Iarla Ó Lionáird

Ireland (Irish Republic)
Iarla O Lionaird was born into a world of song in Cuil Aodha, a small, Irish-speaking enclave in west Cork. His mother and grandmother were… more »


Sidestepper began as the studio project of producer Richard Blair in the mid 90s, making instrumental dancefloor tunes that mixed the hard… more »

Youssou N'dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar

For 30 years, Youssou N'Dour has been a mesmerising beacon within African music. His golden tenor voice resonates with power and purpose… more »

Totó La Momposina y sus Tambores

Totó La Momposina's entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia's Caribbean coastline. As a singer, dancer and… more »


United Kingdom
Joi sounded like the future, back in the day. Right here, right now, they still do. The original Asian fusionists were always one step… more »

John Metcalfe

New Zealand
Composer, producer, classical violist, guitarist, pioneering A&R man and arranger to A-list pop stars, John Metcalfe has always been a name… more »


United Kingdom
"When I first listened to the music of Spiro, I thought it was really different. The sounds that hit you first are sounds that you are… more »


9Bach was formed by Lisa Jen and Martin Hoyland in 2005. The name is a play on numbers and words. Lisa: '9 is as in Nain, (pronounced… more »


A narrow spit of land arcs into the Caribbean off the coast of Honduras, where a dark-watered river flows into the sea. There, in a small… more »

Martyn Bennett

There have been few more thrilling sounds in the last decade than Martyn Bennett flattening the usual barriers of time, culture and genre… more »

Joseph Arthur

United States
Growing up in the '70s and '80s in Akron, Ohio, Joseph Arthur's musical life started off like many others, with mandatory piano lessons.… more »


Algeria, Ireland (Irish Republic), Jordan, United Kingdom, Palestine
Imagine a dialogue between East and West. A dialogue of hopes and fears, similarities and differences, histories and futures; a… more »

Michael Brook

United States
Over the past twenty-five years, Michael Brook has forged his own path, fueled in equal parts by scientific curiosity, the thrill of… more »

Afro Celt Sound System

United Kingdom
When Afro Celt Sound System burst onto the music scene in 1995, their impact was so instant, so astounding, that it hit like a thunder… more »

Geoffrey Oryema

Geoffrey Oryema is from Uganda, the source of his musical roots. His work, however, has been inspired by a myriad of styles - a fully… more »

Jocelyn Pook

Jocelyn Pook is one of the UK's most versatile composers, having written extensively for stage, screen, opera house and concert hall. She… more »

State of Bengal

United Kingdom
Saifullah 'Sam' Zaman, the east London DJ and producer who records as State Of Bengal, was first introduced to Paban Das Baul when he… more »

Simon Emmerson

United Kingdom
As musician, producer and bandleader, Simon's talents have been the catalyst behind many projects. In the Eighties he put together the… more »

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the key artists on Real World Records and certainly one of the most influential. His voice is… more »

Sheila Chandra

United Kingdom
Born in South London to a South Indian immigrant family, Sheila Chandra discovered her voice at the age of twelve and whilst at Theatre… more »