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Freshlyground

A South African Afro-fusion strap, Freshlyground came collectively in Cape City in 2002. Led by vocalist Zolani Mahola, and offering Simon Attwell on flute, mbira and harmonica, Peter Cohen on drums, Kyla Rose Smith on violin, Julio “Gugs” Sigauque on classical guitar, Josh Hawks on bass electric guitar and Seredeal …

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Mayra Andrade

Cape Verdean songstress and writer Mayra Andrade produced a name for herself like a songwriter and performer in her adolescence. By her early twenties she was a recognised talent, known through the entire Parisian globe music scene on her behalf keen composing and adept vocals. Mayra spent her first years …

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Big Blue Ball

Comprising a large number of musicians from various countries all over the world, Big Blue Ball is definitely a collaborative task that started to take form in the first ’90s before finally released like a full-length album in 2008. Made by Peter Gabriel along with Karl Wallinger of Globe Party …

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Dark Chocolate

The jazz group CHOCOLATES were organized by percussionist Barklie “Clay” Henry (whose previous affiliations include Pulsation and Barefoot). His objective was to gather accomplished music artists from different disciplines at his house in Big Sur, California, and record the outcomes. The first recording, Isle Gypsy, released by Megawave Information on, …

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No Blues

Specializing in a distinctive worldbeat hybrid of American folk, blues, as well as the rhythmically unfixed Middle Eastern traditional design referred to as taqsim, Netherlands-based No Blues contact what they enjoy “Arabicana,” and it’s really an apt term. Essentially a trio of American, Middle Eastern, and Dutch music artists, with …

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The Idan Raichel Project

Led by Israeli keyboardist/producer Idan Raichel, the Idan Raichel Task seeks to provide voice towards the amazingly diverse mixture of world cultures that include Israel’s colorful musical panorama. After period spent using the army rock-band where he slice his tooth, touring and carrying out for troops all around the country, …

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Ziroq

Los Angeles-based quintet Ziroq burst in to the world music picture in 2001 using a captivating fusion of different designs predicated on multicultural affects. Called after Sirocco, a mythical blowing wind blowing through the Sahara desert up to Southern European countries, the music group debuted using the release of the …

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Yothu Yindi

Yothu Yindi may be the most successful and internationally recognized of Australia’s aboriginal rings. Their importance is based on their fusion of traditional music and functionality with contemporary rock and roll. The name of the music group means “mom and kid” and is actually a kinship term utilized by the …

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Yoshida Brothers

Wildly popular within their native Japan, the Yoshida Brothers are virtuosos from the Tsugaru shamisen, a normal three-string instrument not really unlike the banjo, and they’ve taken the instrument beyond your realms of Japanese folk, incorporating components of pop, smooth jazz, rock and modern styles to their music. The Yoshida …

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Yosefa

b. Yosefa Dahari, 13 January 1971, Eilat, Israel. Yosefa was raised hearing the music from the Arabic Middle East and North Africa from her parents (her dad was originally from Yemen, her mom from Morocco), and she started singing while portion in the military. On one event, while stationed following …

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