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 »

Estrella Morente

The cantaora ESTRELLA MORENTE belongs to a true Flamenco dynasty. She was born in Las Gabias, province of Granada, to Andalusian legend… more »


For most people Mozambique conjures up images of tragedy - war, famine and millions of refugees living on food aid. The other side of this… more »


Burkina Faso
A flute entwines its melancholy call with the voice of the wind in the reeds as a young Peul shepherd dreams of his homeland, the dry and… more »


Exhilarating traditional dance music from West Africa - the roots of blues, jazz and pop. Fatala is unique in modern African music, a band… more »

Geoffrey Oryema

Geoffrey Oryema is from Uganda, the source of his musical roots. His work, however, has been inspired by a myriad of styles - a fully… more »


In the hot and dusty Gaza province of Mozambique there is a small lake called Ghorwane that never runs dry, even in the hottest season. In… more »

Gopal Shankar Misra

As a teenager, Dr Gopal Shankar Misra took up his father's earlier mission to establish the veena in the panoply of Indian instruments and… more »

Guo Brothers

China (Peoples Republic)
Music has always been a vital part of the Guo Brothers' lives. Their father was a well-known erhu player (Chinese two-stringed violin) and… more »

Guo Yue

China (Peoples Republic)
"In ancient Chinese philosophy, life is about four things: sadness, happiness, being apart and being together. Looking back on my childhood… more »

Hassan Hakmoun

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

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 »

Hukwe Zawose

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

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Ireland (Irish Republic)
Iarla O Lionaird was born into a world of song in Cuil Aodha, a small, Irish-speaking enclave in west Cork. His mother and grandmother were… more »