Remmy Ongala

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

Sevara Nazarkhan

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

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 »

Ozomatli

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 »

The Imagined Village

United Kingdom
There is a dedicated website for The Imagined Village with more information along with audio and video from the project. If you think you… more »

Tunng

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

Lama Gyurme

Tibet
LAMA GYURME & JEAN-PHILIPPE RYKIEL 'RAIN OF BLESSINGS: VAJRA CHANTS' (CDRW85) Lama Gyurme had his name bestowed on him by a Holy man. Not… 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

France
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 »

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 »

The Copper Family

United Kingdom
The Coppers of Rottingdean have been a musical institution from back in the nineteenth century and likely before! The family were prominent… more »

Martin Carthy

United Kingdom
For many of the folk community, Martin is the godfather. One of the trailblazers of the 1960s folk revival, he influenced everyone,… more »

Eliza Carthy

United Kingdom
Since the mid 1990s Eliza has been a force majeure on the folk scene and beyond. Her family heritage has, of course, informed her work, but… more »

Juldeh Camara

Gambia
Born in 1966 in Basse, West Africa, Juldeh Camara is a Gambian griot and master musician. /artist_images/tell-no-lies/juldeh_02.jpg His… more »

Justin Adams

United Kingdom
Justin Adams is one of today's most creative and interesting guitarists and composers. He has an unmatched knowledge of both blues and… more »

Tom Kerstens' G Plus ensemble

United Kingdom
Tom Kerstens is a major figure in the guitar world. He is highly regarded as a versatile performer on modern and period instruments and 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 »

The Black Swan Effect

United Kingdom
At the heart of The Black Swan Effect is the songwriting duo, Dominic and Gareth. Take two musicians. 15 years ago they collaborate. Then… more »

Mamer

China (Peoples Republic)
Eagles soar in the slipstreams of Xinjiang province, a windblown place way out in western China. A place where forests of stone jut from… more »