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Issue 117

November 1993

Sounding Off: Live
News, events, dates, ideas, letters

A-Z Of Modern Music
A Wire Guide to accompany our supplement - all those hard ideas wittily disposed of!

Arvo Pärt
Rob Young looks religiously at the Estonian composer's recent success

Band Of Susans
Julie Taraska hails the girls (and boys) from New York City

Tony Herrington discusses heritage with the London soul man

Competitions: Win! Win! Win!
Tickets to the Huddersfield Festival, the South Bank Polish Season, Kronos CD's

Edward Vesala
Andy Hamilton hears drums from the Finland Station

Cocteau Twins
Andy Smith makes sense where no sense exists

Kippie Moeketsi
Luke Alfred assesses the contribution of South Africa's alto sax legend

Al Green
Chris Roberts talks world, flesh and devil with the very Reverend Al

Eugene Chadbourne
Ben Watson finds someone else who likes Frank Zappa

Seeing Things
Ian Flanders snaps the movers and shakers at the Notting Hill Carnival

Invisible Jukebox: Holger Czukay
K. Martin tests the bassman's hearing reflexes

Great Lost Recordings: Strictly Dubwise
Will Montgomery celebrates the studio-art of Dennis Bovell

Reel To Reel
A gansta rap spoof and a jazzman in outer space: on screen and under review