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CROSSING THE CULTURAL DESERT
Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara & Salah Dawson Miller are the Anglo-African blues mix made in heaven, setting the scene on fire with their debut CD. Jamie Renton does a career check.

Adams, Camara, Miller
Photos: Judith Burrows
 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 297, March 2008

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 more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled!
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: storyteller Duncan Williamson; Palestine's Trio Joubran; Czech Republic's Ridina Ahmedová; original Fairport singer Judy Dyble; England's Horses Brawl; A.L. Lloyd
ANDY PALACIO R.I.P.
Radio 3’s Lucy Duran pays tribute to the musician from Belize who was taken from us on January 19th, having been given the 2007 Womex Award and judged the Americas winner in the 2008 Awards For World Music.
CROSSING THE CULTURAL DESERT
Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara & Salah Dawson Miller are the Anglo-African blues mix made in heaven, setting the scene on fire with their debut CD. Jamie Renton does a career check.
MOR PLEASE
Now based in London, Ladino singer Mor Karbasi is on the verge of career lift-off, with her debut album out any minute now. Elizabeth Kinder tries really hard to be unimpressed, but fails spectacularly!
KALAN THEORY
Turkey’s Kalan label has produced three extraordinary debuts by strong modern women singers working out of local roots, the latest being Özlem Taner. Nick Hobbs talks to the artist and the label about their projects.
SQUIGGLY SONGS
Martha Tilston tried to avoid folk music but it got her regardless. Colin Irwin meets a conversationalist…
MISSISSIPPI NOW
The blues is still alive in its spiritual home, courtesy of musicians like Robert Belfour, T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown and Lightnin’ Malcolm. Dave Peabody took recording device and camera to deepest Spitalfields…
FOREVER SEEKING
Iranian singer Mamak Khadem’s first solo album goes on a quest through the old musics of the Middle East and its historical neighbours, but is beautifully contemporary too. Cheryl McEnaney explores…
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon does porridge…
CELEBRITY CORNER
Michael Winner reviews The Sound Of The World 2007, as told to Gordon Neill. Maybe.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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