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A FUNKY HIGHLIFE LIFETIME
Ebo Taylor has been evolving his blend of traditional Ghanaian music, highlife, Afrobeat, funk and rock for most of his 78 years. Jamie Renton meets the Great Man.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 372, June 2014

 
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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!
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 49
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: Manchester weirdlorists Harp And A Monkey, Maori a capella group Whiri Tu Aka, the revival of the late Ronnie Lane’s old band Slim Chance, this year’s all-star folk project The Elizabethan Sessions, Anglo-Irish Roving Crows, Malian guitarist Sidi Touré, and Scotland’s multi-band member Rachel Newton answering the Rocket Launcher questions
A FUNKY HIGHLIFE LIFETIME
Ebo Taylor has been evolving his blend of traditional Ghanaian music, highlife, Afrobeat, funk and rock for most of his 78 years. Jamie Renton meets the Great Man.
GREEN’S BONES
You’re unlikely to hear a spookier, more arresting record this year than Crows’ Bones. Colin Irwin gets ghostly with creator Martin Green.
NIGER RIVERDANCE
Ségou’s Festival On The Niger isn’t as famous as its desert-based Malian sister, but Andy Morgan – words, pics – thinks that it deserves to be.
THE MORRIS AT WAR
It’s often said that many morris sides were decimated by the First World War, breaking traditions. Jo Breeze digs into the archives for Morris Lives of WW1.
VOICE OF THE KURDS
Exiled for nearly four decades from his homeland, Sivan Perwer has finally made a return visit to Turkey. Nick Hobbs met in Iraqi Kurdistan.
NORWEGIAN BLUE
Knut Reiersrud plays with American blues greats, West African, Iranian and Nepalese musicians – and Norwegian traditional artists too. Andrew Cronshaw gets invited for tea in the hills above Oslo.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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