Nigun Yerushalmy – Traditional (Israel) 2017

Nigun Yerushalmy – Traditional (Israel) 2017

Ensemble Nigun Yerushalmy was founded during 2008 by a group of musicians inspired by old musical traditions. The Ensemble is preforming a show called 'waiting to morning'. The main motives in this show are poems, melodies and stories of the pilgrims to Jerusalem. In this show the audience is invited to climb on an ancient musical ladder to Jerusalem. This ladder is combined from thousand years of yearning to a place of love and solidarity. Hilel Maly | Flute, Texts and guidance Moshe shalev | Persian santur & tar Ilan Keynan | Guitar & singing Yony Sharon | Percussion Yagel Haroush | Kemanche & ney Eviatar hrmesh | contrabass

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Jagwa Music ~ Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Jagwa Music ~ Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Jagwa Music got its start in the early 1990s, when young Dar es Salaam musicians began realizing they could make small Casio keyboards roar. Like many mchiriku  groups, Jagwa is a collective project. The band was originally founded in 1992. Except for the chief composer Abdallah Gora and the band’s patron George Abdul Jolijo,   all their current members joined the group within the past 10 to 12 years. Due to a busy live schedule that sees them performing regularly at family celebrations in          Dar es Salaam and its surroundings, the group is currently comprised of around 15 to 20 musicians, who rotate so that only about…

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Motra Music ~ Traditional (Kenya) 2017

Motra Music ~ Traditional (Kenya) 2017

MOTRA is an all-female percussion band based in Nairobi, Kenya. The name MoTra is derived from the words MOrdern and TRAditional music. The band was founded on 20th November, 2015 by Matthew Rabala, Mobutu Sese and Kasiva Mutua who came together and decided to change the norm in the percussion industry by agreeing to form a group of female percussionists. The band members include; Wangechi Kamau, Viona Nyokabi, Sharon Ochieng, Beatrice Wangui, and Tatyana Atyang’. Mission Statement: To empower women on music and believing in themselves. In percussion group fuses music from all genres both modern and traditional and creates rhythmic beats from to bring beats to life through chemistry…

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Jackie Paladino ~ Soul & Jazz (USA) 2017

Jackie Paladino ~ Soul & Jazz (USA) 2017

Jackie Paladino is a soul and jazz singer who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her music is intimate as she draws on personal struggles with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety to craft her songs. Her newest song “Can You Tell Me What Love Is” was just released on SL records based in London. The song is a heartfelt ode to old relationship, and questions the fine line between lust and true love. Read on to learn about Jackie Paladino and her inspiring story.

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Total Hip Replacement ~ Reggae & Funk ( Denmark) 2017

Total Hip Replacement ~ Reggae & Funk ( Denmark) 2017

Total Hip Replacement is a young reggae / funk band focusing on sparkling energy, both pumping out of hears and thundering beyond stage edges. Total Hip Replacement consists of five young boys from Aarhus, who together form the reggae quintet that has taken Aarhus’ underground. Together, the five games have many jobs on Danish soil and have been on tour in Ghana since the band was formed in March 2013. In the past years, Total Hip Replacement has been able to experience the following places: Train Voxhall Atlas Radar V58 Goil Filling Station (Ghana) Music Music (West African TV) The Palette

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Bernice Boikanyo ~ Jazz (South Africa) 2017

Bernice Boikanyo ~ Jazz (South Africa) 2017

Bernice Boikanyo has always had a searing passion for music, it is this passion that started him on the path he finds himself today. As a young man Bernice began working at EMI/CCP Music, it was here where Mr Schlochberg (CEO of EMI/CCP), recognized the tenacity and live music articulation that Boikanyo harboured, released him from his job and sent him back to music school. Boikanyo’s career was further developed at Fuba Music Academy and then at Funda Art School where he earned himself a music diploma. He then further established himself as a professional artist by studying music business with Phakamani Music Industry Institute. Boikanyo is thus a well…

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Selmor Mtukudzi ~ Afro (Zimbabwe) 2017

Selmor Mtukudzi ~ Afro (Zimbabwe) 2017

Selmor Mtukudzi is a multi-award winning musician, and actress. Her music has won her numerous awards in her home country, Zimbabwe and abroad in the United States of America and nominations in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Selmor Mtukudzi was born on 22 August 1983 to Oliver Mtukudzi and Melody Murape in Harare. She started singing at a tender age of 10 which saw her appearing in local films and dramas such as,” I Am The Future”, which featured at local cinemas. After completing school, she went to work as a sales representative for Adam  and Sons. The latter sold school uniforms. Her passion would not fade away but, in…

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De Lukes ~ Fusion (Zimbabwe) 2017

De Lukes ~ Fusion (Zimbabwe) 2017

De Lukes – is an Afrocentric soulful musician who touches up his genre with a fusion of Mbira and modern proclivities. His music reveres and respects the power of his chosen art form, his music consists of mbira instrument with modern proclivities backed up by a band .He is no stranger to the world of music and performance having cut his teeth in the music industry through his wide travels with various artists and groups in the country, where he has traveled countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. He is an artist who loves chasing dreams and has an unquenchable thirst to do everything. Among many…

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Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya is a Kenyan “Worldmusic” artiste collaborating with other artists, in an effort to produce innovative shows and be able to share and put into practice his knowledge for the development of the Arts scene in Africa. He is the founder of Fadhilee’s garage a monthly concert at his garage as well as founder of the Annual multicultural Utam Festival. Fadhilee has staged his music in Kenya Uganda Tanzania Zanzibar Greece Sweden Switzerland, Norway, Germany among more. He is the African Brand ambassador for SWINTI Swiss made watches as of July 2017  

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