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 »

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 »

Temple Of Sound

United Kingdom

Speed Caravan

Algeria, France
If you've never regarded the oud - the fretless lute at the core of so much traditional Arabic music - as a rock'n'roll instrument, then… more »

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 »

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 »

Mamer

China (Peoples Republic)
Eagles soar in the slipstreams of Xinjiang province, a windblown place way out in western China. A place where forests of stone jut from… 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 »

U. Srinivas

India
U. Srinivas is to Indian classical music what Yehudi Menuhin is to Western classical music. Like Menuhin, U. Srinivas was a child prodigy.… more »

Amjad Ali Khan

India
Amjad Ali Khan was born in 1945 in Gwalior, one of the great cities of Madhya Pradesh, India. It's famous as the home of Miyan Tansen… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Ayub Ogada

Kenya
Today Ayub Ogada is regarded as one of the greatest Kenyan artists of all time. He was born in 1956 in Mombassa as Job Seda, a descendant… more »

Little Axe

United States
Who has released records on all these labels: the legendary r'n'b label OKeh, the nu-blues stronghold Fat Possum, the key rap originators… more »

Charlie Winston

United Kingdom
"It's near impossible for me to write in one style only," says singer/songwriter Charlie Winston. "And today in my generation of… more »

Papa Wemba

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

The Terem Quartet

Russia
The individual members of the Terem Quartet came together as students at the Lenningrad Conservatoire in 1986. In just a few years this… more »

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

United States
Formed some six and a half decades ago, The Blind Boys of Alabama are the Iron Men of the music industry. They predate Elvis, Little… 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 »