Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band

Grammy nominated Zydeco innovator,  Corey Ledet's versatile sound allows him to please any audience.  Backed by a full band,  Corey remains true to his roots and earnestly searches for ways to include them in his music. He keeps one foot firmly in the tradition while exploring surrounding influences in order to create the best of both worlds, and is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique ...

Chouk Bwa

« From the countryside of the New World's first free black republic, stripped-down Haitian roots music from the community of Petite Rivière Bayonnais, enthralling percussion, dance, call-and- response singing, work songs, Vodou preformances, and Holy Week rara music, beautifully recorded and packaged. Sublime. » fRoots Chouk Bwa recorded their debut album in a small village in rural Haiti, a record that’s both raw and uncompromising. They play mizik rasin, properly authentic ...

Mile Twelve

  Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, "Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity." WINNERS OF THE 2017 IBMA ...

Farah Siraj

Named Jordan's Musical Ambassadress, jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York, MTV, Coke Studio, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in ...

De Temps Antan

Using Quebec's vibrant living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture. It takes a special blend of musical talents to revisit and revitalize traditional music with equal measures of reverence, humor, Joy, natural ability and breathtaking turn-on-a-dime instrumental virtuosity. Welcome to the musical world of De Temps Antan! Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André ...

Delgres

From Guadeloupe to Louisiana...to the Mississippi Delta.  The missing link of the Blues. 2018 GLOBALFEST PERFORMER When Napoleon reinstated slavery in the Caribbean Island of Guadalupe in 1802 many people were exiled or fled, some of which went to New Orleans.  It is from this perspective that Delgres, made up of Pascal Danae, Rafgee and Baptiste Brondy, revisits the blended songs, dances and tears of the long-lost, drifting souls of New-Orleans. Pascal Danae-Guitar and vocals Rafgee- ...

Phamie Gow

“Full of sparky originality and sends a tingle up your spine” Catriona Black, The Gaelic Music column. The world's premier contemporary celtic harpist. Phamie Gow's harp playing has been described as “the sound of four instruments at once” and ranging from “celtic to electric, taming each instrument of it’s own individual sounds, with the lightest of touch or with the vitality of a rock star.” Through her 8 albums, Phamie Gow's diverse range of musical talents ...

Eric Bibb

Already enjoying success in Europe, Grammy nominee Eric Bibb is becoming a familiar face - and voice - in the U.S. Nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced ...

Lúnasa

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm ...

Anda Union

As with all nomads the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs and thus Anda Union sing their history. The band's thoroughly addictive combination of Mongolian musical styles is a reflection of their roots. Formed in 2000, Anda Union have influenced a generation of young Mongolians in Inner Mongolia as traditional music flourishes in the capital. Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures, the ...

Yamma Ensemble

Yamma Ensemble presents original contemporary Hebrew music in which group members stay true to the character of the Middle East, the region where they were born and raised. The soulful, exotic music is accompanied by ancient musical instruments (kopuz, duduk, hand drums), which are typical of the Middle East. In addition to this unique art, Yamma also performs the traditional music and material of the various Jewish diasporas. We present songs ...

JigJam

The ever-evolving miasma of folk music has spawned yet one more definition, and for once it’s arrived with a point of unequivocal accuracy - it’s Celtgrass - a not altogether unexpected or unexplored fusion of Celtic and Appalachian music. --Tim Carroll, Folkwords 2015 JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new ...

The Mammals

"The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post "The Mammals aren't the first band to mix an indie-rock sensibility with bluegrass sounds, but they're gradually becoming one of the best." - No Depression THE MAMMALS ARE BACK! Mike + Ruthy, touring American folk act and founders of ...

Wesli

...the most formidable creature in world music Montreal presently has to offer the rest of the planet.  --Alain Brunet, La Presse Wesli is a born troubadour and committed artists whose groove machine fuses afro-beat, reggae and Haitian Rara into an energetic and irresistible performance.  The multi-instrumentalist and producer-songwriter testifies on behalf of his people in a festive, original and enthralling musical universe, conquering hearts and minds. Be it in an acoustic formation (guitar, voice ...

Rhythm Future Quartet

“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz.”  -The Boston Globe “Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin."  -Downbeat Magazine Huffington Post calls Rhythm Future Quartet's album Travels  'One of the best Jazz albums of the year [2016].'  Read more... The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic ...

Jarlath Henderson Band

"A stupendous young musician" MOJO "Jawdropping. . . startlingly gifted" FROOTS "re-shaping the way we think traditional music should sound" Herald Scotland “packs more punch than a boxing-glove factory” Irish Music Magazine 2018 GLOBALFEST PERFORMER Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which has led to performances at festivals throughout Europe and to GlobalFest in New York ...

Eileen Ivers

Americana and World with Celtic roots What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times …who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What’s the difference? ...

Söndörgő

Söndörgő is one of the leading exponents of tamburitza music from Hungary. Unlike the fiddle driven village music and brass band traditions often associated with eastern European folk music, tamburitza is propelled by the tambura, an instrument akin to the mandolin that is often accompanied by wind instruments and accordions. Founded by the Eredics brothers in the mid-90s, this exciting ensemble is committed to performing and promoting the southern slavic ...

Le Vent du Nord

The award winning and highly acclaimed quartet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor ...

Yasmin Levy

Yasmin Levy is an internationally celebrated singer deeply steeped in the traditions of Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music.  But Yasmin Levy is much more than just a Ladino singer. She’s a singer-songwriter with an extraordinary range of influences and styles, singing in modern Spanish as well while adding the wonderful textures of Flamenco, Turkish and Persian music together to create a style all her own.   Ladino, is a Romance language based largely on 15th century Spanish but which has ...