Pape and Cheikh

Senegal
Pape and Cheikh are from Senegal where they grew up listening to their country's traditional music and to western singer-songwriters like… more »

Sam Mills

United Kingdom
SAM MILLS Sam Mills was born in London in 1963. He started playing guitar with 23 Skidoo in 1979 and continued until 1982. At that time… 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 »

Misty in Roots

Jamaica, United Kingdom
MISTY IN ROOTS 'ROOTS CONTROLLER' REJOICE! The return of Misty In Roots to the recording studio with 'Roots Controller' marks twelve… more »

Estrella Morente

Spain
The cantaora ESTRELLA MORENTE belongs to a true Flamenco dynasty. She was born in Las Gabias, province of Granada, to Andalusian legend… 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 »

Telek

Papua New Guinea
George Telek is from Papua New Guinea where he is a huge star with legions of fans. Telek's work traverses many musical styles; featuring… more »

Totó La Momposina y sus Tambores

Colombia
Toto La Momposina is one of Colombia's leading voices. Backed by musicians who both make and play traditional instruments the group play… more »

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

Russia
In the early seventies Dmitri Pokrovsky was a student of conducting at Moscow's Gnessin Institute. Frustrated with the current musical… more »

Tenores di Bitti

Italy
Tenores di Bitti are Sardinia's celebrated masters of traditional "tenores" singing, a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. The… more »

Mara!

Australia
Sydney based choir Martenitsa was formed by Mara Kiek in late 1990 with the assistance of the Australia Council's Performing Arts Board.… more »

Mari Boine

Norway
The Sami people, divided by the borders of Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Russia are from a region so far north that it is often missing… more »

Ananda Shankar

India
The Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal 'Walking On' CDRW83 The first thing to say about this music is that it wasn't made by a… 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 »

Djivan Gasparyan

Armenia
DJIVAN GASPARYAN Djivan Gasparyan is unquestionably one of Armenia's greatest musicians, a living legend. He is the foremost virtuoso of… more »

Jam Nation

Jam Nation was the product of one of the famous Real World recording weeks of the 1990's. These recording weeks were spontaneous gatherings… more »

Guo Brothers

China (Peoples Republic)
Music has always been a vital part of the Guo Brothers' lives. Their father was a well-known erhu player (Chinese two-stringed violin) and… 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 »

Waaberi

Somalia
Maryam Mursal, with her stunning voice, is the female star of Waaberi. More than any other Somali artist she is capable of blending musical… more »

Abdel Ali Slimani

Algeria
Abdel Ali Slimani was born in the U Anasser District of Algiers, the heart of a vibrant cosmopolitan port with one eye on Europe, the other… more »