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 »

Rahul Sharma

India
Rahul Sharma is a master of the santoor which is a similar instrument to the hammered dulcimer. Sharma is the son of Shivkumar Sharma and… more »

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 »

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Pakistan
Rizwan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan are the torchbearers of a tradition that goes back over 700 years, the tradition of qawwali. Qawwali is… more »

S.E. Rogie

Sierra Leone
S.E Rogie was one of Sierra Leone's most enduring and popular recording artists. His inimitably warm and loving musical style, called Palm… more »

Sabri Brothers

Pakistan
Pakistan's foremost and best-loved Qawwali ensemble, the Sabri Brothers, have thrilled audiences all over the world for over 30 years. … more »

Sam Mills

United Kingdom
SAM MILLS Sam Mills was born in London in 1963. He started playing guitar with 23 Skidoo in 1979 and continued until 1982. At that time… more »

Samuel Yirga

Ethiopia
Samuel Yirga's musical life so far has been full of obstacles: social restrictions, family regulations, hurdles thrown up by the reality of… more »

Sasha

United Kingdom
In 2002 Real World brought together the contemporary American soundtrack composer BT and the UK's superstar DJ Sasha. With the additional… 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 »

Shankar

India
A child prodigy, born in Madras, Southern India, who studied violin from the age of five, Shankar commissioned the creation of the unique… 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 »

Sidestepper

Colombia
Sidestepper began as the studio project of producer Richard Blair in the mid 90s, making instrumental dancefloor tunes that mixed the hard… more »

Simon Emmerson

United Kingdom
As musician, producer and bandleader, Simon's talents have been the catalyst behind many projects. In the Eighties he put together the… 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 »

Speed Caravan

Algeria, France
If you've never regarded the oud - the fretless lute at the core of so much traditional Arabic music - as a rock'n'roll instrument, then… more »

Spiro

United Kingdom
"When I first listened to the music of Spiro, I thought it was really different. The sounds that hit you first are sounds that you are… more »

State of Bengal

United Kingdom
Saifullah 'Sam' Zaman, the east London DJ and producer who records as State Of Bengal, was first introduced to Paban Das Baul when he… more »

Syriana

Algeria, Ireland (Irish Republic), Jordan, United Kingdom, Palestine
Imagine a dialogue between East and West. A dialogue of hopes and fears, similarities and differences, histories and futures; a… more »