The roots of Saami's music go back to the 13th century - but it's message is contemporary and universal: “to sing is to listen.”
Krononaut is a richly textured new ensemble helmed by guitarist /producer Leo Abrahams and drummer Martin France.
Retro funky meets hi-sheen contemporary.
Music always is a borderline experience.
Especially when not only stylistically
boundaries are shifting, but the centres of
musical creativity are moving.
Raw and celebratory funeral music from northern Ghana. Hypnotic kologo excursions.
Highlife meets afro-funk. Spirited and horn driven.
Border music withut borders.
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Forget type, genre or influence: this is the start of a brand-new trip by one of the most questing musicians at work anywhere.
Lina_Raül Refree is fado for today, a sound that goes beyond geography.
Hassell’s soundworlds have been varied
and bold and their influence on contemporary musics,
discernable and ongoing.
Dub, Turkish psych-rock, Anatolian folk music, Krautrock and the experimental beyond.
Retro-futurism at its finest.
Aziza Brahim’s is a contemporary sonic
poet and an eloquent spokesperson for
the Saharawi people and their struggle for recognition and justice.
A dark, thundering Kinshasa meets Paris soundworld.
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Raw electric blues, Arabic modes
and entrancing folk minimalism
back to the streets of New York.
Sufi trance musicians and rituals – from the depths of the Tunisian desert – in conversation with post-industrial sonics.
NOURA MINT SEYMALI
Born into a prominent family of griot and choosing from an early age to embrace
the artform that is its lifeblood.
Slippery West African beats, dystopian electronics & echoing, shamanic chants.
This ten-piece, Sao Paulo based combo, unleash a ground-breaking fusion of African and South American rhythms and sounds.
Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe.
Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer
and experimental composer based in New York City.
SONIDO GALLO NEGRO
Sonido Gallo Negro is a stunning 9-piece, instrumental combo from east Mexico City (Aragon) that channels both the mystique and mysticism of 1960's Peruvian cumbia.
Dirtmusic return for their fifth album,
a full-scale collaboration with Turkish-psych visionary
Murat Ertel from Baba Zula.
The joys and sorrows of Southern Albanian song. Assembled by veteran producer Joe Boyd.
JUPITER & OKWESS
Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s
unexplored musical heritage and dive into
a pool of modernity.
Bargou 08 deftly combines the little-known soundscapes and rhythms of the Tunisian highlands with driving electronic and rock textures.
ABATWA (THE PYGMY)
Rough-hewn, tribal sonics from
the Rwandan borderlands.
JOSHUA ABRAMS & NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY
Mesmerizing and explorative. A nexus of non-western traditional musics, minimalism, krautrock textures and jazz.
AFRO-HAITIAN EXPERIMENTAL ORCHESTRA
An unheard and unholy mixture of Haitian voodoo
rhythms, afrobeat drumming and Krautrock
DAMIR IMAMOVIĆ'S SEVDAH TAKHT
One of the most inspiring forces behind the rebirth of the traditional style of sevdah (also known as sevdalinka).
A visceral, politically charged 8-piece band based
in New York City, with most of its members hailing
KHMER ROUGE SURVIVORS
Sublime and unheralded sounds from Cambodia.
Heartbreaking and inspiring.
Otherworldly sonics, Zimbabwean beats, Congolese guitar ambiance and political resistance.
BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA
Distortion and wah wah are now at the heart of his sound and the heat lightning vocals of his wife Amy Sacko
serve as the perfect foil.
Boston-based Chris Brokaw has made an indelible mark on rock music both on his own as well as with his iconic bands Codeine and Come, and as a collaborator with Thurston Moore, Evan Dando, Stephen O’Malley and many others.
Un-mediated “field” recordings of lesser-known global
The music of Sacri Cuori is a kaleidoscopic road trip through imaginary 60/70’s soundtrack music and post-folk sonics from Italy, Europa and beyond.
Dub 4 Daze: Classic dub.
Classic Dennis Bovell.
The flashpoint where dub music
and global psych-rock melt together.
A string of firecrackers igniting on the dance floor of a midnight party.
Lobi Traoré was a true African original, a guitarist of profound depth and originality, a singer and songwriter with universal appeal.
The last couple of years have been an
exhilarating ride for Bombino. In late
2004, he recorded nine acoustic songs
in the Ténéré desert, which became his
first real album.
Mesmerizing acoustic and electric guitar explorations meet sampled street recordings, haunted voices and hushed electronics.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar