Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistan
The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the key artists on Real World Records and certainly one of the most influential. His voice is… more »

Orquesta Revé

Cuba
Since the mid-fifties Elio Revé has been the founder member of two of Cuba's greatest bands, who were later known as Ritmo Oriental and… more »

Ozomatli

United States
Ozomatli belong to a new breed of global music hoodlum alongside the likes of Manu Chao and Los De Abajo. They all play a kind of… more »

Paban Das Baul

India
The Bauls are Bengal's mystical wandering minstrels, keepers of a carnivalesque rave culture that is more than five centuries old. An… more »

Pan African Orchestra

Central African Rep.
The Pan African Orchestra is a most unusual institution, founded on lofty and ambitious ideals. Nana Danso Abiam, the Pan African… more »

Pandit Shiv Kuma Sharma

India
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is a household name in India. He is one of those few classical musicians whose name and influence has transcended… more »

Papa Wemba

Congo Dem. Rep.
The trajectory of Papa Wemba's musical career is long, varied and adventurous. Years of youthful apprenticeship during the '60s and '70s… more »

Pape and Cheikh

Senegal
Pape and Cheikh are from Senegal where they grew up listening to their country's traditional music and to western singer-songwriters like… more »

Pina

Austria
The Story of Pina Songwriters have often travelled far and wide in search of inspiration. But the crazy journey undertaken by Austrian… more »

Portico Quartet

United Kingdom
Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The Mercury nominated East London based outfit's unique brand of hypnotic… 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 »

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 »