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fRoots 14

fROOTS #14 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR199/200 (January/February 2000)


  1. TAJ MAHAL & TOUMANI DIABATE: QUEEN BEE
    Timeless new/old music where the blues meets its living ancestors. From the fRoots Critics' Poll album of 1999.
  2. HUONG THANH: ONE RIVER, TWO STREAMS
    Vietnamese singer (arranged by Nguyên Lê) pushing the cross-cultural boundaries.
  3. THE POSH BAND: DUKE OF CORNWALL'S REEL
    Proper-job English dance music from one of the best new old-style bands around.
  4. BISSO NA BISSO: AFRICA BY NIGHT
    The French-based Congolese hip-hoppers who won this year's KORA award.
  5. JULIE MURPHY: POLLY VAUGHAN
    The major new UK folk voice of recent years, with that chap M. Simpson.
  6. FRIFOT: FÖRGÄVES/VINDLAREN
    A.k.a. Ale Möller, Per Gudmundson & Lena Willemark: Sweden's finest.
  7. ISSA BAGAYOGO: MADOMBA
    The Malian chap they call "Techno Issa" with the contemporary Wassoulou angle.
  8. SALLY TIMMS: CRY CRY CRY
    Mekons frontperson puts her cool English vocal mark on a J. Cash classic.
  9. YASUBA JUN & AN-CHAN PROJECT: AMAGOI BUSHI
    Haunting Okinawan-style music from occasional member of Shisars.
  10. TONY ROSE: 'TWAS ON ONE APRIL MORNING
    The welcome return of a mighty singer from the lost decade of English folk.
  11. SUSANA SEIVANE: FONSAGRADA
    Fast-rising young Galician gaita (bagpipe) player.
  12. ARGAN: TAKATE
    The CD title, South Moroccan Motor Berber, defines the sound, but just when did Matty Groves get to Morrocco?!
  13. HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS: BAD BOY
    Legendary '60s US duo, re-formed if not reformed, in classic style.
  14. DARMADAR: IL PREGHIERA
    Neapolitan Sufi trance/dub explorations in Italian and Arabic...
  15. THE INNOCENCE MISSION: WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
    Sweet-voiced Karen Peris leads a beautiful slice of contemporary acoustic.
  16. NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN: REEL DU PENDU
    Stomping fiddle/bouzouki from the hot young Anglo/Australian duo.
  17. DJ CHEB I SABBAH: KESSE KESSE
    California-based Algerian DJ in Asian music fusion project. Small world!
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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