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Discus

The Indonesian music group Discus was formed in 1996 by Iwan Hasan (lead vocals, guitar, harpguitar, Balinese rindik, electronic percussion), Anto Praboe (wind instruments), Eko Partitur (violin and electronics), Fadhil Indra (keyboards, vocals), Hayunaji (drums and electronic percussion), Kiki Caloh (bass), Krisna Prameswara (keyboards), and Nonnie (lead vocals). The group …

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Mozaik

Rock and roll and improvisational jazz affects have already been blended with klezmer and Jewish music customs to make the trance-like dance music of Berkeley, CA-based octet Mozaik. Their musical cross types has been known as “psychedelic Jewgrass,” “klezmer-trance music,” and Fiddler over the Roof-meets-the Pleased Deceased. The Jewish Bulletin …

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Ase Drumming Circle

A six-woman percussion ensemble, the Ase Drumming Group has successfully combined the rhythms of Western world Africa, Latin America, as well as the Caribbean. Regarding to www.rhythmus.net, “their drumming is spirit-driven, (demonstrating) their perception in the energy of percussion to heal, uplift and transform the individual spirit.” Produced by percussionists …

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Paranda

Paranda may be the name of both a support music group and a genre of music — specifically, a cross of Western African percussion and acoustic guitar (often similar to artists want Ali Farka Toure) and local Caribbean noises. Paranda may be the music from the Garifuna people, who descended …

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Café Orchestra

Merging the musical traditions of Ireland with hard-edged rock and roll, Dublin-based Café Orchestra offers emerged among the Emerald Isle’s leading folk-rock rings. Furthermore to documenting four unforgettable albums, Tres Café, After Hours, Topaz, and Feelgood, the group offered the soundtrack of such movies as the Neil Jordan-directed Michael Collins …

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Asza

ASZA can be an acoustic outfit steeped in traditional globe music that formed in the 1990s. The music group includes and combines different globe instruments and designs into initial compositions aswell as existing traditional tunes. The group includes newest member, bassist Laurence Mollerup, Chinese language pipa virtuoso Qiu Xia He, …

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C’Kans

A dance-inspiring mixture of zouk, compas, cadence, salsa and soukous has made C’Kans perhaps one of the most thrilling young rings in the French Western world Indies. Initially offering vocalists Beatrie Poulot, Marc Chery and Thierry Martheley, C’Kans released only 1 self-produced record before Chery and Martheley departed searching for …

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Playing for Change

A continuing multimedia project, Performing for Change was made in 2004 by manufacturer/engineers Tag Johnson and Enzo Buono. Expecting to breakdown musical and cultural obstacles and promote a tranquil world-view, the duo journeyed around the world recording street music artists playing the same tracks with the thought of making a …

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BLK JKS

Founded in 2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the indie rock and roll work BLK JKS is definitely made up of guitarists Lindani Buthelezi and Mpumi Mcata, who was raised collectively in Johannesburg’s East Rand, and Soweto natives Molefi Makananise (bass) and Tshepang Ramoba (drums). BLK JKS produced their international documenting …

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Positively Testcard

Trumpet participant Dave Woodhead was among England’s top program musicians, and an associate of Billy Bragg’s music group, when he discovered the kwela (pennywhistle) custom of South Africa. Recruiting guitarist Adam Keelan, bassist Chris Morgan, and drummer Mario Guanieri, Woodhead created kwela band, Favorably Testcard. Blending initial items by Woodhead …

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