Babel Med Music 2014 Announces Showcase Selection

Babel_Med_2014During three days, March 20-22, 2014 world music showcase Babel Med Music will present 31 projects where traditional music meets new visions and protest songs.

Ahamada Smis (Marseilles-Comoros)
The slammer from Massalia in the heart of Comoros

Amsterdam Klezmer Band (Netherlands)
Klezmer boosted with a dose of Balkan passion

Arash Khalatbari (Reunion Island)
Electro-world music of a nomadic artist

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali)
The electric griot from Mali, master of the modernized African ngoni

Che Sudaka (Argentina-Colombia-Spain)
Latin American mestizo sounds

Chris Combette (Guiana-France)
The swaying rhythms of the high priest of Creole identity

Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band (Jamaica-USA)
The acoustic reggae-folk icon from the mythical band Gladiators

Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru)
The electronic cumbia peruana music duo

Duo Sabîl & Quatuor Bela (France – Palestine)
The elegant interlacing between East and West

Fareeq El Atrash (Lebanon)
Lebanese performer of Arabic hip hop

Fargana Qasimova Ensemble (Azerbaijan)
The masterful female performer of Azeri mugham

G.A.B. (Libya)
The rebellious rappers who speak out for the Libyan revolution

Gargar (Kenya)
The spellbinding voices from Kenya, keepers of Somali traditions

Gianmaria Testa (Italy)
The iconoclastic crooner of traditional Italian songs

Imzad (Algeria)
Tuareg blues band from the Sahara desert in Southern Algeria

Jacky Molard Quartet (France)
The band of leading Breton music artist

Jupiter And Okwess International (DR Congo)
The ethno-futuristic groove of Kinshasa’s feverish nights

Krismenn (France)
Electro-hip hop in Breton language

Lula Pena (Portugal)
Captivating fado

Maya Kamaty – Winner of Prix de l’Océan Indien and Prix Alain Peters (Reunion Island)
Indian Ocean folk ‘Reunion Island style’

Mor Karbasi (Great Britain-Israel-Spain)
The Seville-based diva of new Ladino music

Neuza (Cape Verde)
The upcoming talent of Cape Verde

Nishtiman (Kurdistan-Iran-Iraq-Turkey)
The thrilling Middle eastern journey into the heart of Kurdistan’s music scene

Rabih Abou-Khalil (Lebanon)
Adventurous jazz from Lebanese Maestro

Rita (Israel-Iran)
Ethno-pop from Iranian-Israeli star

Ruben Paz & Cherevefusion (Marseilles-Cuba)
Exponents of nueva fusion afro-caribeña (new Afro-Caribbean fusion)

Shutka Roma Rap (Macedonia)
The explosive encounter between Gypsy rap and music from the Balkan

Sissy Zhou (China)
The moving virtuoso of the thousand year old Chinese gu zheng

Sväng (Finland)
Audacious Finns with many harmonicas

Ve Zou Via (France-Italy)
The Massalia-Napoletana epic at the heart of a volcano of sounds

Walkabout Sound System (Marseilles-France)
The favorite local agitator of dancers and music lovers

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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