Listen to the song “The Spirit of Christmas” by 11-year-old UK boy called Fynnjan with Aspergers Syndrome. It’s raising money to help special educational needs provision in mainstream schools for children with autism and Aspergers – primarily through the National Autistic Society and Nordoff Robbins music therapy. I’m very impressed of this!
Thanks for this suggestion Paul!
Kristin Luna Ray is a spiritual folk and world musician. Listen to her amazing song “Sita Ram”:
Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)
Here is her song “1977″
Alex Ebert (born May 12, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Ima Robot and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Here is his song “Truth”
Wake Owl is a canadian indie folk group from Vancover. They released their first EP “Wild Country” in 2013:
Arielle T is a female singer and musician from Gabon. Listen to her song “L’Aveu” featuring Shan’l:
Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:
Listen to the song “One in a Million” by Katerine Duska, born in Montreal to greek parents, and now living in Athens. Her music includes elements of indie pop, indie folk, neo-soul and blues elements and is led by her amazing voice!
Simon & the Bande À Part are a South African indie folk and rock trio from Cape Town. They consist of Simon on vocals and acoustic guitar, Eric Michot (aka Mr Kito) on bass and Ross Campbell (Urban Creep, Benguela, Fetish) on drums and released 4 albums so for. Listening to their song “Blinking and Breathing”, I was just so amazed! It’s even more than wonderful, wow man.
Mayaztek is a group of musicians from El Salvador, Mexico, and Los Angeles. They are performing a blend of Cumbia, Reggae, and Punk. Listen to their nice song “Different Day” and watch the nice music video!