Music from Germany – Quadro Nuevo

Quadro Nuevo , an instrumental quartet , founded 1996 in Salzburg/Austria , a group from germany , the european answer of argentinian tango.

They won several prizes, gave already over 3000 concerts all over the world . They play in concert halls , pubs and on festivals , but they often practise their music also as street muscians.

Here is their song “Nature Boy”


Music from Congo DR – Wendo Kolosoy

Antoine Wendo Kolosoy (April 25, 1925 – July 28, 2008), known as Papa Wendo, was a Congolese musician. He was considered the “Father” of Congolese rumba music, a musical style blending rumba, beguine, waltz, tango and cha-cha.

Wendo was born in 1925 in Mushie territory, Mai-Ndombe District of western Congo, then under Belgian colonial rule. His father died when he was seven, and his mother, a singer herself, died shortly thereafter. He was taken to live in an orphanage run by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, and remained there until he was 12 or 13, expelled when the fathers disapproved of the lyrics of his songs. Wendo began playing guitar and performing at age 11.

Kolosoy became a professional singer almost by chance after having worked also as a boxer, sailor and longshoreman in Congo, Cameroon and Senegal. From 13 Wendo traveled as a worker on the Congo River ferries, and entertained passengers on the long trips. Between 1941 and 1946 he traveled as a sometime professional boxer, as far from home as Dakar, Senegal. Here´s his song “Camille “

Music from Germany – Das Blaue Einhorn

The German band “Das Blaue Einhorn” was founded 1991 in Dresden, they are playing Fado, Klezmer, Tango, Chansons, Rebetiko and Romani music. Here is their great song “La Rabouine”:

Music from Portugal – Rodrigo Leão e Lula Pena

Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese musician and composer. Born in Lisbon in 1964, he became known through the bands Sétima Legião and Madredeus.

Lula Pena (Lisbon, May 15, 1974), is a Portuguese singer.

The song “Pasión”

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Music from France – Gotan Project

Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal (French), Eduardo Makaroff (Argentine), and Christoph H. Müller (Swiss). Gotan Project was formed in 1999 and their music involves tango…

Una Musica Brutal 

Music from Argentina/Uruguay – Bajofondo

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Some other nice music from South America: Bajofondo is a tango-electro music band with musicians from Uruguay and Argentina . Here is their song “El Mareo“:

Music from France/Morocco – Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra is great jazz, world, folk, blues and world music singer born in Morocco in 1979 to a moroccan mother and a french father. Here’s her great song “Beautiful Tango“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Kweli, thanks!