Music from Canada – Ben Caplan

The music of Ben Caplan is diverse, ranging from poetic ballads to frenetic gypsy anthems. But even when the band delivers the roughest of bar room stomps, there is a surprising depth and musicianship to the songs. Expressive percussion, upright bass, violin, sax, clarinet, flute, and terrific use of call and response sing-along choruses all help Caplan stand out from the masses. (from his Homepage)

There is nothing more to say about this musician , have a look on his music video clip “Down to the River”

Music from the US – Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

Adam Lempel is a musician and composer who lives in Amsterdam via Baltimore. He plays in the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats, Weekends and Winks. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a degree in philosophy and now studies classical music composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

The Song “Echo ” has become famous in germany as it has been used as a the background music for a lingerie advertisement

 

Music from the US – Ljova (Lev Zhurbin)

In NYC they´ve searched suburban musicians to unite for a musical experiment . They  stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of “Signal Strength,” an original piece he wrote for them.

Music from Italy – Time Square

Time Square is a brand new project born from an idea of the Time Records crew. This project wants to spread in the world the power of good music through new mixes and productions.
The first release of Time Square is featured by the Australian artist Xavier Rudd, a songwriter, a versatile musician skilled on sixteen instruments, an activist and a surfer.

Here is their song “Follow the sun”