Music from Angola – Dontana

Dontana is a singer, songwriter, percussionist and composer from Angola, now living in Bavaria, Germany. After several years of singing in a choir and learning to play new instruments, he created his own sytle of music: a mix of traditional and modern African music. Have a listen to his great song “Tadi ko“:

Music from Algeria – Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahimi, born in 1976 in the sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. In 1995 Brahim won the ‘1st National Song Contest‘ of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. After a tour through Europe, she became more and more popular and released her first albums. Have a listen to her wonderful song “Lagi”:

Adjiri Odametey – Dzen

 Adjiri Odametey

Genre: World Music

©Adjiri Odametey

©Adjiri Odametey

The Ghanaian world musician Adjiri Odametey, born in 1963 in Accra and now living in Bavaria, released his fourth album called “Dzen” by africmelo records.

My first thoughts while I was listening to this amazing album: my soul travels far away.

The album “Dzen” demonstrates that the Ghanaian musician Adjiri Odametey has absulutely reached the top of African World Music. With his warm voice and heartful ryhthms he lets your soul travel through the different sounds of Ghana. Absolutely outstanding!

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Music from the UK – Calumma Amber

Calumma Amber is a singer and producer from London. She’s writing downtempo melodic electronic music mixed with chilled voices and African percussion . Listen to her song “LIELIELIELIELIELIELIELOW“, part of her brand new album Aja:

Music from Ireland – Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan born as Máire Philomena Ní Bhraonáin is an irish traditional musician. Born in 1952, she became a professional musician in 1970 when her family formed the band  Clannad. Listen to her nice song “I Will Find You”:

Music from Germany – Oliver Shanti

Ulrich Schulz, born as Oliver Shanti in Hamburg 1948, is a german new age musician. Although his music is impressive, Schulz was sentenced to nearly 7 years prison in 2009, because of child sexual abuse. No respekt to this, even if it seems so damn strange to me, listening to a criminal! But you should really listen to this song called “Sacral Nirvana”:

Music from the US – Melodic Intersect

Melodic Intersect is an ongoing music project that brings together a diversity of musical styles, cultures,and disciplines. It features collaborations from a rotating ensemble of talented musicians thoughtfully integrating rhythm and melody from genres such as Jazz, North Indian Classical, Rock, Eastern and Western Folk, and many more. Listen to their great album “Global Vision”: