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You might have first encountered Çigdem Aslan on our Looking For A New England 2 CD a few years ago. Since then she’s become, well, major. Jamie Renton catches up.

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Here's what's in the December 2014 issue of fRoots, No. 378
 
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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…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: West Africa’s Debademba, England’s Dovetail Trio, Denmark’s Habadekuk, Transglobal and Imagined Village sitarist Sheema Mukherjee, Iceland’s Tradition For Tomorrow, Ireland’s Mórga, a promoter’s thinkette about ticket prices, and Belize’s Aurelio in the Rocket Launcher.
EASTERN MEDITERRENGLAND
You might have first encountered Çigdem Aslan on our Looking For A New England 2 CD a few years ago. Since then she’s become, well, major. Jamie Renton catches up.
GADARENE STORM
Four West Country blokes, a London folk whirlwind and a file full of curious old tunes make Saturday night alright for dancing. Ian Anderson does Gadarene field research.
SILENCED VOICES
Mahsa & Marjan Vardat are not allowed to sing in public in their native Iran. Zuzana Novak catches them making up for it on a Womad stage.
SOUTHERN CROSS
New Orleans-based Rising Appalachia – Leah & Chloe Smith – make a tribal blend of many kinds of old roots music, hip hop, soul and beyond, with a big underground following in the USA. Devon Leger investigates.
DISSENTING VOICE
That’s quite a story you’ve got there, Naomi Bedford. Elizabeth Kinder is all overawed.
FOLKNIKS GO WEST
The Cornish folk scene of the 1960s was the honeypot for the On The Road generation, where many national stars cut their performing teeth. Steve Hunt was far too young to have been there, but wishes he had been…
RADCLIFFE HIGHWAY
Mark Radcliffe, presenter of BBC Radio 2’s mainstream Folk Show does actually have some form, reveals Colin Irwin.
SALTING IT AWAY
A bit of jazz, a bit of classical and lots of tradition go into noteworthy Scottish quartet Salt House. Clare Button traps them in a wine bar. It’s a tough job, but…
A MAN OF STEEL
The extraordinary times and talents of Alfred Hollis Randell – Kealoha Life, English multi-instrumentalist and polyglot – as told to Mike Cooper back in 1989.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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