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 »


Sydney based choir Martenitsa was formed by Mara Kiek in late 1990 with the assistance of the Australia Council's Performing Arts Board.… more »

Mari Boine

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

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

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' marks 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

Originating from the furthest reaches of Upper-Egypt, The Musicians of the Nile have criss-crossed Europe over the last 20 years. Like the… more »

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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

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 »


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

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 Kuma Sharma

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 is long, varied and adventurous. Years of youthful apprenticeship during the '60s and '70s… more »

Pape and Cheikh

Pape and Cheikh are from Senegal where they grew up listening to their country's traditional music and to western singer-songwriters like… more »


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 »