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Vassvik

Torgeir Vassvik is an artist from Sápmi's northernmost tip, Gamvik in Norway, whose shamanistic vocal and percussion rituals draw their strength and profundity from the extreme polar climate and landscape.  The soundscapes he creates perfectly capture the rugged and extraordinary beauty of this landscape, combining traditional Sami joik and resonant…
karuna
April 12, 2016

Derek Gripper

South African guitarist Derek Gripper released his ninth album, One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, late in 2012. Recorded at an all-night session the album magically conjures anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage, interpreting kora compositions (21 string harp) on solo guitar, a feat which classical guitar…
karuna
April 12, 2016

Téada

A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia,…
karuna
January 15, 2016

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

The huge success of the tour in October and his fantastic showcase at Womex brings the Golden Voice of Africa a high demand of festivals in 2016. The global profile-raiser for Highlife with multi-instrumentalist Kwame Yeboah and his elite team of young players’ music will be back on tour from…
karuna
January 15, 2016

Shanren

"A triumph from beginning to end " - The Guardian Formed in 2000 in the remote and mysterious Yunnan province of southwest China, the region thought to have inspired the Shangri-la of James Hilton’s classic novel Lost Horizon, Shanren, literally “mountain men,” have become one of China’s top indie folk…
karuna
January 7, 2016

Pustaka Bookaroo Children Workshops

Pustaka Bookaroo is a children’s literature festival in Kuching and in India committed to bringing children and books together to celebrate the joy of reading to create readers for life. At the Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 Pustaka Bookaroo will combine music, stories and craft from around the world in workshops…
karuna
July 9, 2015

1Drum.org & more

1Drum.org 1Drum team 2017 is led by Drum Circle Facilitator, Shameer Bakhda (sAM) together with percussionist - Syahir Osman, dholi Keeran-D of Dhol Federation, multi-talented ethnic musician and graduate from ASWARA - Firlany Malik (Fir) and loud & lively Sonia Shah. Joining the team will be REMO Artist (Drum Circle) and Village Music Circles Certified Facilitator, Syed Ibrahim…
karuna
June 6, 2014