The December issue (#153) issue of Songlines is now on sale. The cover feature artist this issue is the powerhouse singer from Cuba, Daymé Arocena. Other features include an interview with Macha, bandleader of Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo; percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger and cellist Abel Selaocoe talk about their passion for rhythm; a Beginner’s Guide to the queen of fado, Amália Rodrigues, plus all the latest news, event listings and CD, book and world cinema reviews. The Top of the World album this issue includes Pat Thomas, Black String, Cimarrón and Llio Rhydderch, as well as an exclusive playlist compiled by the Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour, featuring music by Salif Keita, Daara J, Dip Doundou Guiss and others. We also have a bonus trach this issue of the winning remix in our David Attenborough Songlines Remix Competition.