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CONTENTS

23 Spiro

Y o r k T i l l y e r

19 Guiss Guiss Bou Bess

M a r t i n

K o e n i g

30 Bulgarian sound portraits

B e c S t u p a k

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 What’s New 16 Folk Focus 18 I ntroducing...

Farafi & Guiss Guiss Bou Bess 20 Simon Says 21 Letters 23 Spotlight: Spiro

& Synergy Vocals 24 Songlines Encounters

Festival 2020

87 Indrė

87 Indrė

Jurgelevičiūtė

Jurgelevičiūtė

FEATURES 26 Anoushka Shankar

On life, love and music 30 Sound Portraits from Bulgaria A vanished world 34 Siti of Unguja

The mother of Zanzibari taarab and her legacy 38 The Wolf of Baghdad

Bringing the Iraqi city’s heyday back to life 40 A Guide to

Throat Singing

An in-depth look at

An in-depth look at the Mongolian and Tuvan traditions the Mongolian and Tuvan traditions

REVIEWS 48 Africa 52 Americas 56 Europe 62 Asia 63 Pacific 64 Fusion 69 Classical & Jazz 70 World Cinema 72 Live Reviews

REGULARS

74 My World: ESKA 77 Postcard from

Beijing, China 78 Beginner’s Guide to Bebel Gilberto 80 Festival Pass:

TD Sunfest 83 Dispatch from

Dublin, Ireland 85 Quickfire 87 My Instrument:

Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė 89 Gig Guide 97 Soapbox 98 Essential 10: Throat

Singing Albums

“I invite you to consider how “I invite you to consider how “ your own worldview might

“I invite you to consider how your own worldview might influence what you expect to be ‘indigenous music’”

influence what you expect to be ‘indigenous music’”

Read Dene-Canadian singer Leela Gilday’s Soapbox on p97

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