra, piano, bass and drums, as they set languid jazz lines against eastern Mediterranean melodies. See p54

09 Rowan Rheingans ‘Lines’ From The Lines We Draw Togetheron Red Dress Records Here, multi-instrumentalist Rowan Rheingans reflects on dancing as a form of cultural history: ‘In folk dance we make the lines that people have been making for hundreds of years.’ See p53

05 Derya YıldırIm & Grup Şimşek ‘Üç Kız Bir Ana’ From KarYağaron Bongo Joe From a pan-European band led by the Turkish singer and saz player, this album delves into the contemporary, psychedelic side of Anatolian folk music. See p60

10 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party ‘Allah Ho Allah Ho’ From Live at WOMAD 1985 on Real World Records The qawwali king opens his very first WOMAD performance with his signature song, starting what was to become a long and exciting relationship. See p59

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