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 »

Abdel Ali Slimani

Abdel Ali Slimani was born in the U Anasser District of Algiers, the heart of a vibrant cosmopolitan port with one eye on Europe, the other… more »


Abdelli is a Berber of the Kabyle people, indigenous North Africans who inhabited the region since pre-Arab times. His main instrument is… more »

Adrian Sherwood

United Kingdom
Adrian Sherwood's love affair with Jamaican music began back in the late '60s when, as a child of 11, he would hang around outside a local… more »

Africa Calling

Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Étoile de Dakar (Senegal) Youssou N'Dour has revolutionised Senegalese music over the last thirty years. His… 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 »

Amjad Ali Khan

Amjad Ali Khan was born in 1945 in Gwalior, one of the great cities of Madhya Pradesh, India. It's famous as the home of Miyan Tansen… more »

Ananda Shankar

The Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal 'Walking On' CDRW83 The first thing to say about this music is that it wasn't made by a… more »


Ashkhabad is the capital of Turkmenistan and its cultural heart. The city's finest musicians have come together and called themselves… 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 »

Ayub Ogada

Today Ayub Ogada is regarded as one of the greatest Kenyan artists of all time. He was born in 1956 in Mombassa as Job Seda, a descendant… more »

Big Blue Ball

There is a dedicated website for Big Blue Ball with more information along with audio and video from the project. Big Blue Ball has taken… more »

Charlie Musselwhite.

United States
The story of the man and his music Charlie Musselwhite was born in the hill country of Mississippi and landed in Memphis at a time when… more »

Charlie Winston

United Kingdom
"It's near impossible for me to write in one style only," says singer/songwriter Charlie Winston. "And today in my generation of… more »

Chris Wood

United Kingdom
'The renaissance man of English folk' as the Irish Times called him. Chris's debut album The Lark Descending (2005) was hailed an instant… more »

Daby Touré

Daby's story goes back two generations and has a fairy tale beginning. Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a village… more »


Though this may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with Brazil's music scene, Daúde is a rare find: a Black woman in Brazil's eclectic… more »

Dengue Fever

Cambodia, United States
Fever 'til you sizzle But what a lovely way to burn It's time to make room in your life for a burning fever: Dengue Fever, the Californian… more »

Djivan Gasparyan

DJIVAN GASPARYAN Djivan Gasparyan is unquestionably one of Armenia's greatest musicians, a living legend. He is the foremost virtuoso of… more »

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

In the early seventies Dmitri Pokrovsky was a student of conducting at Moscow's Gnessin Institute. Frustrated with the current musical… more »

Doudou N'Diaye Rose

Legendary master drummer of Senegal who carries with him an enourmous repertoire of both traditional rhythms and his own compositions. He… more »

Dub Colossus

Ethiopia, United Kingdom
Dub Colossus is the vision of Nick Page - aka Dubulah. Composer, guitarist, bass player and programmer Nick started his music career with… more »