Music from the US – Shimshai

Shimshai, an US-american fusion and reggae singer and musician with his song “Pure”, live in Israel:

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Music from…..well, America, via Africa and Wales with a little Native American and Hispanic thrown in! : Esperanza Spalding

Having grown up in Portland, Oregon, Esperanza is aptly named, embracing a great swathe of cultures due to her heritage and also her love of Brazilian, and Portuguese, music. She is a wonderful bassist and vocalist, unusually singing and playing the upright bass, which really sets her apart from most of her peers. She has a deep interest in Portuguese songs, citing “the phrasing of the melody is intrinsically linked with the language – and it’s beautiful..” I agree with her, you can hear it particularly in the Fado music of Portugal – check out Mariza if you haven’t already done so. As a bassist/vocalist myself, I’m delighted to have, albeit belatedly, discovered this fabulous artist. Listen to her here on the Jimmy Kimmel show, and the ease with which her and the band move between tempos. Wonderful!

Kev Moore

Music from Argentina – Dread Mar-I

Dread Mar-I, born in 1978, is an argentine roots reggae and reggae fusion musician from Lanus. Here’s his song “Mas Alla de Tus Ojos”:

Music from Congo DR/France – Gasandji

Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Here’s her great song called “Libéla“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Admin, thanks!