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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Griselda Sanderson

Griselda Sanderson was our special guest on this week's rootsandshoots (Monday 24 September). This too was my farewell from the Phonic FM show and my chance to express my gratitude and say farewell to many people including my colleague Martin Henning, other fellow presenters, all the guests who have been on the show up to now and, of course, listeners. Once again, many, many thanks to you all. Enjoy rootsandshoots with Martin Henning and guests from now on.
Listen to the show here.    Also video by Cecil Hatfield here.
Martin Hodge
Pictures by  Cecil Hatfield with thanks.

Griselda Sanderson gave us a delicious Swedish Polska tune on her amazing nyckelharpa, the instrument you see in the pictures here. The nyckelharpa is a Swedish bowed, keyed fiddle with sympathetic strings. 

Gris talked too about an exciting new agency she has set up to promote and support folk and world music acts based in South West England. Do check it out - it's a really worthwhile venture that starts with the recognition that in the south-west we have some top rate musicians from a wide range of cultures. Full details from Waulk Music.

Gris played two tracks, each from fellow artists represented by Waulk Music Agency: Amadou Diagne (track: Yakka - traditional Senegalese) and Tamaraneh (track: Pangamo).

Lovely to have you on the show, Gris!
Other recordings played 
Spinach For Norman..Exe Hornpipe..Ready To Start Again
Rosa Rebecka..Night Song..Songs For Mrs Beautiful
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..Regi Bugalú (Bugalú)..Tropidélico
Liya Ag Ablil, Nadia Nid El Mourid, Abdallah Ag Ahmed, Mathias Vaguenez, Sanou Ag Ahmed, Yamina Nid El Mourid & Terakaft Kel..Awa Adounia..Tamasheq (Deluxe Edition)
The Unthanks..Lucky Gilchrist..Here's The Tender Coming
Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson..The Mermaid..On The Tide
Eric Ness..Problems, Blah Blah Blah
Lau..Salty Boys..Arc Light
Tangongo..Untitled..The Tango Club Night Vol. 2
Julaba Kunda..Working Song..Traders
Roberto Rodriguez..Timba Talmud..Timba Talmud
Mariachi El Bronx..Mariachi El Bronx..Mariachi El Bronx (II)
Suuf..Yarleen..Debbo Hande
Rosa Rebecka..In Praise Of Grey..Songs For Mrs Beautiful
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..The King Of Poland..Beneath The Black Tree
Krar Collective..LDN..London's Calling (Bonus Version)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Rosa returns to Roots and Shoots



On this evening's rootsandshoots we were delighted to welcome back singer songwriter musician Rosa Rebecka. Rosa introduced us to her new album and played two songs live in the studio.

Listen to the show here.

Rosa's songs were
Om Alla from her album Untold
A Heart Full Of Seaweed LIVE with Rosa's very special guitar
Night Song from Rosa's new album Songs For Mrs Beautiful
(World Premier of a song from the album!!)
Broken Melody LIVE with guitar

Rosa Rebecka will be in concert at Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 23 September at 18:00 
along with Tobias Ben Jacob, Paul Wilson, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and Rowan Massey.


  Photos of Rosa in the Phonic FM studio by Cecil Hatfield.
Other recordings played
Tom Paley's Old-Time Moonshine Revue..Little Birdie..Roll On, Roll On
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Old Adam The Poacher..Singing The Bones
Griselda Sanderson..Treadnightly March..Harpaphonics
Watcha Clan..Im Nin'Alu..Orient Noir
Eamon Friel..The Man Of Few Words..The Streets Forget
Suuf..Ndao Yi .. Debbo Hande 
Mahsa & Majjan Vahdat..Garden Of Visions .. Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)
Duster Bennett ..Bright Lights Big City (Live) ..Duster Bennett - the Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Paddy Roberts ..We've Got to Thank Columbus ..The Very Best of Paddy Roberts
Little Rumba ..New Years Resolution ..We Could Be Anywhere 

Treacherous Orchestra ..Easter Island ..Origins 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Ben and Alfie

Sincere thanks to Ben and Alfie for joining us on rootsandshoots on Monday and for introducing us to songs from their forthcoming album No Measure
Listen to the show here.

