Music from the US – Honeywagon

Honeywagon , a bluegrass coverband (Bryan Clark, Benjamin Levine )from Nashville Tennessee, i think they´ve spezialised on covering songs of the king of Pop  Michael Jackson himself . Love that sound , fresh and inspiring

Here is “Thriller”

Music from France – Christophe Chassol

Really an unusual musician and composer. His arrangements cannot be classified , using electronic equipment ,using loops and combining them with his piano play.

He calls his project : Visualizing Harmony

Christopher Chassol is born 1976 in Martinique . According to wikipedia he gets his inspriation from musicians as Miles Davis , The Cure , Strawinsky and Ennio Morricone . EDIT : I know it´s not mainstream music , but that´s the reason why i´ve choose it .

Music from Namibia – Namib Marimbas

The Namib Marimbas is a music group founded 1988 in  Walvis Bay /Namibia .

From their Homepage :

GOAL OF THE GROUP:

The music, of which we have composed many songs ourselves, expresses the love of our beautiful African country, Namibia. We believe that our music can build bridges and we wish to deliver a message: That of respect for the culture of our ancestors and hope for a peaceful future.
We welcome exposure to the music of other cultures, and regard this as an ongoing learning process.

This is their song “Grazing back home ” a track from 2006 filmed in the dunes outside of Swapokmund

Music from France – Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom is a worldmusic Band from Nantes/France founded 1993. Their sound is  a mix of electronic music with arabic influences . In November 2014 they´ve released their new album “Under the shades of violet” the song “Habibi” is from their 2005 album “Everything must change ”

Music from France – Benjamin Biolay

Benjamin Biolay  (born January 20, 1973 in Villefranche-sur-Saône) is a French singer and actor. Along with several other artists, such as Dominique A or Philippe Katerine, he is one of the best-known representatives of the Nouvelle Chanson.

Here is his song “Tu es mon amour ”