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SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH
Puglia’s traditional music is sweeping the world, and one of the key bands, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, have had their own revival with a new generation of musicians. Ian Anderson hears their story from leader Mauro Durante.

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 359, May 2013

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!
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: Touareg guitarist Alhousseini Anivolla, Manchester-based Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly, BBC Young Folk Award winners Greg Russell & Kieran Algar, Europe-based US songwriter Erica Buettner, Belgian squeezebox fiends Tref, Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, and Jackie Oates answering the Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH
Puglia’s traditional music is sweeping the world, and one of the key bands, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, have had their own revival with a new generation of musicians. Ian Anderson hears their story from leader Mauro Durante.
FAUSTIAN PACKED
Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose and Paul Sartin, a.k.a. Faustus, are back in action. Simon Holland hears about the new album and their return to riff-wangling.
PRIDE OF PORTUGAL
Accordeon player Celina da Piedade takes Andrew Cronshaw on a guided tour of Portuguese traditional music activity. No, it’s not all fado…
NGONI SOLIDARITY
The musicians of Mali have united against extremists out to destroy their country’s traditions. Bassekou Kouyate cites the lessons of history to Elizabeth Kinder.
TESTAMENTAL
From a grunge band to a Nic Jones obsession is quite a stretch for a guitarist. Sam Carter explains the inexplicable to Colin Irwin.
HOTEL TORONTO
Abandon reality all who enter here. Sarah Coxson is trapped in a building with a couple of thousand folk aliens – and finds she’s rather enjoying it. Welcome to the 25th annual North American Folk Alliance.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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