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THE RETRO-MODERNIST
Devon Sproule’s new take on timeless music is a breath of fresh air blowing in from Virginia – making her the first US artist we’ve wanted to put on our cover this century! Elizabeth Kinder serves the coffee and quotes.

Devon Sproule
Photos: Judith Burrows
 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 289, July 2007

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts.
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and publications - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled!
ROOTING ABOUT
What’s happening: packed pages of festivals, gigs, tours, dances, radio, CDs and all kinds of roots-related stuff. The most you’ll find anywhere…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: The Watersons at the Albert Hall, gospel/soul queen Mavis Staples, Radio Tarifa's Benjamin Escoriza, blues paradise Red Lick Records, Temple Of Sound's Neil Sparkes, and La Talvera’s Daniel Loddo in the Rocket Launcher.
THE RETRO-MODERNIST
Devon Sproule’s new take on timeless music is a breath of fresh air blowing in from Virginia – making her the first US artist we’ve wanted to put on our cover this century! Elizabeth Kinder serves the coffee and quotes. Photos: Judith Burrows.
UNTHANKFULLY
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset have been making great leaps forward and Colin Irwin is impressed!
LÔ AND BEHOLD
He’s the mystery man of Senegalese music, still trademarked by a song he first recorded in 1979. Katharina Kane finally pins down Ismael Lô.
TRUST A HIPPIE
...or 17 Hippies indeed. Ken Hunt extols the virtues of Berlin’s finest, if worst named, world music big band.
EVERYTHING'S OK
Congolese guitar veteran Dizzy Mandjeku is keeping the flame alive for Congo’s classic rumba big bands of the Franco era with the Odemba OK Jazz All Stars. Jon Lusk hears Dizzy’s story.
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Hugh Lupton’s projects with Chris Wood are a fine example of a growing interface between storytelling and music. Chris Nickson takes a look and listen.
WORLD FAMOUS
It’s 20 years since a bunch of activists labelled a box to help sell records. Elizabeth Kinder looks back on two decades of runaway success and waves a couple of fingers at the whingers. Happy birthday, world music!
BIFF
Our exclusive cartoon delves further into the history of dance…
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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