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fRoots 20

fROOTS #20 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR235/236 (January/February 2003)


  1. YOUSSOU N'DOUR: GENNE/ FOR THOSE DISPLACED
    Senegal's great voice, from what many say is his best album to date.
  2. KRISTI STASSINOPOULOU: AMORGOS PASSAGE
    Tales of the islands as Greek music hits a strong new direction.
  3. CHUMBAWAMBA: JACOB'S LADDER
    Harry Cox and Davy Graham meet some catchy agit-pop
  4. CHEBLI: NADHIRI
    Gorgeous new sounds in twarab music from the Indian Ocean's Comores.
  5. EUGENIO BENNATO: CHE IL MEDITERRANEO SIA
    Pan-Mediterranean music rooted in ancient southern Italian traditions.
  6. ELIZA CARTHY: PRETTY PLOUGHBOY
    The crown princess of English music makes an astonishingly mature album.
  7. BEMBEYA JAZZ: SABOU
    From Guinea, the fabulous return of one of the best bands ever.
  8. HASNA EL BECHARIA: HAKMET LAKDAR
    Startlingly good Algerian Gnawa woman singer and guimbri player.
  9. OYSTERBAND: UNCOMMERCIAL SONG
    England's grittiest ethnoblasters hit form for their 25th anniversary.
  10. SUI VESAN: POZNANIE
    The strong voice of a Slovak singer who fell foul of the old regime.
  11. POLO MONTANEZ: YO TENGO MI BABALAO
    Old time Cuban country musician who came to fame via Colombia.
  12. KOEZY: MA LIBERTÉ
    Some storming Malagasy salegy from the hot new all-girl band in town.
  13. JIM MORAY: LEMADY
    New Britfolk voice making waves; Oyster Big Session tour imminent.
  14. DUOUD: ZANZIBAR
    Tunisia's Smadj and Algeria's Mehdi Haddab push the oud onwards.
  15. MARKUS JAMES: GOIN' HOME
    The ambience of the blues takes its influence from Mali.
  16. AVALON: MUIÑEIRA DE FERMIN
    Five-piece female band from Galicia mixing up fine roots pop.
  17. APANUI: TAKU PU
    One of the visionaries of contemporary Maori music, produced by Wai.
  18. TANYA TAGAQ: ILGOK
    Inuit throat singer who caused a big stir on Charlie Gillett's show.
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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