Totó La Momposina y sus Tambores

Colombia
Totó La Momposina's entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia's Caribbean coastline. As a singer, dancer and… more »

Joi

United Kingdom
Joi sounded like the future, back in the day. Right here, right now, they still do. The original Asian fusionists were always one step… more »

John Metcalfe

New Zealand
Composer, producer, classical violist, guitarist, pioneering A&R man and arranger to A-list pop stars, John Metcalfe has always been a name… 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 »

The Gloaming

Ireland (Irish Republic)
The Gloaming is fiddle master Martin Hayes, guitarist Dennis Cahill, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó… more »

Spiro

United Kingdom
"When I first listened to the music of Spiro, I thought it was really different. The sounds that hit you first are sounds that you are… more »

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 »

Aurelio

Honduras
A narrow spit of land arcs into the Caribbean off the coast of Honduras, where a dark-watered river flows into the sea. There, in a small… more »

Martyn Bennett

Scotland
There have been few more thrilling sounds in the last decade than Martyn Bennett flattening the usual barriers of time, culture and genre… more »

Joseph Arthur

United States
Growing up in the '70s and '80s in Akron, Ohio, Joseph Arthur's musical life started off like many others, with mandatory piano lessons.… more »

Syriana

Algeria, Ireland (Irish Republic), Jordan, United Kingdom, Palestine
Imagine a dialogue between East and West. A dialogue of hopes and fears, similarities and differences, histories and futures; a… more »

State of Bengal

United Kingdom
Saifullah 'Sam' Zaman, the east London DJ and producer who records as State Of Bengal, was first introduced to Paban Das Baul when he… more »

Temple Of Sound

United Kingdom

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 »

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 »

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 »

Simon Emmerson

United Kingdom
As musician, producer and bandleader, Simon's talents have been the catalyst behind many projects. In the Eighties he put together the… more »

Samuel Yirga

Ethiopia
Samuel Yirga's musical life so far has been full of obstacles: social restrictions, family regulations, hurdles thrown up by the reality of… more »

Sheila Chandra

United Kingdom
Born in South London to a South Indian immigrant family, Sheila Chandra discovered her voice at the age of twelve and whilst at Theatre… more »

Michael Brook

United States
Over the past twenty-five years, Michael Brook has forged his own path, fueled in equal parts by scientific curiosity, the thrill of… more »