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In issue 13 we focus on two fantastic female talents; Estrella Morente and Pina Kollars, who are both releasing exciting debut albums on the Real World label for Spring 2002. We?ve got articles about both from Jan Fairley and Jane Cornwell.

Long time Peter Gabriel fan Mic Smith had the opportunity of a personal interview with Peter this year, where they had a wide-ranging discussion about Peter's musical history and current activities. He has written a piece for us about Peter's re-mastered solo albums which will also be released in the Spring of 2002.

WOMAD USA, which took place in Marymoor Park near Seattle, also featured a rare PG live performance which we cover along with the rest of the news from WOMAD around the world. Annie Menter of The WOMAD Foundation has also provided an evocative piece on her experience of meeting Madosini, a unique musical talent, in South Africa this year.

As always there is more Peter Gabriel news, fresh releases, a round up of what?s happening on the web site, and much more. I hope you'll enjoy the feast of new music and writing in this issue as much as we do.

Fran Brooks

Editor