Music from Morocco – Nabyla Maan

Nabyla Maan (Arabic : نبيلة معان ) is a young Moroccan singer-songwriter, born on December 6, 1987 in Fes, Morocco.

Nabyla recorded her first album in 2005 “D’nya”, in which she sings in Moroccan Arabic, Classical Arabic and French, including two reprises of Nass El Ghiwane’s famous songs “Allah Ya Molana” and “Essiniya”. Her album was sold to hundreds of thousand copies and allowed her to be showcased in concerts in Morocco and Europe. At age 19, she was the youngest Arab and African artist to perform at the Olympia music hall in Paris. (wiki )

Here ist the title song of her first album ” D´nya ”

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Music from Germany – 3A

The brothers Adam (15, vocals and guitar), Aaron (17, drummer) and Abel (15, bass) Lovac from Kerken / North Rhine-Westphalia are  making music together since  nine years. First  in  a band  called LaLaLa, later  they have  renamed in 3A. For three years, the trio has been working on his debut – 28 March they will  release the album “wirsindhier”.

Here is their debut single “Sind wir Freunde ?” (Are we Friends ) think there will be a hype in germany as knwohn with the boygroup Tokyo Hotel before.

Music from Jamaica -Ijahman Levi ( Trevor Sutherland )

Ijahman Levi (born 1946 in Manchester Parish, Jamaica as Trevor Sutherland) is a roots-reggae musician. His debut album, Haile I Hymn was released in 1978 under the label Iceland Records. His nickname Ijahman Levi he received after he converted to the Rastafari movement, as he sat 1972-1974 in prison.

Here is his song ” Jah is no secret” from his debut album “Haile i Hymn”

Music from the UK – Bastille

Bastille is an alternative band from South London that formed in 2010.  Their debut album Bad Blood was released march 4th 2013. Would like to post once again their great single “Pompeii”:

Music from the US – Warpaint

Warpaint is an experimental American rock band from Los Angeles, California, founded 2004.  4 years later they released their debut album mastered by John Frusciante RHCP guitarist

Here is their song “Elephants ”

Music from the UK – Alt-J

Alt-J is a british alternative pop and indie band from Leeds, formed in 2007. They released their debut album in 2012, and already won the british Mercury Prize in 2012. Listen to their nice single “Something Good”:

Music from the UK – Ronan Parke

Ronan Parke, born in 1998, is a british singer, who was a finalist at Britain’s Got Talent in 2011. He debut album Ronan Parke from October 2011 reached #22 in the charts in the UK. Listen to him live at the final: