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WAVING, NOT DROWNING
June Tabor’s latest album has a sea theme. And then there’s another Oyster collaboration coming up astern. Colin Irwin settles among the household menagerie with notepad.


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Photos: Judith Burrows
 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 333, March 2011

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!
COMPETITION
Win ‘80s World Music Classics here!
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: Italy’s Nidi d’Arac, rising English folk guitarist Blair Dunlop, Liar Liar man Captain Ska, native American bluesman Pura Fe’, Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura, and The Dhol Foundation & Imagined Village’s Johnny Kalsi in our Rocket Launcher.
WAVING, NOT DROWNING
June Tabor’s latest album has a sea theme. And then there’s another Oyster collaboration coming up astern. Colin Irwin settles among the household menagerie with notepad.
AFRO CUBE ROOTS
The long history of musical exchanges between Mali and Cuba has culminated in the recent AfroCubism project. Andy Morgan traces the story from Che Guevara to World Circuit.
VOICE OF GALICIA
With her unique mix of voice, traditional instruments and electronica, Mercedes Peón’s dynamic one-woman show is spectacular. Andrew Cronshaw catches up.
AZERBAIJANI ACES
There are few voices more thrilling in action than those of Alim Qasimov and his daughter Fargana Qasimova. Ken Hunt talks to the incredible duo and their regular collaborator, David Harrington of Kronos Quartet.
ALPHORN MAVERICK
Hans Kennel mixes jazz improvisation and traditional tunes on an instrument he’s helped make respectable. Jon Lusk travels to Switzerland to meet him.
FOLK DOWN UNDER
After a 2010 visit that took in both the National and Fairbridge Festivals, Andrew Cronshaw reports back on his first impressions of the Australian folk scene.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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