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

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

Eyuphuro

Mozambique
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 »

Farafina

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 »

Fatala

Guinea-Bissau
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

Uganda
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 »

Ghorwane

Mozambique
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

India
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

Morocco
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

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 »

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 »

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 »