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2019

2019Performers

Sangtam Naga (Nagaland)

Led by Guru Shiromong Sangtam, an expert on indigenous construction and craftsmanship, this cultural troupe showcases the rich ancestral traditions of the Sangtam Nagas. Sangtams are one of the major Naga ethnic groups. The Naga people are an umbrella ethnic group who live in India and Myanmar. Their mountainous habitat…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
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San Salvador (France)

6 voices, 2 toms, 12 hands, 1 tambourine – this is SAN SALVADOR, a band that combines Occitan poetry  with hypnotic vocal harmonies propelled by surging percussion. Trained by Gabriel Durif, their unbridled polyphonies are immersed in traditional Limousin music and culture which is what they grew up with. The…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Rajery (Madagascar)

He is called the Prince of the Valiha. Malagasy songwriter and singer, Germain Randrianarisoa, known as RAJERY, is a virtuoso on this emblematic instrument of Madagascar – an instrument that is part zither, part lute. RAJERY is promoting “Mokiza Miaina” or the Live Music of Madagascar. He has been performing…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Olga Cerpa Y Mestisay (Canary Islands)

“Jallo” is an island word that refers to the objects the sea throws to the Canary shores. This concept is used by OLGA & MESTISAY to create splendid songs that have been “found” in musical journey. The music moves through a space full of light, good energy, root sounds and…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Otava Yo (Russia)

The 7 musicians of OTAVA YO create new interpretations of Russian folk music, reviving neglected tunes from times gone by. They have been called “modern buffoons” as their vigorous music is performed with uninhibited humour, fiery  playing and unique stage presentation. OTAVA YO aims to shatter the cliché that Russian…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

OKI (Japan)

OKI KANO is an Ainu Japanese musician who picked up the tonkori late in life and is now the most prominent performer of this instrument in the world. He usually uses it in contemporary compositions, fusing reggae, African and electronic with Ainu folk melodies. He also works and networks with…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Mehdi Nasouli (Morocco)

MEHDI NASSOULI has been learning to play many different traditional instruments of Morocco since he was a child being fascinated with the gnawa rhythms and trance from his family, Malhoune poetic arts and Deqqa folkloric percussion from the southern regions where he lived. His favourite instrument is the guembri –…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Mauravann (Mauritius)

Made up of four well known artists from Mauritius, Linzi Backbotte, Emmanuel Desroches, Kurwin Castel and Samuel Dubois, MAURAVANN was put together by artistic director, Percy Yip Tong, in 2016 to showcase the music of the islands of South West Indian Ocean. Their repertoire is based on Sega and its…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Macka B (UK / Jamaica)

A Rastafarian with political consciousness and songs devoted to spiritual and social messages, MACKA B’s rough and gravely vocals are an instantly identifiable sound. He has had many songs over his 30 year career hit the No. 1 spot on the Reggae charts or won awards. MACKA B  has been…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

La Chiva Gantiva (Colombia)

La Chiva Gantiva plays music without borders – they are genre bending and adventurous, they will make you dance , jump or mosh with their original combination of rock, funk, hip hop and punk with Colombian rhythms. Originally formed by three Colombian immigrants, they are now a global band with…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019