Eneida Marta, a Guinean singer, was born in Bissau, 42 years ago, shortly before the former Portuguese colony declared its independence. An auspicious time and the reason why Eneida Marta sing about freedom, love and the really important things in life. And the truth is that Eneida, born into a family with strong artistic inclinations, always sang from a young age.
Winner of the “Revelation Prize” at the French music festival "Printemps de Bourges" in 2005, REMNA, son of Guinean poet José Carlos Schwarz, has finally released his second original album, "Zona Zero" - the first to be released in Portugal.
Cape Verdean singer Tété Alhinho carries within her voice a very distinctive soul, developed through her childhood, listening to “Mornas” sang by Bana “in the final 15 minutes of the Barlavento radio broadcast”, as she recalls in the cover notes of “Mornas ao Piano”, the beautiful album she launched recently. In order to recover these memories
Mocoilas, is formed by four women, singing a capella, songs from an ancient Portugal, that barely nobody knows. They started by recovering some traditional music from Algarve and Alentejo (South of Portugal), always adding their original touch
An improbable, surprising, even daring concert, this concoction brings together contrasting acts: the jazz and improvised music of diva Maria João; and the unique, irreverent Moçoilas: a group of three women (Margarida Guerreiro, Inês Rosa and Teresa Silva) who sing traditional southern, Mediterranean songs, a capella.
Elas são mulheres do Sul. Eles são homens do Norte. Elas trazem o cantar das serras na voz, o ritmo na cadência e no embalo. Eles trazem gaitas mirandesas, sanfonas e pandeiros.
Solilóquio is the title of João Frade’s latest album. Originally from the Algarve, the musician has participated in some of the most important musical projects throughout his career, both in Portugal and abroad, alongside names like Maria João and Mário Laginha, Mariza, Pedro Jóia, Lura, Jorge Pardo and Munir Hossn, among others. He has won countless awards throughout his career.
Ben & The Pirates like to keep their audiences rolling on the waves and are the result of the musical melting pot that is the Algarve. Using Reggae as their sun-filled glue, they fold in a pinch of Ska, another of Rock, some Groove and the result is a party where Ben & The Pirates are the life and soul.
Music from the Alentejo: Cante Alentejano (a specific genre of purely vocal music), as well as other popular forms of music in the region, originate from a people that sing.
Ghetto Kumbé is the meeting in Bogotá of 3 great Colombian musicians from the Caribbean coast. A combo of wizards’ singers and percussionists calling the public all around the world to join their digital rumba. Their transcendent ritual is made with a powerful base of percussions, Caribbean house beats and traditional afro Colombian rhythms inspired from west Africa.
Yossi Fine, bass master producer, is one of the most well known musicians and producers in the world today. Ben Aylon is defined as a border-breaking drummer and percussionist, best known for his unique “Neo-African Drumming” style and cutting edge hybrid drumming techniques.
The powerful and original fusion between the Caribbean voodoo melodies and rhythms and the 70's US blues rock; the shock between Moonlight's powerful and rebellious voice and the tension of saturated guitars... the voodoo trance in a new and explosive style !
Horace Andy is a Jamaican singer-songwriter known for having the ‘sweetest voice in reggae music’ and for his long association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack. He was born as Horace Hinds on February 19th,1951 in Kingston and is also known as "Sleepy".
La Chiva Gantiva plays music without borders! Genre bending and adventurous they'll make you dance, jump or mosh with their original combination of rock, funk, hip hop and punk with Colombian rhythms, while preserving a jam mentality and multicultural origins.
Transported by the Adriatic winds, the BandAdriatica comes from Apulia with an original and disruptive proposal that mixes the suggestions of the Italian band —which animates the parties, the processions and funerals with its deep and ancestral sound — with the virtuosity and energy of Balkan music and the influences and
They bring the urgent message that the world has to come together in search of a better Groove. They mix Angolan Kuduro with the Brazilian Funk of the favela, Mozambican tradicional songs with Afro-House and feed our body and soul with their contagious rhythms and with an afro-apocalyptic look.
MAJAZ is an earthy 4-piece Fusion/World/Progressive band from Bahrain, a small island in the Arabian Peninsula. Their progressive-driven fusion of genres, forged by their unconventional blend of instruments, has been widely recognised, making them one of the island’s most unique musical acts. Majaz has been performing live for
With their Reggae DNA from Jamaican origins, the Brooklyn born group of Massachusetts’s upbringing unearthed a way to infuse the sounds of Pop, Rock, Country, R&B and Hip-Hop music into their brand of Reggae that they call “Rockaz”. “Avrakedabra” is Produced by GRAMMY Award-Winning Morgan Heritage and Multi
Harouna Samake was born in Dissan, Circle de Bougouni, in the Region of Sikasso, Mali in 1974. He started to play the ancient West African instrument Kamale N'Goni at the age of 8, when he fell in love with the instrument seeing someone playing it in his village.
BaBa ZuLa is a Turkish alternative musical group, founded in Istanbul in 1996. With a wide variety of influences and a wide range of instruments, they create a unique psychedelic sound.
International legends, The Turbans bind together musics from ‘manywhere’ with their interstellar live show which ignites the crowd. Sonically huge and visually arresting, they are a powerhouse of talent, bringing their vibrant and unique sound to audiences who can do nothing more than smile, dance and shout for joy.
In 2006, Anana Harouna arrived in Brussels after a long exile and created a new band: Kel Assouf. Since then he explored various styles and formulas gathering musicians from African and European countries.
The unique and eclectic sound of Tribali emerges from an unconventional array of instruments and an unlikely fusion of musical genres. This is where the ethereal frequencies of the sitar meet the deep earthy vibrations of the didgeridoo and where hypnotic vocals contrast with upbeat ethnic percussion rhythms.
Caribbean-style blues in a mix between Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen and Black keys. They define themselves as a Blues band but they are not restricted to the American musical style, above all, is the feeling and the emotion that they want to share.
Hatim Belyamani - aka H.A.T - is a talented and multidisciplinary musician who grew up in Morocco surrounded by Arab, sub-Saharan influences. At Harvard he studied composition, jazz and ethnic music but it was with electronic music that he identified himself, beginning to compose and produce his own tracks since 2002.
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