After a 15-year hiatus from recording and touring, St Germain returns with a new world of nu-jazz, electronic loops, percussive grooves and an emphasis on Malian rhythms.
For over 20 years De La Soul have rocked us with their songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes.
Sister of the legendary singer Lata Mangeshwar, Asha Bhosle is one of the best-known and highly regarded Hindi playback singers in India. Her career has spanned seven decades.
Adapting traditional music to modern life, instrumental duo su:m tell colorful stories through ancient Korean instruments – the piri, saenghwang, yanggeum and 25-string gayageum.
Thomas Oliver is internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar and a multi-talented guitarist, song writer and singer.
Achingly raw lyrics intertwined with mesmerizing melodies and an emotive vocal tone that produces shades of Motown-era soul
The new soul of the Middle East.
Hazmat Modine’s sound reflects musical influences ranging from avant-garde jazz to rockabilly and Western swing, to Middle Eastern, African and Hawaiian musical styles.
Repping the sweet harmonies across the globe for a decade now and still blazing the fire strong and proud, Katchafire are New Zealands own premier roots reggae band.
Acclaimed New Zealand composer John Psathas, leads the creation of a ground breaking new cinematic performance in commemoration of the First World War.
There are a range of epithets that can be – and are – applied to the music of Tulegur. ‘Mongolian grunge’ is one; ‘nomad rock’ is another.
Crossing musical barriers, embracing a multitude of diverse styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds, Calexico perform a one-off set.
Way more than your average guitar get-together, masterful Kiwi singer-songwriters Warren Maxwell, Thomas Oliver & Louis Baker combine their musicianship and melodies.
With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has won multiple awards including Tui’s for each of her past 3 albums.
The sum of sizzling American guitar licks and a pulsing Malian groove adds up to Songhoy Blues’ restless desert boogie laced with grit and urgency.
Mixing alt-country, throat singing and reggae in the languages of Inuktitut and English.
Auckland based Tiny Ruins have won over international audiences, playing over 130 shows in 2014 around the world with their mesmerizing live performances.
The ambrosial voice of Athenian singer Savina Yannatou soars alongside her avant-garde backing ensemble Primavera en Salonico.
With extraordinary virtuosity, Castañeda's frenetic, physical performances mesh euphoric Latin American rhythms with the improvised freedom of jazz.
With a voice ranging from honey-sweet to dark-as-shadows, she has captivated audiences throughout her career: from fronting Fur Patrol, to co-conspirator with The Adults.
Widely regarded as the world’s most exciting and innovative flamenco singer, Diego El Cigala embraces gypsy fire with complex Cuban rhythms and a fresh take on Argentinean tango.
A dynamic alto sax player and strident, outspoken political activitist, Seun now leads his fathers legendary Afrobeat orchestra, Egypt 80.
These three breath-taking Greek musicians will take you on a kaleidoscopic musical journey as they weave a magical tapestry from the sounds and rhythms of Asia Minor.
Electric whirlpools, electronic storms, Oriental arabesques: an insolent mix which is not satisfied with half measures.
Armed with a fiddle, acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion – Spiro constructs layers of sound that combine to produce a truly cinematic aural experience.
Hailing from the east coast of the North Island, Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau ā Apanui were crowned overall winner of the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in 2015.
Powerful quartet DakhaBrakha experiment with Ukrainian folk music, adding Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional influences.
The current evolution of Persian song unfolds through Iranian sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat.
47Soul uses tripped-out English and Arabic verses to celebrate their call for freedom of movement on dance floors and across border checkpoints.
Bic Runga’s accomplishments are already enough to label her a national treasure.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning South African male choral group
Effortlessly rich baritone, couched in typically heartbreaking, lush melody