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IT’S JUNGLE CUMBIA FEVER
The Cumbia All Stars are exactly that – veterans of the bands behind Peru’s psychedelic surf guitar roots explosion of the 1960s and ’70s. Elizabeth Kinder hears about the cumbia revival.

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The Cumbia All Stars (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here’s what’s in the November 2014 issue of fRoots, No. 377
 
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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 51
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: Cypriot trio Monsieur Doumani, Cape Verde’s Ferro Gaita, La Reunion’s Maya Kamaty, English festival favourites Coco & The Butterfields and new supergroup Simpson Cutting & Kerr, Rwanda’s The Good Ones and Scotland’s Ewan McLennan answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
IT’S JUNGLE CUMBIA FEVER
The Cumbia All Stars are exactly that – veterans of the bands behind Peru’s psychedelic surf guitar roots explosion of the 1960s and ’70s. Elizabeth Kinder hears about the cumbia revival.
BRIGHT LIGHT WRITE
Richard Thompson, now official national treasure, discusses his art of songwriting with Colin Irwin
WOMAD WINNER!
It was among the best ever Womad festivals, and the first to sell out at the bigger Charlton Park site. 40,000 Womadists can’t be wrong! Sarah Coxson listened to the world, while Judith Burrows took its pictures.
OKINAWA REVISITED
Okinawan music has faded from the spotlight in recent times, but they’re making a concerted push at this year’s Womex. Paul Fisher gives us an update.
ALLNIGHT FEVER
The centre of the universe for British ‘contemporary’ folk, blues and beyond was a cellar at 49 Greek Street, Soho. Ian Anderson celebrates the 50th anniversary of those heady days and nights of Les Cousins.
THE RUSSIAN BEAT
Otava Yo are one of the few bands taking Russian post-folk roots music to the world – and they’re showcasing at Womex. Nick Hobbs takes a trip to St. Petersburg to get an advance look at what they’re all about.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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