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PEARL OF THE BALKANS
When Amira sings sevdah, time stops. Elizabeth Kinder travels to exotic wartorn Heathrow Airport to meet Bosnia’s great voice.

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This month’s issue

Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 369, March 2014

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: a fascinating 1966 photo unearthed, Ireland’s Len Graham, north Italy’s Lou Dalfin, borders trio Bartram, Brookes & Weatherall, American songwriter Mary Gauthier, Dartmoor’s Moor Music, Sweden’s Sahlström Institute, and Serbian brassblaster Marko Markovic answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
PEARL OF THE BALKANS
When Amira sings sevdah, time stops. Elizabeth Kinder travels to exotic wartorn Heathrow Airport to meet Bosnia’s great voice.
SUZANNE’S REALM
Suzanne Vega would rather her work was refined than prolific. She talks songwriting with Tim Chipping.
INSIDE T-BONE
Musician and producer T-Bone Burnett is the man who sorted the music for the Coen Brothers current hit film Inside Llewyn Davis. Dave Peabody meets the expert.
ROCK THE OASIS
Just when you thought you were all desert bluesed out, along came Tamikrest to breathe fresh life into the genre. Liam Thompson talks to the new Touareg model.
BURLAND’S BACK
One of the great originals of the ‘lost’ Trailer label years of the ’70s, Dave Burland still has all his laid-back skills, as Derek Schofield discovered when catching up with the great man at last year’s Sidmouth Folk Week.
STEEL BREAK OUT
BJ Cole thinks of the pedal steel as a 3D harp and that its possibilities have barely been explored. Elizabeth Kinder converses with the instrument’s visionary.
MUCH TREACHERY
There are a lot of them, they have bagpipes and banjos, and they come from Glasgow. Be very afraid, it’s the Treacherous Orchestra. Christopher Conder takes his life into his hands…
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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