Music from Armenia – Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra was founded 2009 by multi instrumentalist Valeri Tolstov with an idea to combine world , Jazz Pop and amenian Folkmusic and classical music .

Here is their song ” Hov Arek”

Music from the World – Santa Maradona F.C. // Electro

On their Facebook page Santa Maradona F.C. bescribe themselfs “an experiment… an anonymous collective of globe-trotting musicians and producers dabbling with genre meddling soundscapes and collaborations. Formed truly ‘on the road’ SMFC came together via chance encounters in bars, clubs, fairs and festivals… one a guitarist in a touring rock band, one an international dj/producer another a famed percussionist and others still from the creative arts, hairdressing and… the odd engineer”. Their first single “Give Me Sunshine” is absolute worth listening. Amazing!

Music from the UK – Whitesnake // Hard Rock

The british band Whitesnake, formed in 1978, are one of the most successful hard rock bands in history. With their song “Here I Go Again”, released on their Saints & Sinners album, they had a #1 hit in the US:

Music from the World – Band Aid // Pop

With their song “Do They Know It’s Christmas (2014)”, the project Band Aid 30 (formed the first time in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for the fight against hunger in Ethiopia) started this proejct a fourth time for the fight against Ebola. The most popular musicians of Band Aid 30 are One Direction, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sinéad O’Connor, Bono (U2), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora and Bastille.

Music from Norway – Madrugada // Alternative rock

Madrugada was a Norwegian alternative rock band from Stokmarknes, formed in 1993. Madrugada is portuguese and spanish and means ‘early morning’. Have a listen to their great single “This old House”:

After discovering this band one month ago, they became one of my favourites this autumn!

Music from Italy – Forty Winks

To take forty winks is to take a nap for a short period of time (usually not in bed), or to take a short sleep during the day.(wikipedia)

Forty Winks is an italian Punk Band formed 1998 in Bologna , Italy .

Here is their song “Beneath her feet ”

 

Music from Canada – Ben Caplan

The music of Ben Caplan is diverse, ranging from poetic ballads to frenetic gypsy anthems. But even when the band delivers the roughest of bar room stomps, there is a surprising depth and musicianship to the songs. Expressive percussion, upright bass, violin, sax, clarinet, flute, and terrific use of call and response sing-along choruses all help Caplan stand out from the masses. (from his Homepage)

There is nothing more to say about this musician , have a look on his music video clip “Down to the River”

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 from the US – Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

Adam Lempel is a musician and composer who lives in Amsterdam via Baltimore. He plays in the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats, Weekends and Winks. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a degree in philosophy and now studies classical music composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

The Song “Echo ” has become famous in germany as it has been used as a the background music for a lingerie advertisement