Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.

Music from Armenia – Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra was founded 2009 by multi instrumentalist Valeri Tolstov with an idea to combine world , Jazz Pop and amenian Folkmusic and classical music .

Here is their song ” Hov Arek”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTqe5IHjMFY

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”: