Music from the US – Slightly Stoopid // Reggae

Formed in 1995 by the childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid released 7 albums so far. They band from Ocean Beach, California crew and generated its own musical sytle: “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk”. Have a listen to their great song “Wiseman”:

Music from Italy – Forty Winks

To take forty winks is to take a nap for a short period of time (usually not in bed), or to take a short sleep during the day.(wikipedia)

Forty Winks is an italian Punk Band formed 1998 in Bologna , Italy .

Here is their song “Beneath her feet “

 

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 Zimbabwe – Lovemore Majaivana

Lovemore “Majaivana” Tshuma is a Zimbabwean musician, arguably the most  popular Nbebele  singer.  Majaivana means good dancer and he has been known for his dancing on stage. Listen to his nice song “Xolani”:

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 – The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are an US-American folk rock band from North Carolina. They were formed in 2000 and released 8 albums so far. Have a listen to their song “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”: