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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Breath

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum's fellow… 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… 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 »

Sidestepper

Colombia
Sidestepper began as the studio project of producer Richard Blair in the mid 90's, making instrumental dancefloor tunes that mixed the hard… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Dub Colossus

Ethiopia, United Kingdom
Dub Colossus is the vision of Nick Page - aka Dubulah. A prolific composer, guitarist, bass player and programmer, Nick started his music… more »

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 »

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 »

Geoffrey Oryema

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

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 »