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WASULU GOES CITY STYLE
Ancient and modern, advice and entertainment mix in the music of Oumou Sangare. Katharina Lobeck Kane hits Bamako at New Year to witness the Malian megastar in action.

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Here's what's in fRoots No. 309, March 2009

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…
COMPETITION
Win Bellowhead DVDs
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: The Distribution & Retail Crunch, pan-Balkan trio Belgmagi, Irish squeezebox queen Sharon Shannon and singer/songwriter Siobhán O'Brien, Young Folk Awards winners Megan & Joe Henwood, Marseille collective Watcha Clan, Gotan's Afro-Peruvian spinoff Radiokijada, and Argentina's Chango Spasiuk in the Rocket Launcher.
WASULU GOES CITY STYLE
Ancient and modern, advice and entertainment mix in the music of Oumou Sangare. Katharina Lobeck Kane hits Bamako at New Year to witness the Malian megastar in action.
THE DRONES CLUB
Hotel Palindrone are challenging people’s expectations of Austrian music with their outward looking multi-instrumental line-up. Elizabeth Kinder pins them down for a philosophical natter.
DOWNUNDERING
A vibrant first Australasian World Music Expo took place in a chilly Melbourne in November 2008. Jane Cornwell got the jet lag for fRoots.
AMERICAN CIRCUS
Curtis Eller, New York City’s self-styled ‘angriest yodelling banjo player’, talks history, Elvis and assassins with Ian Kearey.
STONED FOLK…
It’s the very first rock music – in fact musical instruments don’t come any older. Mike Adcock heads for Vietnam in search of lithophones.
REMBETIKA ROADS
On the Greek island of Syros there’s a taverna inhabited by the ghost of rembetika legend Márkos Vamvakáris. Mike Cooper unfolds the personal tale of how it took him twenty five years to get there…
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon boosts the morris.
CELEBRITY CORNER
Andrew Lloyd Webber reviews Jim Moray's Low Culture, as told to Gordon Neill. Maybe.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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