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Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in Trafalgar Square

CONTENTS

34 Cimarrón

82 Festival Pass

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26 Music and the Climate Crisis

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 What’s New 14 Folk Focus 16 WOMEX 2019 18 Introducing... Mishra and Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou 20 Simon Says 21 Letters 23 Spotlight:

Hamid Sakhizada

Hamid Sakhizada

FEATURES 24 Best Albums of 2019

We round up our top ten albums from the year 26 Music & the

Climate Crisis Artists who are tackling the issue head on 32 Songlines Music

Awards 2019 The latest winners 34 Cimarrón

Th e Colombian group who are bringing joropo music to the world

19 Asmâa Hamzaoui

REVIEWS 44 Africa 48 Americas 52 Europe 59 Middle East 61 Pacific 62 Fusion 67 Books 69 Classical & Jazz 70 World Cinema 72 Live Reviews

‘I’ve never had the courage

I’ve never had the courage to make music in protest of anything before... [these are] songs that celebrate the jungles of our planet and the beasts that live to make music in protest of anything before... [these are] songs that celebrate the jungles of our planet and the beasts that live within them’ Read more about Soumik Datta’s

Read more about Soumik Datta’s

Jangal project on p20

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REGULARS

76 My World:

Petroc Trelawny 79 Postcard from

Northern Labrador 80 Beginner’s Guide to Dervish 82 Festival Pass:

Amsterdam Roots 85 Dispatch from Belo

Horizonte, Brazil 87 Quickfire 89 My Instrument:

89 My Instrument:

Ivan Bobot 91 Gig Guide 98 Overseas Festivals 101 Soapbox 102 Essential 10:

Ivan Bobot 91 Gig Guide 98 Overseas Festivals 101 Soapbox 102 Essential 10: Climate

Conscious Artists

Conscious Artists

20 Soumik

20 Soumik

Datta

Datta

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ISSUE 154 › SONGLINES

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