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 »


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


Gambia, United Kingdom
JuJu has been created by Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. The band formed out of many months of intensive touring in support of their… 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 »

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 »


The Story of Pina Songwriters have often travelled far and wide in search of inspiration. But the crazy journey undertaken by Austrian… more »

The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba are Emilia Diaz Chavez (Choir Leader), Teresita Romero Miranda, Marina Collazo Fernandez, Yara Castellanos Diaz,… 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 »

Remmy Ongala

Known as the "Doctor", Remmy originally came from Kindu in North Eastern Zaire. He has performed in bands since the age of sixteen,… more »

Guo Yue

China (Peoples Republic)
"In ancient Chinese philosophy, life is about four things: sadness, happiness, being apart and being together. Looking back on my childhood… more »

Orquesta Revé

Since the mid-fifties Elio Revé has been the founder member of two of Cuba's greatest bands, who were later known as Ritmo Oriental and… more »

Sevara Nazarkhan

Central Asia's Silk Road - legend conjures a centuries-old route to a world of fabulous opulence, architectural treasure and music that has… more »

The Drummers of Burundi

The Drummers of Burundi first took the UK by storm at the legendary inaugural WOMAD Festival in 1982. Over the last 20 years they have been… 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 »

Yungchen Lhamo

The journey from Lhasa in Tibet over the high Himalayas to Dharamsala in India has got to be one the most testing and physically gruelling… more »


United States
Ozomatli belong to a new breed of global music hoodlum alongside the likes of Manu Chao and Los De Abajo. They all play a kind of… more »

Johnny Kalsi

India, United Kingdom
Charismatic leader of the celebrated troupe of bhangra drummers, The Dhol Foundation, Johnny Kalsi is also a member of The Afro Celt Sound… more »

Jean-Philippe Rykiel

Born blind in 1961, Jean-Philippe Rykiel taught himself the piano from a very early age. If he recognizes the influence of Thelonious Monk… more »


United Kingdom
Since their 2005 debut album, 'Mother's Daughter & Other Songs', Tunng have been praised for their innovative blend of folk and… 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 »