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34 Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

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26 Spiers & Boden

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UPFRONT 06 Top of the World CD 08 What’s New 13 Obituaries 14 Folk Focus 15 Spotlight:

Xochimoki 16 Introducing...

Arushi Jain & Balimaya Project 18 Simon Says 19 Letters

FEATURES 20 Buena Vista

Social Club Celebrating 25 years of a world music phenomenon 26 Spiers & Boden

Famed folk duo look on life’s brighter side 30 Bağlama in Berlin

Chronicling the German capital’s lute revolution 34 Justin Adams &

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Mauro Durante Let the power of trance compel you 38 Joachim Cooder

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Mbira ace with Macon on the mind

“At the age of four I was transfixed by my dad’s drummer.

I’d climb into his drum kit and watch him play with his eyes closed, when he’d open them he’d see this little face peering up”

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REVIEWS 42 Africa 44 Americas 50 Europe 55 Asia 57 Middle East 58 Fusion 62 Books 63 Classical & Jazz 64 World Cinema 67 Live Reviews

REGULARS 68 My World:

Malik Al Nasir 70 Beginner’s Guide to

Alim Qasimov 73 Quickfire 75 My Instrument:

Aga Ujma & her sasando 77 Gig Guide 82 Essential 10:

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Social Club Omara Portuondo

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