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fRoots 29

fROOTS #29 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR290/291 (August/September 2007)


  1. DEVON SPROULE: THE WELL DRESSED SON TO HIS SWEETHEART
    The first American artist we’ve wanted to put on our cover this century!
  2. ZJANSIYOUM HENOK: WERREDECH
    The very funky sound of a Stockholm-based Ethiopian singer.
  3. ATHENA: INSIDE OUT
    Gorgeous voice and subtle Greek influence of an outstanding songwriter.
  4. LAU: HINBA
    Britfolk supergroup of the year: Kris Drever, Martin Green, Aidan O’Rourke.
  5. MAYRA ANDRADE: LUA
    Preview of a talented young singer from Cape Verde, making waves.
  6. ANDY PALACIO & THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE: MIAMI
    Fabulous live too: deeply rooted in the Garifuna culture of Belize.
  7. MARTIN SIMPSON: THE LAKES OF CHAMPLAIN
    30 years of recording and this could be his all-round best yet.
  8. TRILOK GURTU/ARKE STRING QUARTET: NANDA (TO MY MOTHER)
    East meets Med as the Indian percussionist links up with Italian improvisers.
  9. LO CÒR DE LA PLANA: LA NOVIOTA
    Exhilarating Occitan sounds from Marseille’s revolutionary a capella gang.
  10. MERCEDES PEÓN: AICHÉ
    Galician wildness led by Mercedes’ percussion, bagpipes, vocals and more.
  11. ELIZA CARTHY: TWO TEARS
    An exclusive preview of her forthcoming album of original songs.
  12. FERYAL ÖNEY: AYNALI KÖRÜK
    Solo outing for the Anatolian singer from Turkey’s Kardes Turkuler.
  13. BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA: ANDRA’S SONG
    Bringing Mali’s little traditional ngoni lute to the virtuoso forefront.
  14. GNAWA COLLECTIF: BANGORO
    Desert blues from a special assembly of great Moroccan voices.
  15. RACHEL UNTHANK & THE WINTERSET: BLUE BLEEZIN’ BLIND DRUNK
    New directions in Britfolk from a fast rising northern quartet.
  16. SHENG XIANG: PLANTING TREES
    Taiwanese singer/songwriter with Okinawa’s Takashi Hirayasu on sanshin.
  17. THE GLOWORMS: BATTERED HAKE/JOHN O’GROATS
    The hottest little English ceilidh band in the land.
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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