9Bach

Wales
9Bach was formed by Lisa Jen and Martin Hoyland in 2005. The name is a play on numbers and words. Lisa: '9 is as in Nain, (pronounced… more »

Abdel Ali Slimani

Algeria
Abdel Ali Slimani was born in the U Anasser District of Algiers, the heart of a vibrant cosmopolitan port with one eye on Europe, the other… more »

Abdelli

Algeria
Abdelli is a Berber of the Kabyle people, indigenous North Africans who inhabited the region since pre-Arab times. His main instrument 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 »

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 »

Afro Celt Sound System

United Kingdom
When Afro Celt Sound System burst onto the music scene in 1995, their impact was so instant, so astounding, that it hit like a thunder… more »

Amjad Ali Khan

India
Amjad Ali Khan was born in 1945 in Gwalior, one of the great cities of Madhya Pradesh, India. It's famous as the home of Miyan Tansen… more »

Ananda Shankar

India
The Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal 'Walking On' CDRW83 The first thing to say about this music is that it wasn't made by a… more »

Ashkhabad

Turkmenistan
Ashkhabad is the capital of Turkmenistan and its cultural heart. The city's finest musicians have come together and called themselves… more »

Aurelio

Honduras
Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Honduras' Caribbean coast, Aurelio Martinez, 39, may be one of the last generations to grow… more »

Ayub Ogada

Kenya
Today Ayub Ogada is regarded as one of the greatest Kenyan artists of all time. He was born in 1956 in Mombassa as Job Seda, a descendant… more »

Big Blue Ball

There is a dedicated website for Big Blue Ball with more information along with audio and video from the project. Big Blue Ball has taken… more »

Charlie Musselwhite

United States
The story of the man and his music Charlie Musselwhite was born in the hill country of Mississippi and landed in Memphis at a time when… more »

Charlie Winston

United Kingdom
"It's near impossible for me to write in one style only," says singer/songwriter Charlie Winston. "And today in my generation of… 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 »

Daby Touré

Mauritania
Daby's story goes back two generations and has a fairy tale beginning. Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a village… more »

Daúde

Brazil
Though this may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with Brazil's music scene, Daúde is a rare find: a Black woman in Brazil's eclectic… more »

Dengue Fever

Cambodia, United States
Fever 'til you sizzle But what a lovely way to burn It's time to make room in your life for a burning fever: Dengue Fever, the Californian… more »

Djivan Gasparyan

Armenia
DJIVAN GASPARYAN Djivan Gasparyan is unquestionably one of Armenia's greatest musicians, a living legend. He is the foremost virtuoso of… more »

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

Russia
In the early seventies Dmitri Pokrovsky was a student of conducting at Moscow's Gnessin Institute. Frustrated with the current musical… more »

Doudou N'Diaye Rose

Senegal
Legendary master drummer of Senegal who carries with him an enourmous repertoire of both traditional rhythms and his own compositions. He… more »

Dub Colossus

Ethiopia, United Kingdom
Dub Colossus is the vision of Nick Page - aka Dubulah. Composer, guitarist, bass player and programmer Nick started his music career with… more »