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Sekolah Seni Malaysia Sarawak

Students from the famed Art School who have just won Second Prize in The World Cup of Folklore 2017 organized by the European Association of Folklore Festivals in Italy this year. They were also the Grand Prize Winner in Georgia, 2012, Golden Award winner in the 2013 International Folklore Competition…
karuna
June 7, 2017

Ilu Leto

Ilu Leto, a band of six female sape' players from Sarawak Borneo, paving the road and creating a difference in the world of music from Borneo. "Ilu Leto" means "We, the Ladies" in the language of the Kenyah people. The band members; Alena Murang, Elizabeth Bungan Peter, Munirih Jebeni, Rosemary…
karuna
May 17, 2017

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

The very first Paradise Bangkok party started in 2009 where DJs Maft Sai and Chris Menist played Thai luk thung and molam, both popular, rural music styles alongside Mulatu, Augustus Pablo, R.Burnam and Fela Kuti. This led to a live band, and huge international gigs and tours which are sold…
karuna
May 9, 2017

Achanak

Multi award winning act, Achanak, born in 1989, is a six piece UK based band, who are viewed as one of the leading exponents of New Wave Bhangra, which is a fusion of traditional Indian vocals and percussion added to energetic western dance rhythms.  The group are one of the…
karuna
May 8, 2017

O Tahiti E

O Tahiti E was founded in 1986. It is one of the oldest dancing troops in French Polynesia and are the greatest ambassadors of Tahiti around the world. Under founder and choreographer Marguerite Lai, they have won the Heiva I Tahiti (the most important traditional dance competition of Polynesian culture)…
karuna
April 7, 2017

1511 O Maliao Maliao Dance Troupe

In 1511, the Portuguese landed in Malacca, on the western edge of Peninsular Malaysia. Today, their ancestors continue with their music, dances and culture. Led by Gerard de Costa, who started dancing with the Tropa de Malacca when he was 11 years old, this group remains passionate preserving the dances…
karuna
April 7, 2017

Romengo

Romengo plays Hungarian Olah-Gypsy music with a respect for traditions but with a constant renewal. Both of their albums got into the best 10 records of World Music Charts Europe in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Solo vocalist Mónika Lakatos was given the Anna Lindh award in 2007, the Parallel Cultures…
karuna
March 15, 2017

Saing Waing Orchestra

Classical folk Burmese music The band consists of some of the best musicians from Yangon and Mandalay using traditional harp, wind instruments, percussion as well as a dancer.
karuna
March 14, 2017

Ba Cissoko

Ba Cissoko is the son of the famous M'Bady Kouyaté. He founded his own band in 1999 that includes his cousins. He is a multi instrumentalist and sings in Malinke, Wolof, Pulaar and French. His music mixes Mandingo tunes with salsa, rumba, funk, jazz, rhythm n’ blues, without dimming the…
karuna
March 14, 2017

Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe

Their music has been described as “heavenly music that allows one to see the mountains and hear the breeze”. The Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe was formed at the Taiwu Elementary School in Taiwu Township of Pingtung County, Taiwan, situated near the sacred North Dawu Mountain. Their leader, Camake Valaule began…
karuna
March 7, 2017