Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.

Music from Armenia – Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra was founded 2009 by multi instrumentalist Valeri Tolstov with an idea to combine world , Jazz Pop and amenian Folkmusic and classical music .

Here is their song ” Hov Arek”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTqe5IHjMFY

Music from the US – Vonagarden // Indie

Vonagarden is an US-american indie folk band from Nashville. Found this nice description on their ReverbNation site:

Vonagarden is an organic garden of hope. A band of friends creating a new sound filled with positive vibrations. Vona means “hope” in Icelandic. The founder, Garrett Miller’s vision is to bring refreshment to the hearts of people with sound that personifies the joy of rainfall after a drought, and sunlight on land to create a garden in the hearts of listeners….a vonagarden.

Have a listen to their nice song “After All You Have Done”:

Music from Iceland – Kaleo

Iceland, Iceland and Iceland once again! Refered to its population, Iceland has a high number of great bands and musicians.

Kaleo, is an Icelandic band best known for their harmful indie pop, rock and folk music. The band of the four musicians Jökull Júlíusson, Davíð Antonsson, Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson and Rubin Pollock was formed in 2012. Have a listen to their great song “Vor í Vaglaskógi”:

 

 

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”: