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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rachel Unthank and The Winterset

United Kingdom
Forging links between folk worlds old, new and other, Rachel and her set have blown a bracing north-easterly gale through traditional… more »

Joji Hirota

Japan
Percussionist, composer, singer, flautist - Joji Hirota joyously eludes definition. Trained as a classical musician in Japan, he has now… more »

Hukwe Zawose

Tanzania
This master musician from Tanzania was a WOMAD favourite for many years, and not just because of his extraordinary voice, which had a… more »

Holmes Brothers

United States
Where sublime gospel meets juke-joint blues, the Holmes Brothers have a rare talent for finding fresh joy, love and pain out of even the… more »

Hossam Ramzy & His Egyptian Orchestra

Egypt
Hossam Ramzy was born in Cairo, Egypt. His musical career began early, when at the age of three he was given his first drum, an Egyptian… 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 20 years. Like the… more »

Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited

Zimbabwe
Thomas Mapfumo was born in 1945 in Marondera, a small town south of the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury (Harare). He spent his first ten years… more »

Spaccanapoli

Italy
Spaccanapoli are a group from Naples - historically a crossroads for the cultures of the whole Mediterranean region. Their music is rooted… more »

Hassan Hakmoun

Morocco
Moroccan singer/composer Hassan Hakmoun and his band Zahar released their first album for the Real World label in August 1993, entitled… more »

Toumast

Niger Republic
A nomad, who has spent his whole life amongst the compounds of the Sahara desert, is loath to leave. He follows his camels on the quest to… more »

Zawose Family

Tanzania
Dressed in costumes made from goatskins and porcupine quills, with ostrich feathered headdresses, the idiosyncratic Zawoses have been a… more »

Africa Calling

Zimbabwe
Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Étoile de Dakar (Senegal) Youssou N'Dour has revolutionised Senegalese music over the last thirty years. His… more »

Värttinä

Finland
They are one of Finland's biggest musical exports but they could hardly be described as typically Finnish. They are, simply, Värttinä:… more »