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THE NEW POWER TRIO OF MALI
There’s a bit of a dynasty thing going on with Trio Da Kali, as well as astonishing musicianship and vocals. Elizabeth Kinder talks heritage.

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Here's what's in the June 2015 issue of fRoots, No. 384
 
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THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column. Read it here
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping’s monthly column. Read it here
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder’s monthly column. Read it here
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts. Sample them here
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled! We’ve got some here for you to read now
ROOTING ABOUT
What's happening: packed pages of festivals, gigs, tours, radio, CDs and all kinds of roots-related stuff. The most you'll find anywhere…
fROOTS 54
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: intriguing new UK band Dark Northumbrian, Iranian duo Niyaz, Finland’s Suvi Oskala, Justin Adams and Mauro Durante about participating in the Taranta Project, Manchester’s Woodbine & Ivy Band; stringed bowls maker Tobias Kaye, Shropshire’s Janie Mitchell, and Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
THE NEW POWER TRIO OF MALI
There’s a bit of a dynasty thing going on with Trio Da Kali, as well as astonishing musicianship and vocals. Elizabeth Kinder talks heritage.
THE CARDIFF EFFECT
No out-of-tune dead Americans, no embarrassing thesps and MPs, lots of good music. Surely this can’t be the Folk Awards? Tim Chipping packs away his satire pen, Judith Burrows takes pics.
IT’S ALL SEVENS
She’s been a busy girl, that Bella Hardy, what with making albums and learning how to ski. Tim Chipping applies the metaphors.
CONGO ASTRONAUTS
Nobody was expecting a band like Mbongwana Star to emerge from the wreckage of Staff Benda Bilili. Andy Morgan hears the inspired story.
IN THE TRADITION
The Musical Traditions web site and label are among the great roots music resources. Jo Breeze hears their story from proprietor Rod Stradling.
ALL SKIFFLED OUT
The late 1950s saw the skiffle craze fade and the birth of the British folk club movement. In the first of a three-parter on the decade from 1957, Colin Irwin rifles the pages of the music press for the story up to 1961.
FAMILY VAMVAKARIS
On the eve of a major concert at London’s Barbican to celebrate the Greek rembetika legend Markos Vamvakaris, Elisavet Sotiriadou talks to some of the participants.
STRING BAND QUEST
The Boat Band’s Greg Stephens went in search of the lost fiddlers of the Grenadines.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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