Mamer

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

Mara!

Australia
Acclaimed worldwide for her distinctive voice, Mara Kiek is an authority on Bulgarian vocal technique, song, and folk music. Her 35-year… more »

Mari Boine

Norway
The Sami people, divided by the borders of Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Russia are from a region so far north that it is often missing… 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 »

Martyn Bennett

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

Maryam Mursal

Somalia
The story of Maryam Mursal is both tragic and inspiring - the tale of a strong and determined woman whose music reflects her life, 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 »

Misty in Roots

Jamaica, United Kingdom
MISTY IN ROOTS 'ROOTS CONTROLLER' REJOICE! The return of Misty In Roots to the recording studio with Roots Controller marked twelve… more »

Musicians of the National Dance Company of Cambodia

During their dreadful mission to change Cambodia back into a peasant society the Khmer Rouge almost wiped out a thousand years of their… more »

Musicians of the Nile

Egypt
Originating from the furthest reaches of Upper Egypt, the Musicians of the Nile have criss-crossed Europe over the last few decades. Like… more »

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistan
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 »

Orquesta Revé

Cuba
Elio Reve Matos was a percussionist (timbalero) and Cuban composer who was born on June 23, 1930 in Guantanamo, dubbed the "father of… 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 »

Paban Das Baul

India
The Bauls are Bengal's mystical wandering minstrels, keepers of a carnivalesque rave culture that is more than five centuries old. An… more »

Pan African Orchestra

Central African Rep.
The Pan African Orchestra is a most unusual institution, founded on lofty and ambitious ideals. Nana Danso Abiam, the Pan African… more »

Pandit Shiv Kumar 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 »

Papa Wemba

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

Pape and Cheikh

Senegal
Childhood friends Pape and Cheikh are from Senegal, where they grew up listening to their country's traditional music as well as to such… more »

Pina

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

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 »