Pan African Orchestra

Central African Rep.
The Pan African Orchestra is a most unusual institution, founded on lofty and ambitious ideals. Nana Danso Abiam, the Pan African… more »

Justin Vali Trio

Madagascar
Hailing from Madagascar, The Justin Vali Trio is Justin Rakotondrasoa, Doudou (Romeo Tovoarimino) who plays the acoustic guitar and… more »

Farafina

Burkina Faso
A flute entwines its melancholy call with the voice of the wind in the reeds as a young Peul shepherd dreams of his homeland, the dry and… more »

Ashkhabad

Turkmenistan
Ashkhabad is the capital of Turkmenistan and its cultural heart. The city's finest musicians have come together and called themselves… more »

Doudou N'Diaye Rose

Senegal
Legendary master drummer of Senegal who carries with him an enourmous repertoire of both traditional rhythms and his own compositions. He… more »

Shankar

India
A child prodigy, born in Madras, Southern India, who studied violin from the age of five, Shankar commissioned the creation of the unique… more »

Fatala

Guinea-Bissau
Exhilarating traditional dance music from West Africa - the roots of blues, jazz and pop. Fatala is unique in modern African music, a band… more »

Trísan

China (Peoples Republic), Ireland (Irish Republic), Japan
Pól Brennan (ex-Clannad) collaborates with Chinese flautist Guo Yue and Japanese percussionist Joji Hirota (formerly with Stomu Yamashta's… more »

Musicians of the National Dance Company of Cambodia

During their dreadful mission to change Cambodia back into a peasant society the Khmer Rouge almost wiped out a thousand years of their… more »

Eyuphuro

Mozambique
For most people Mozambique conjures up images of tragedy - war, famine and millions of refugees living on food aid. The other side of this… more »

Sabri Brothers

Pakistan
Pakistan's foremost and best-loved Qawwali ensemble, the Sabri Brothers, have thrilled audiences all over the world for over 30 years. … more »

K. Sridhar and K. Shivakumar

India
Initiated into the Carnatic tradition from early childhood, Sridhar and his brother, Shivakumar, are descendants of twelve generations of… more »

Tabu Ley Seigneur Rochereau

Congo Dem. Rep.
One of the greatest stars of Zairean music with a career bridging decades. Light and precise soukous rhythms, Latin-inflected horns, rich… more »

Sasha

United Kingdom
In 2002 Real World brought together the contemporary American soundtrack composer BT and the UK's superstar DJ Sasha. With the additional… more »