They are fantastic young musicians, storytellers and songwriters and we were not at all surprised that they have been invited to perform at the Young Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Read more about and listen to some of Ben and Alfie's music on their blog

Ben and Alfie's songs were: Velvet Tongued ManNo MeasureSnowfallAfter The Noise and For Good. We - and several listeners who got in touch - eagerly look forward to the release of the album.

Get well soon, Alfie! When your finger is fully healed, we'd love you and your brother to come back and play for us on Phonic FM.

Pictures in the Phonic FM studio by Cecil Hatfield
Other music played
Tama..Sima..Spirit Of Africa
Suuf..Ndao Yi..Debbo Hande
Sous Le Pont..Avant L'Orage - Scottish..Sous Le Pont
Dominique Folges Avec Bandabero..Track 03..Y Vitadez-Vous
Spiro..Spit Fire Spout Rain..Kaleidophonica
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..Regi Bugalú (Bugalú)..Tropidélico
Samuel Yirga.The Blues Of Wollo..Guzo
Luísa Maita..Fulaninha..Brazil New Series 
Watcha Clan..Im Nin 'Alu..Orient Noir
Kocani Orkestar..Siki Siki..Borat Soundtrack
Brotto Lopez..La Candela..Le Bal
The Bard..Late Afternoon..Springtime Fool

Goran Bregovic..Edelezi..Borat Soundtrack

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Brilliant Young Musicians on Roots and Shoots

On Monday 10 September on rootsandshoots we welcome Ben & Alfie. They will be introducing us to several of their new songs. They really are brilliant and highly entertaining. Definitely not to be missed!

Monday, 3 September 2012

David Heathfield

This evening we were entranced by traditional tales - a Tamil story as well as tales from Afghanistan and Africa - told to us by ace storyteller David Heathfield
Listen to the show here.
Photos by Cecil Hatfield. Thanks, Cecil!
David's stories for us were: The Three Diamonds, The Silver in the Hearth and How Kwaku Ananse Got All The Stories.

Find out more about David and his story telling on his website. You can also find his stories on Youtube.
David talked about The World Stories Project celebrating in story the 21 most spoken languages in the UK. Take a look at their website too.

Devon Wildlife Trust have booked David to tell stories at their Bovey Heathfield Day on Saturday 15 September. Follow the link for information.

Music played
The Toids..Seek..Unblocked Ears
Matlubeh..Gayla Gach..From Samarkand to Bukhara: A Musical Journey Through Uzbekistan
The Toure-Raichel Collective..Ane Nahatka (feat. Cabra Casay)..The Tel Aviv Session
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston..4am..Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Aruna Sairam..Tillana In Raagam Gambhira Nattai..Sound Of South Asia
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..She Said What? (Version)..Shapes 
Eric Ness..Peace Maker..Blah Blah Blah
Staff Benda Bilili..Libala Ya Mungwa..Bouger Le Monde
Moor Reason..Searching For Something..Secret Love EP
One String Loose..A Savage Scenario..Kumquat
Cole Stacey & Joseph O'Keefe..Light A Candle
Ben & Alfie..Hot Ginger..Milestones
Sin É..The Hard Hat Set: The Goban; Munera De Casu; S. O. R..It's About Time
Anelis..Mulher Segundo Meu Pai..Brazil New Series
Baiana System..Oxe Como Era Doce..Brazilian Sampler from Bahia
Maz Totterdell..Smile On Sunshine & Rex Preston..4am..Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Baba Zula..Kelebekler Kuslar..Gecekondu

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Storyteller extraordinaire...


...David Heathfield is our special guest on rootsandshoots this week: 
Monday 3 September
Plus a host of new folk/world/Americana releases and lots of other global sounds.