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Lisa Knapp’s been taking her time over that ‘difficult’ second album, but the extraordinary results will thrill and even shock. Colin Irwin hunted her down in deepest Wimbledon.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 364, October 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: Canadian Balkaniser Briga; startling good UK-based Senegalese musician Amadou Diagne, Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim; Midlands duo David Gibb & Elly Lucas; Spanish percussion big band Coetus, and Roy Bailey answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
VEILED REFERENCES
Lisa Knapp’s been taking her time over that ‘difficult’ second album, but the extraordinary results will thrill and even shock. Colin Irwin hunted her down in deepest Wimbledon.
WILTSHIRE WORLD
This year’s Womad at Charlton Park was a marvel of music that many regular readers would first have heard about in our pages. Hélène Rammant took notes, while Judith Burrows caught the shots.
KING O’ DE BANJO
Quite good on guitar too. Martin Simpson – self-styled luckiest man on planet Twang – fails to reveal the colour of his favourite dog to Tim Chipping.
FLAMENCOLOGY
Her BBC4 TV documentary Flamenco: Gypsy Soul was shown in August to great acclaim. Elizabeth Kinder tells the story of her trip to find the music.
LEBANOTRONICA
Yasmine Hamdan’s relocation from Beirut to Paris helped her produce an original 21st century blend. Jamie Renton hears about the journey.
ACROSS THE POND
The Lodge Hotel at Loch Lomond is full of musicians and singers as they convene for another Transatlantic Session. Christopher Conder does fly on the wall.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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