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GIVING GREECE A CHANCE
Sometimes the old is fresher than the self-consciously new. With Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis at No.1 with their Greekadelia album, Elizabeth Kinder gets the background.

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis
 
Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 353/354, November/December 2012

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THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping's monthly column.
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder's monthly 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
Copies of The Lock In DVD up for grabs.
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: France-based a cappella and percussion quintet Chet Nuneta, Greek rembetika veteran Maryo, Azerbaijani mugham singer Nazaket Teymurova, Scottish traveller Sheila Stewart, well-hatted Ukrainians DakhaBrakha, storyteller Debs Newbold, old-time banjo gal Debby McClatchy, and Ladino star Yasmin Levy answering the Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
GIVING GREECE A CHANCE
Sometimes the old is fresher than the self-consciously new. With Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis at No.1 with their Greekadelia album, Elizabeth Kinder gets the background.
RETURN JOURNEY
Shelagh McDonald made two albums that were jewels of early 1970s folk rock – and then apparently vanished off the face of the earth. Ian Anderson is ever so pleased to report that she’s now back among us.
BLACK SEA DREAM
Turkish singer Aysenur Kolivar has, with the aid of Kalan Records, released a major work – a double CD of songs from the Black Sea region, with exquisite arrangements. Nick Hobbs gets the story in her own words.
PIZZICA PARADISE
Some of the most vibrant local music in Europe is to be found in Salento, southern Italy. Elizabeth Kinder went in search of Anna Cinzia Villani and the ancient traditions of Puglia.
SIX YEAR HITCH
Beth Orton has several new offspring – a one year old, and her first album in six years. She talks about trees, and to our Colin Irwin.
SEASIDE SHUFFLE
It’s the first week in August: it must be Sidmouth FolkWeek. Bob Walton tried to make sense of it all while Judith Burrows did camera duties. Cod, chips, a cream tea and a double jig please…
PARTY ANIMAL
Fay Hield has a few people you may have heard of in her band the Hurricane Party. And there’s not a whiff of folk rock in earshot, she tells Colin Irwin.
HERITAGE TRAIL
There haven’t been many particularly inspiring new blues outfits emerging in recent times, but the Heritage Blues Orchestra were the exception. Dave Peabody pops over to Paris to believe his ears.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
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