Music from Namibia – Namib Marimbas

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

From their Homepage :


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 the US – Brandi Carlile // Alternative Country

Brandi Carlile, born in 1981, is an US-American alternative country and folk rock musician. Carlile really discouvered music by herself: she learned playing the piano and the guitar by herself. Have a listen to her great song “Dying Day”:

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 ”


Music from the US – Followed By Ghosts // Post Rock

Followed By Ghosts is an US-American post rock and progressive rock band from Waverly, Iowa. Have a listen to their nice piece “A New Dawn”:

Music from the UK – Harry Manx // Blues Folk

Harry Manx, born in 1955 on the Isle of Man, is a british blues, folk and hindustani musician. He moved to Canada in the age of six and lived in many other countries later. Listen to his great piece “Crazy Love”: