Hamid Bouchnak (born 13 May 1969 in Oujda) is a Moroccan raï singer.
Here is his song “Bambara” a mashup of traditional hythms and pop music elements
in 1998 he (Hamid ) wrote a song for the national soccer team “Allez allez ” what means Go ! Go !
unfortunately the soccer team is not qualified for the world championship this year but their neighbours Algeria
Sergi Gvarjaladze (born November 13, 1967) is a TV and radio presenter, film director, producer and musician in Georgia. He has worked within the Georgian media for 20 years. He has been involved in the commercial production of a number of projects of a social nature. He is a citizen of Germany and has worked in the music industry in that country since 1994 while studying at the University of Munster. He lives in, and divides his time between, both Georgia and Germany. (wiki )
thanks to Inga from Georgia , who brought this song “Artificial Love ” to me :-)
Au Revoir Simone, formed in 2003, are a Brooklyn based dream pop trio. Listen to their nice song “The Lucky One”:
José Manuel Ortega Heredia, with his artist name Manzanita , born in Madrid, February 7th 1956 - died 6th of septembre 2004) a famous singer and guitarplayer in Spain
Ketama , a spanish flamenco fusion band founded 1984 -2004
they are playing “Verde “
Amr Diab, born in 1961 is an Egyptian singer of Mediterranean music, who was awarded for the World Music award as the Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist four times: 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2009. Listen to his popular song “El Leila”:
Damien Saez, born in 1977, is a french singer-songwriter from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Listen to his 2002 single “Fils de france”:
Niasony Okomo is a congolese singer from Lima, who came to Germany in the age of 13. As she describes herself on her facebook page she sings about her soul, which is torn between Africa and Europe. You could absolutely feel this contrast in her deep voice while she’s performing Afrobeats, traditional Soukous and driving Reggae. Listen to her nice song “Nasina” about a story about trickery and disappointment – a parable for the ongoing desperate situation in the Congo.
Kilindu is a portugese Latin, Latin Jazz , World Music, Fado , Afro Cuban band of six musicians. Pedro Duarte, João Pedreira, Quim Preto, Pantera Pitra, Ivan Pedreira, Tiago Simão conceived a musical bridge across continents from Europe (Portugal), to America (Brazil) and to Africa (Angola). Now they’ve come together to create their own music, resulting in a very active online fan base working hard to spread the music. It’s their support allowing them to play gigs such as Optimus Alive 2013, where they supported the big bands like of Kings of Leon. Whether it’s Portuguese ‘Fado’ music, Cape Verde’s traditional ‘Morna’, Brazilian ‘Samba’ or Cuba’s ‘Habanera’, it is a blend of Latin jazz and Indie World Music traditions that serves their debut single well and makes them unique. Have a listen to their great single “O Que o Futuro Nos Traz”.
Les Balkanes are a choir from France , singing bulgarian , polyphonic songs , read more here on their homepage
Paco de Lucia, born in 1947, was a great Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist from Andalusia. He brought the flamenco from Spain to the world. He is said to have died in the Mexican resort of Cancun as a result of a heart attack on thuesday.Rest in Peace! Listen to his concert live in Pula in 2006: