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CONTENTS

20 Alostmen

V i n i c i u s

X a v i e r

40 Mateus Aleluia

79 Hannah James

S a s h a

O s a k a

UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 09 Bonus CD:

Global Sounds from Switzerland 12 What’s New 17 Folk Focus 19 Spotlight:

Jenny Sturgeon 20 Introducing...

Alostmen & Ayom 22 Simon Says 23 Letters

72 Habib Koité

72 Habib Koité

FEATURES 24 Mariza & Amália

Honouring the Queen of Fado with a new album 30 Cosmo Sheldrake

Turning to the skies for feathered inspiration 34 Rachel Newton

Harpist and singer finds new methods of musicmaking in COVID times 36 Pauanne

The Finnish folk trio who are mining the archives 40 Mateus Aleluia

The Brazilian singer reconnecting with Africa

The Brazilian singer reconnecting with Africa

REVIEWS 44 Africa 46 Americas 50 Europe 57 Asia 59 Pacific 60 Fusion 64 Books 65 Classical & Jazz 66 World Cinema 68 Live reviews and gig listings

REGULARS

70 My World:

Jackie Morris 72 Beginner’s Guide to Habib Koité 75 Quickfire 77 Dispatch from

Bamako, Mali 79 My Instrument:

Hannah James 81 Soapbox 82 Essential 10:

2020 Folk Albums

M a r g o t

C a n t o n L a m o u s s e

“It’s taken a horrific worldwide pandemic of insane proportions to make me realise that it was all quantity and little quality with my listening habits” James Catchpole rediscovers the joys of deep listening during lockdown, see p81

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