Music from Austria – Wolfgang Ambros

Born 1952 in Wolfsgraben, Wolfgang Ambros became one of the most popular Austrian singer-songwriters and Austropop musicians. Listen to his great song “Aufi, Aufi”, more or less about mountaineering:

Music from Australia – David Craft

David Craft is an australian dark folk musician. After playing in various bands for several years (e.g. Big Old Bears), David Craft started his solo career. Listen to his nice relaxed song “Smokey Lungs and Dirty Puns”:

Music from the US – Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko and Medicine for the People is an US-american Acoustic Thump-Hop band from Portland, Oregon. They describe themself as ‘Non-profit, Indigenous-youth-freedom-sustainability-healthy living-direct action’. Singer Nhako Bear, adapted and born in Oregon, mixes the cultures he grew up with (Indigenous, Puerto Rican and Filipino) with american elements and builds a bridge between them. Have a listen to “Risk It”:

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”:

Music from the US – Jay Z & Alicia Keys

“Empire State of Mind” is a hip hop and soul song made by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys. This song is actually one of the rap classics in the past years, within impressive chorus. The song about profanity and the problems in the different districts of New York, became a #1 single in the United States in 2009: