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THE LIFE AND SOUL OF MALOYA
he deceptively eccentric appearance of La Réunion’s Danyel Waro disguises one of the world’s most soulful singers and committed musical activists. Andy Morgan engaged him in conversation: Judith Burrows took pics.

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This month’s issue

Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 341/342, November/December 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!
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 37
The latest in our series of sought-after compilations, which you can download to enjoy on your computer or mp3 player or burn to CD – the download includes artwork for a slimline case and label.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: Poland’s Etho Port Poznan and Samarkand’s Sharq Taronalari festivals, young English singer Ruth Notman, UK-based Peruvian flautist Mauricio Velasierra and national treasure Lu Edmonds answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
THE LIFE AND SOUL OF MALOYA
The deceptively eccentric appearance of La Réunion’s Danyel Waro disguises one of the world’s most soulful singers and committed musical activists. Andy Morgan engaged him in conversation: Judith Burrows took pics.
SOUTH HAMPTON
Brighton-based singer/writer Mary Hampton is anything but prolific. And nothing like anybody else. Jeanette Leech finds out what makes her tick.
WAY OUT EAST
Kenya and Tanzania have produced some of the best bands on the African continent, but East Africa remains overlooked compared to the West. Ronnie Graham looks at the history and the Sterns re-issue series.
TOP OF THEIR FIELD
A few traditional bank holiday showers didn’t dampen the spirits of Towersey Festival’s ever expanding gang of happy campers. Sarah Coxson reports on a blur of pleasure. Photos and muddy Converse: Judith Burrows.
BRASS IN ANDES
The hills are alive with the sound of… sousaphones. Josh Katz-Rosene takes a trip to the mountains of Peru.
UPSIDE DOWNER
A four CD boxed set celebrates more than fifty years of Leon Rosselson’s verbal genius. Colin Irwin takes tea with a songwriter who uses a word or two.
SWINGING THE BLUES
Pokey LaFarge has been wowing ’em with his mix of blues, Western swing and jazz. Dave Peabody hears all about his influences and goals.
NOT FOR RESTING
Boing! She’s a dynamo who has been enthusing young people with folk dance and music for more than a decade. Boing! It’s Laurel Swift, without whom… Boing! Ian Anderson gets the occasional word in edgeways.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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