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THE HAITI NEW ORLEANS LINE
Leyla McCalla’s routes and roots have taken her and her cello on a fascinating journey, as told to Elizabeth Kinder.

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Here's what's in the November 2016 issue of fRoots, No. 401
 
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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 61
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross section of featurettes. Mauritania’s Noura Mint Seymali, Welsh band Allan Yn Y Fan, Indian Ocean activist Jérôme Galabert, American traditionalists Sara Grey & Kieron Means, New York Afro-Colombian outfit MAKU Sound System, and English folk dynamo Laurel Swift answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
THE HAITI NEW ORLEANS LINE
Leyla McCalla’s routes and roots have taken her and her cello on a fascinating journey, as told to Elizabeth Kinder.
ACTION GALICIA
Galicia is a European hotbed region for traditional music. Andrew Cronshaw goes in search of wailing gaitas, skittering pandeiretas and more.
GREEN WILLOWING
Song collector, morris dancer and composer George Butterworth died at the Somme 100 years ago. Derek Schofield recalls the loss.
ARENA ADVENTURES
WOMAD 2016 saw some changes to their site, and lots more of everything. Cathia Randrianarivo did the full bodied experience while Judith Burrows took the pics.
FUNANÁ SUPERSTAR
It’s never too late says Bitori, the rediscovered 78 year old star of Cape Verde’s too-wild dance music. Bas Springer meets the man they couldn’t ban.
FOUND IN THE FIELD
Grammy awarded producer Ian Brennan wanders the world seeking out uncharted music for our pleasure. Elizabeth Kinder hears the philosophy.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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