Maryam Mursal

Somalia
The story of Maryam Mursal is both tragic and inspiring, the tale of a strong and determined woman whose music reflects her life, a… more »

Abdelli

Algeria
Abdelli is a Berber of the Kabyle people, indigenous North Africans who inhabited the region since pre-Arab times. His main instrument is… more »

JuJu

Gambia, United Kingdom
JuJu has been created by Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. The band formed out of many months of intensive touring in support of their… more »

Daby Touré

Mauritania
Daby's story goes back two generations and has a fairy tale beginning. Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a village… more »

Big Blue Ball

There is a dedicated website for Big Blue Ball with more information along with audio and video from the project. Big Blue Ball has taken… 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 »

Tama

Guinea-Bissau, Mali, United Kingdom
Most bands, whether in the western rock tradition or in African music, are built around the concept of a leader - one strong character who… 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 »

The Creole Choir of Cuba

Cuba
The Creole Choir of Cuba are Emilia Diaz Chavez (Choir Leader), Teresita Romero Miranda, Marina Collazo Fernandez, Yara Castellanos Diaz,… more »

Guo Yue

China (Peoples Republic)
"In ancient Chinese philosophy, life is about four things: sadness, happiness, being apart and being together. Looking back on my childhood… 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 »

Sevara Nazarkhan

Uzbekistan
Central Asia's Silk Road - legend conjures a centuries-old route to a world of fabulous opulence, architectural treasure and music that has… 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 »

Dengue Fever

Cambodia, United States
Fever 'til you sizzle But what a lovely way to burn It's time to make room in your life for a burning fever: Dengue Fever, the Californian… 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 »

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 »

The Drummers of Burundi

Burundi
The Drummers of Burundi first took the UK by storm at the legendary inaugural WOMAD Festival in 1982. Over the last 20 years they have been… more »

Johnny Kalsi

India, United Kingdom
Charismatic leader of the celebrated troupe of bhangra drummers, The Dhol Foundation, Johnny Kalsi is also a member of The Afro Celt Sound… more »

The Imagined Village

United Kingdom
There is a dedicated website for The Imagined Village with more information along with audio and video from the project. If you think you… more »

Chris Wood

United Kingdom
"The renaissance man of English folk," as the Irish Times called him. Chris's debut album The Lark Descending (2005) was hailed an instant… more »