Maryam Mursal

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 »


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 »


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


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 »

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 »

Daby Touré

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 »


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

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

Remmy Ongala

Known as the "Doctor", Remmy originally came from Kindu in North Eastern Zaire. He has performed in bands since the age of sixteen,… more »

Orquesta Revé

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 »


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

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

Yungchen Lhamo

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Drummers of 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 »

The Copper Family

United Kingdom
The Coppers of Rottingdean have been a musical institution from back in the nineteenth century and likely before! The family were prominent… more »

Jean-Philippe Rykiel

Born blind in 1961, Jean-Philippe Rykiel taught himself the piano from a very early age. If he recognizes the influence of Thelonious Monk… 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 »

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 »