Music from the US – Michael Ortega

Michael Ortega is a young piano producer from the United States. Have a listen to his YouTube hit “Sad Piano”, really a nice one:

Music of Cape Verde – Jorge Neto

Jorge Neto (born 1964) in São Tomé and Príncipe, to a São Tomean father and Cape Verdean mother from Ponta do Sol, on the island of Santo Antão. Jorge Neto, whose voice graces Cape Verdean pop hits such as “Rosinha” and “Sem ninguém,” marked modern Cape Verdean pop music both as the leader of Netherlands-based group Livity in the early 1990s and in his subsequent solo career. He is a constant presence at various festivals held throughout the year in Cape Verde and in Cape Verdean communities abroad. He suffered a stroke (see here) in November while on an airplane from the United States to Portugal. Here is the song “Sem Ninguém”

Music from the US – Marian Call

Marian Call is from Alaska and her music sounds like this:

She describes her music as “quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something”. I think that describes it quite accurately, too. ;)

Music from the US – Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is a musician from Brooklyn, NY. I am actually not that excited about christmas songs in fall, but this song caught my attention and now I want to share it with you. :) Enjoy “Christmas Unicorn”.

Music from the US – Lhasa De Sela

Lhasa de Sela (September 27, 1972 – January 1, 2010), also known by the mononym Lhasa, was an American-born singer-songwriter who was raised in Mexico and the United States, and divided her adult life between Canada and France. Her first album, La Llorona, went platinum in Canada and brought Lhasa a Félix Award and a Juno Award.(wiki ) , seh sings in three different languages , english , french and spanish , she died very young at the age of 37  ……

Music from the US – Girls

Girls was an indie rock band from San Francisco, California. The band comprised two key members—Christopher Owens, the main writer and lead singer, and Chet “JR” White, who played bass and produced. Owens is a former member of theChildren of God cult. The New York Times compared the band’s sound to Elvis Costello, The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly.(wiki) 

Here is their song “Myma”