New issue preview: July (#109)


A Sufi Stance; we catch up with the Senegalese veteran at home in Dakar and chat to the singer about his spiritual antidote to hardline Islam.

Other features include Buena Vista’s Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo as they continue their farewell tour; Criolo, the hugely popular Brazilian rapper and singer, reveals that he almost didn’t record his second album; a Beginner’s Guide to Dominican music star Juan Luis Guerra; plus the latest album, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.

The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Seckou Keita, Dele Sosimi and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, plus a playlist from soul singer Joss Stone, who talks about her ambitious Total World Tour.

On sale in the UK from June 12. Click here to purchase your copy now.