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fRoots 13

fROOTS #13 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR194/195 (August/September 1999)


  1. SNAKEFARM: RISING SUN
    American traditional folk enters 21st century with one mighty bound.
  2. NATACHA ATLAS: BAHLAM
    The great Transglobal voice wails just like an Egyptian.
  3. GERRY O'CONNOR: FIELDS OF RHYTHM
    Former 4 Men & Dog-person takes Irish banjo beyond the limits.
  4. MAGGIE HOLLAND: A PLACE CALLED ENGLAND
    Possibly the last great English song of the 20th century
  5. LAIS: 'T SMIDJE
    New folk rock from the brand leaders of the Belgian roots revival.
  6. SHWETA JHAVERI: TO THE SPRING
    The amazing vocal improvisations of a new name in Hindustani music.
  7. THE BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND: GUR NALON ISHK MITHA
    UK bhangra brass band version of a Punjabi trad film hit (it says here!)
  8. ORIGINAL HARMONY RIDGE CREEK DIPPERS: OWEN'S VALLEY DAY
    Mark Olson, Victoria Williams and their attractively laid-back pals.
  9. KANDIA KOUYATE: SAMBAYAYA
    Mali's most stellar voice in about-time-too Euro CD debut scenario!
  10. BERKLEJDY: WALC NIEBIESKI
    Polish country dance music takes a new leap forward.
  11. YAT-KHA: KHEMCHIM
    The wonders of the human throat from the cutting edge of Tuva.
  12. PETE MORTON: THE BANKS OF THE SWEET DUNDEE
    Outstanding UK songwriter makes outstanding CD of trad. songs!
  13. MOSE FAN FAN: MALIMBA
    Somo Somo/TPOK Jazz guitar man goes unplugged.
  14. MARY STAUNTON: CAILLEACH AN AIRGID/AN ROGAIRE DUBH
    Squeezeboxer joined by Alec Finn & Frankie Lane on tunes from her dad.
  15. HEDNINGARNA: MITÄ MINÄ
    Latest from this Swedish/Finnish band is a Karelian music project.
  16. BACHUÉ: THE BIRKEN TREE
    Traditional song gets some Scottish jazz attitude.
  17. ROMICA PUCEANU & ENSEMBLE: VANTULE, BATAIA TA
    Truly staggering playing and singing from the late Romanian singer and her band.
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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