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fRoots 30

fROOTS #30 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR295/296 (January/February 2008)


  1. JUSTIN ADAMS & JULDEH CAMARA: YA TA KAAYA
    The Wayward Sheikh meets the Gambian riti master
  2. BELLA HARDY: ALL THINGS ARE QUITE SILENT
    Assured debut from one of the best of the new singers of English trad.
  3. YOUSSOU N’DOUR: SAMA GAMMU
    Senegal’s superstar looks to northern roots, and features Bassekou Kouyate’s ngoni.
  4. CHUMBAWAMBA: ADD ME
    Those self proclaimed “impostors in the world of folk” with a creepy tale of our times.
  5. ÖZLEM TANER: BASINA DÖNDÜGÜM
    From a debut album of imaginative adventures in Turkish roots music.
  6. THE MEKONS: WHITE STONE DOOR
    English institution celebrating their 30th with possibly their finest album.
  7. NAWAL: KWELI II
    Gorgeous sound of a traditionally rooted songwriter from the Comores.
  8. LINDA THOMPSON: WHISKY, BOB COPPER AND ME
    How could we resist a song about these subjects, with Eliza and Martin Carthy too!
  9. MOR KARBASI: ROSA/THE ROSE
    Watch out for this wonderful London-based Ladino singer in 2008!
  10. TARIKA BÉ: HIGHER
    A catchy first hearing of the new band emerging from the Tarika of old.
  11. TYMON DOGG & THE QUIKENING: GUANTANAMO
    Still out there doing it after all these years, one of the great English originals.
  12. ORCHESTRA BAOBAB: PAPE NDIAYE
    Senegal’s legendary band make a welcome return to the studio.
  13. SA DINGDING: HOLY INCENSE (CHINESE VERSION)
    The beautiful sounds of a major new artist from China.
  14. SHEILA CHANDRA & CHRIS WOOD: THE WELCOME SAILOR
    English trad in the multicultural 21st century.
  15. ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS: ALIEN CEILIDH
    Scottish fiddler’s latest attractive outing with American cellist.
  16. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER: BAD SPIRITS (BANI)
    The US jazz singer goes to Mali, on this track featuring Kasse Mady.
  17. MODDATHIR ABOUL WAFA: SAMAA HOS
    Egyptian master oud player and his superb orchestra.
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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