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SONA JOBARTEH

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. The Kora is…
karuna
April 7, 2015

BARGOU 08

A musical experience in the heart of the mountains! BARGOU 08 is born of an adventure through the alomost forgotten popular musical landscapes of the north west of Tunisia, a region isolated from the rest of the country between the mountains and the Algerian border.  The singer Nidhal Yahyaoui and…
karuna
April 7, 2015

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band

A fine tribute to the music & language of the Cajuns – Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band play the traditional music of southern Louisiana. The band was formed in 2009 through a mutual obsession with authentic Cajun music. Geoff and Andrew Le Blanc (who are descendants of the Acadians) perform…
karuna
April 6, 2015

ALAVERDI

Georgian folk ensemble ALAVERDI was founded in December, 2014. Consisting of four members, the ensemble is specialized in authentic Georgian traditional folk music. Alaverdi members are also members of ethno jazz band Iriao, and independently they work as conductors and leaders in different male folk choirs. The ensemble repertoire includes…
karuna
March 31, 2015

Son de Madera

Son de Madera trio is an artistic group specializing in the interpretation and composition of a traditional genre of southern Mexico called Son Jarocho. Founded in 1990, they are internationally known as the best proposal of Son Jarocho today. The group's work is distinguished by the cultivation of music, poetry…
karuna
March 31, 2015

Kapela Maliszów

Kapela Maliszów is a family band started and led by multi-instrumentalist Jan Mailsz. The band is inspired by the traditional music of Beskid Niski and Pogorze, in South Poland. Folk songs and dance music from Gorlice county is traditionally played with a violin, a basolia (a folk instrument similar to…
karuna
March 31, 2015

CULTURE SHOT a.k.a LA LA LI LA TAM PONG

Imagine the melancholic sounds of an Er-hu, the strumming of a Lang Tin Tang, the melodic rhythm of a Rebana coupled with gongs, and the interlocking beats of a Gendang with a splash of Chinese cymbals. Now put all these instruments together and what you end up with is an…
karuna
March 31, 2015

NDIMA

Traditionally nomadic, Pygmies are nowadays in the process of settlement. They live in the forests of Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the big Lakes, and left according to the geographical areas in various groups in particular Baka, Bambuti, Batwa, Babongo, Efé and others. In Republic of the Congo, we…
karuna
March 23, 2015

SHOOGLENIFTY

Scotland’s Acid croft pioneers Shooglenifty kicked off their 25th Anniversary year with a jumping sell-out gig at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.  Snake-hipped fiddle-toting Highland front man Angus R Grant still rules the roost after a quarter century, but he has been joined centre stage by fiery young mandolinist Ewan MacPherson and…
karuna
March 23, 2015

KORRONTZI

Korrontzi (Mungia, Biscay, Basque Counry, 2004) rank number 6 in “European World Music Charts” for the month of February 2014. The fact that Korrontzi reach number 6 in “European World Music Charts” is especially important for the band because this ranking has (and gives) international fame. The most popular radios…
karuna
March 23, 2015