Song of Contagion: Music and Science Unite

From June 13-17, Wilton’s Music Hall will be taken over by an alliance between music and science in Song of Contagion East London’s Grand Union Orchestra are set to unite music and science in a brand new project this June. A week of events taking place in Wilton’s Music Hall, London will explore the relationship […]

Introducing…Kefaya

Jo Frost speaks to Al MacSween and Giuliano Modarelli, the driving force behind the London collective who are on an upward trajectory Kefaya will be appearing at the Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place on June 2. Click here to buy tickets. Good things come to those that wait. That seems to be the case […]

Sam Lee interview: “It’s wonderful taking folk music slap bang into Piccadilly”

(photo by Alex Harvey-Brown) This interview is an extract from the June 2017 (#128) issue of Songlines. To read the full interview order a copy of the edition at: www.songlines.co.uk/subs As Sam Lee brings his Norwegian-British sound-jam Vindauga to this year’s Songlines Encounters Festival and pushes folk onto the big screen in Guy Ritchie’s new film, […]

New single from Rio Mira: ‘Román Román’

Listen to a new single from an exciting new collective of musicians celebrating their shared heritage, and bridging borders to re-affirm neglected traditions Rio Mira is a new collective of musicians from Ecuador and Colombia, fronted by Karla Kanora (pictured above). Based in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, the project is committed to recognising the musical history of the […]

Interview: Bollywood Brass Band and Jyotsna Srikanth

Simon Broughton talks to the Bollywood Brass Band and Jyotsna Srikanth about their collaborative project “No, violin and brass aren’t regular partners,” laughs Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth. “They’re more like enemies in fact!” But they seem to have got round the animosity as trumpet, sax and trombone step forward to throw out punchy solos, answered […]

Ricardo Ribeiro – A Curious Fadista

Ricardo Ribeiro sings fado enriched by his flamenco and Arabic leanings. Gonçalo Frota speaks to the singer prior to his UK solo concert debut Ricardo Ribeiro will perform at Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place on June 1. Click here to buy tickets. There is something about Ricardo Ribeiro that makes you feel convinced he’s channelling several lives through the words […]