Värttinä

Finland
They are one of Finland's biggest musical exports but they could hardly be described as typically Finnish. They are, simply, Värttinä:… more »

Waaberi

Somalia
Maryam Mursal, with her stunning voice, is the female star of Waaberi. More than any other Somali artist she is capable of blending musical… more »

Youssou N'dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar

Senegal
For 30 years, Youssou N'Dour has been a mesmerising beacon within African music. His golden tenor voice resonates with power and purpose… more »

Yungchen Lhamo

Tibet
The journey from Lhasa in Tibet over the high Himalayas to Dharamsala in India has got to be one the most testing and physically gruelling… more »

Zawose Family

Tanzania
Dressed in costumes made from goatskins and porcupine quills, with ostrich feathered headdresses, the idiosyncratic Zawoses have been a… more »