Africa Negra

For the past 40 years, África Negra have been indisputably the most important and genuine ambassadors of the music of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Atanga Boom!

Early 2012 members of successful bands such as Monsieur Dubois, Bernie’s Lounge and The Shuffle Demons joined hands. Within a short time a tight group of musicians lined‐up, all with the same addiction to afrofunk, worldgrooves and jazz.


Sicily’s favorite blends traditional horn-heavy Italian rhythms with Balkan inspired party vibes that take you on a musical journey around the Mediterranean isles.

Balkan Beat Box

Even more globalized than ever. Ragga, hiphop and dancefloor electronica!


Around the world with Depedro,  “La increible historia de un hombre bueno”  is DePedro’s latest album. A piece of work that is original, delicate, creative, well crafted and, above all, human, which pretty much sums up Jairo Zavala.

Els Catarres

Els Catarres are a Catalan pop-folk band. The members of Els Caterres are Èric Vergés and Jan Riera Prats from Aiguafreda and Roser Cruells from Centelles. The band is famous for the song Jenifer who came a hit in the summer of 2011 in Catalan Countries.

Emel Mathlouthi

Her music has electro and trip hop rhythms and a modern sound – a new way forward for Tunisian music.


Fendika (Ethiopia) Ferocious five-piece band with two phenomenal dancers

Fuel Fandango

Nita and Ale Acosta are not trying to be revolutionaries, but they are trying to do something new.

Fumaça Preta

Fumaça Preta (Black Smoke) brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics and afrobeat.


  From the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, Hanggai is a crossover band that blends traditional music and rock. “This is Asian crossover music at its best”. ( The Guardian )

Idan Raichel

Multi-instrumentalist from Israel showing the world he is one of the most creative musicians of his country. And beyond.


South Korean electronic trio Idiotape formed in 2008 in Seoul.  Producer and synthesizer player Dguru, who is also a highly-respected DJ in Korea, and synthesizer player Zeze teamed up with the simple goal of making “fun and enjoyable music.”  drummer DR (formerly of Seoul pop-punk / pop-rock act Sugar Donut) was brought on board in early 2010.


The Music that exist everywhere but belongs nowhere.

Konono nr 1

Rough and honest in your face grooves from Kinshasa.

La Yegros

The first female signing to the renowned ZZK label she is seen as the first lady of digital-cumbia in a typically male dominated scene.

Liu Fang

The empress of pipa and guzheng. Music from the classical and folkloric traditions.

Long Shen Dao

Tai Chi Reggae from Beijing

Los Pirañas

  Dance to this psychedelic connection between champeta, afrobeat, rock and cumbia.    

Mbongwana Star

From Kinshasa – Congo - this group of street musicians who play a fusion of funk, rock, rumba and vintage R&B.

Meridian Brothers

Touching down from Bogota, Columbia, Meridian Brothers are here to shoot their deliciously weird and loose psycho-tropical groove through summer 2014. 


Mocambo is the result of the cooperation between the Belgium/Brazilian rapper 'Le Tagarel'  and the Belgium producer - saxophonist Tartaruga.


“Traditional but with unmistakable pulses of reggae and rock” UNCUT

O Rappa

In 1993, four friends from Rio de Janeiro (Nelson Meirelles, Marcelo Lobato, Alexandre Menezes et Marcelo Yuka) decided to create a group of reggae, O Rappa, to expose the social injustices that the country was going trough (cf Minha Alma). They have recruited a fifth member, Falcão, that from that time onwards became the emblematic vocalist of the group.

Oumou Sangaré

Malian diva delivers a modernized version of the traditional, rural music of the enigmatic and mysterious Wassoulou hunters with a funk-driven pulse.

Parno Graszt

"They do not use sources of Gipsy music - they are the source itself.” Simon Broughton, Songlines

Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas is one of Ghana’s all-time great vocalists, named “The Golden Voice Of Africa”.

Rupa & The April Fishes

Fiery, engaging and wide-reaching, their music is the soundtrack for a world teetering at the edge of itself

Shan Ren

Formed in 2000 in the remote and mysterious Yunnan province of south-west China, the region thought to have inspired the Shangri-la of James Hilton’s classic novel Lost Horizon, Shan Ren, literally “mountain men,” have become one of China’s top indie folk bands. With members representing some of the smaller ethnic groups, the four-piece aims to promote and preserve the colourful and diverse heritage of Yunnan and Guizhou’s many ethnic tribes through original compositions and re-workings of local folk melodies.Shan Ren fuse indigenous music with modern styles, while showcasing a variety of traditional instruments such as the Xianzi, Qinqin and Dabiya (four-stringed plucked instruments) and Xianggu and Sun drum (percussion). Gaining popularity in Beijing’s small but vibrant folk scene on the strength of their energetic live shows, the band were invited to appear in front of 5,000 people at Cathedral Square for the Barcelona Festival Asia 2010. In 2011, Shanren also presented showcases at MIDEM in Cannes and Liverpool Sound City, UK.

Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar

Godfather of the Balkan Beats.


Socalled is a pianist, producer, composer, arranger, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. The subject of “The Socalled Movie”, a feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada, he has been making records and touring the world for over a decade.


  “Söndörgö are proving themselves to be one of Europe’s most versatile and exciting bands.” Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine.  

Songhoy Blues

Timbuktu indie kids Songhoy Blues, stars of the Africa Express album

Taraf de Haïdouks

Ever since the release of their debut album and their first visit to western Europe back in 1991, Taraf de Haïdouks are considered as the epitome of Gypsy music’s fabulous vitality.

Toumani & Sidiki

 Kora-master Toumani Diabaté presents his son Sidiki - 72nd generation of Diabaté griots - to the world.


TRAD.ATTACK! takes inspiration from old archive recordings and from the music of today. Folk-Music is their starting point but not their boundary: they remain open in ears, mind and soul to different styles and new directions whilst maintaining their emotional roots-heart.


“Troker's performance was noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy and altogether wonderful.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ


Tulegur (刚子) a native from Inner Mongolia mixes throat singing with guitar playing, a singer songwriter from the grasslands.

Turtle Island

Turtle Island fuses traditional Japanese carnival beats with other musical elements including distorted guitar, Indian music, and Korean traditional music, all held together with a punk rock background.


uKanDanZ plays an unique style. It’s an unusual meeting between an electric quartet from France and Asnake Guebreye’s terrific voice. This charismatic lead singer originates from the vibrant music scene in Addis Abeba.

Vaudou Game

Vaudou Game is one of the newest exciting bands on the scene. Peter Solo, singer and composer of the band was born in Aného-Glidji (Togo), birthplace of the Guin tribe and place of voodoo culture, just like the whole region of Togo and Benin is.


Korean traditional music adapted to a modern life.