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
Au Revoir Simone, formed in 2003, are a Brooklyn based dream pop trio. Listen to their nice song “The Lucky One”:
Róisín O is an Irish folk pop singer from Dublin. Her music is really catchy, and reminds me to icelandic alternative, indie pop music. Listen to her nice “Tea Song”:
Also listen to her piece Synchronicity
Spinvis is a Dutch one-man project centred around Erik de Jong (born 2 February 1961, Spijkenisse). Using experimental, lo-fi music, Spinvis became an instant success in his home country, earning two gold records in the process and performing sold-out tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium. (wiki)
Here is his song “Dagen van Gras , Dagen van Stro”
Eva de Roovere is a singer-songwriter from Belgium born June 14th 1978 in Lier.
Here is her song “Encore de toi “
The brothers Adam (15, vocals and guitar), Aaron (17, drummer) and Abel (15, bass) Lovac from Kerken / North Rhine-Westphalia are making music together since nine years. First in a band called LaLaLa, later they have renamed in 3A. For three years, the trio has been working on his debut – 28 March they will release the album “wirsindhier”.
Here is their debut single “Sind wir Freunde ?” (Are we Friends ) think there will be a hype in germany as knwohn with the boygroup Tokyo Hotel before.
We had in 2011 already one song from this band from the US , here is another one “White Winter Hymnal ” . In germany we have actually no snow this winter , a green and grey winter in fact we have this year with temperatures almost over 0°C .
Fleet Foxes is the name of this American band from Seattle founded 2006 . The quintet describes its music as “baroque harmonic pop jams”.
Antoine Wendo Kolosoy (April 25, 1925 – July 28, 2008), known as Papa Wendo, was a Congolese musician. He was considered the “Father” of Congolese rumba music, a musical style blending rumba, beguine, waltz, tango and cha-cha.
Wendo was born in 1925 in Mushie territory, Mai-Ndombe District of western Congo, then under Belgian colonial rule. His father died when he was seven, and his mother, a singer herself, died shortly thereafter. He was taken to live in an orphanage run by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, and remained there until he was 12 or 13, expelled when the fathers disapproved of the lyrics of his songs. Wendo began playing guitar and performing at age 11.
Kolosoy became a professional singer almost by chance after having worked also as a boxer, sailor and longshoreman in Congo, Cameroon and Senegal. From 13 Wendo traveled as a worker on the Congo River ferries, and entertained passengers on the long trips. Between 1941 and 1946 he traveled as a sometime professional boxer, as far from home as Dakar, Senegal. Here´s his song “Camille ”
Plastic Mermaids is a band from the Isle of Wight (UK) The video for Polaroids has been taken from their EP debut EP Drømtorp that will be released on March 31st via Cross Keys Records.
Rigna Folk , an art rock band from Ulm /Germany . On their Homepage they describe themselve as a band from a parallel universe and compare their music as a mixture of the music of Pink Floyd , Sigur Ros and Radiohead,
Rigna Folk ´s lyrics are in english and in russian language , quite a great musical reunion
Today they released their new single “Shag “