Temple Of Sound

United Kingdom

Portico Quartet

United Kingdom
Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The Mercury nominated East London based outfit's unique brand of hypnotic… 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 »

Speed Caravan

Algeria, France
If you've never regarded the oud - the fretless lute at the core of so much traditional Arabic music - as a rock'n'roll instrument, then… more »

Amjad Ali Khan

India
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 »

Rahul Sharma

India
Rahul Sharma is a master of the santoor which is a similar instrument to the hammered dulcimer. Sharma is the son of Shivkumar Sharma and… more »

Gopal Shankar Misra

India
As a teenager, Dr Gopal Shankar Misra took up his father's earlier mission to establish the veena in the panoply of Indian instruments and… more »

Pandit Shiv Kuma Sharma

India
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is a household name in India. He is one of those few classical musicians whose name and influence has transcended… more »

U. Srinivas

India
U. Srinivas is to Indian classical music what Yehudi Menuhin is to Western classical music. Like Menuhin, U. Srinivas was a child prodigy.… more »

Ayub Ogada

Kenya
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 »

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

United States
Formed some six and a half decades ago, The Blind Boys of Alabama are the Iron Men of the music industry. They predate Elvis, Little… more »

Little Axe

United States
Who has released records on all these labels: the legendary r'n'b label OKeh, the nu-blues stronghold Fat Possum, the key rap originators… more »

The Terem Quartet

Russia
The individual members of the Terem Quartet came together as students at the Lenningrad Conservatoire in 1986. In just a few years this… 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 »

Papa Wemba

Congo Dem. Rep.
The trajectory of Papa Wemba's musical career is long, varied and adventurous. Years of youthful apprenticeship during the '60s and '70s… more »

Abdelli

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

Ghorwane

Mozambique
In the hot and dusty Gaza province of Mozambique there is a small lake called Ghorwane that never runs dry, even in the hottest season. In… more »

Daby Touré

Mauritania
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 »

Tama

Guinea-Bissau, Mali, United Kingdom
Most bands, whether in the western rock tradition or in African music, are built around the concept of a leader - one strong character who… 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 »