Music from the US -Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Antibalas founded 1998  (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.(wiki)

Here is their song “Uprising”

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Music from Congo DR/France – Gasandji

Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:

Music from Greece/Canada – Katerine Duska

Listen to the song “One in a Million” by Katerine Duska, born in Montreal to greek parents, and now living in Athens. Her music includes elements of indie pop, indie folk, neo-soul and blues elements and is led by her amazing voice!

Music from the US – Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn (* in New York City) is an American jazz and world musician (soprano saxophone, flutes).
Gorn studied composition at the Pennsylvania State University. Under the influence of musicians such as Bismallah Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, his interest in Eastern music was born. In 1969 he went to Benares, where he met the Sarangimaster Gopal Misra and then in Calcuttahe was  student of Bansurimaster  Gour Goswami

Music from Mali – Le Mystère Jazz de Tombouctou

….. The opening track to the LP, “Leli”, immediately launches into the big brass sound and ostinato lead guitar which identify Mystère Jazz’s Malian style. The brass and guitar sections are also teasers for later solo passages – and what solos they are. Malian music of this period is renown for the quality of the lead guitar solos (e.g. National “A” Orchestra, Orchestre Regional de Kayes, Super Djata Band, etc) and Mystère Jazz are right up there with the best. ….

Info from : http://www.radioafrica.com.au/

what a great sound

Music from the US – Darondo

Darondo (actually William Pulliam, * born 1946 in Berkeley, † June 9, 2013 in San Francisco ) was an American soul and funk singer who was active in the music scene of San Francisco.

Here is his song “Didn´t I ”