Neva Özgen

kemençe 

Kemençe player and composer was born in 1977, Ankara, Turkey, started her music education by playing flute, and then Clarinet at the Istanbul Technical University conservatory. After pursuing…

Charbel Rouhana

oud, voice, composer 

Charbel Rouhana, one of the finest ud players in Lebanon. Born in 1965 in Aamchit (a town north of Beirut), Charbel pursued his music education at the Holy-Spirit…

Ablaye Cissoko

Kora, voice 

Kimintang Mahamadou Cissoko, aka Ablaye Cissoko, is born in Kolda (Senegal) from a Griot family. His first appearance on stage with his kora is at the age of…

Françoise Atlan

Voice 

“Ms. Atlan’s songs — in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish and the Sephardic language Ladino — followed the diaspora of Jews expelled from Andalusia in the 15th century. They were…

Barbara Furtuna

Corsican polyphonic choir 

Barbara Furtuna (“crual destiny”) is a polyphonic Corsican choir of four men. Even though the group still finds its inspiration in the island’s oldest traditions, it is now…

Siamak Aghaei

Santûr 

Born in Ahwaz (Iran), Siamak Aghaei began his musical studies at the age of eight on santur in The Organization of Preservation and Publication of Iranian Traditional Music. He…

Enrique Solinis

Baroque guitar, theorbo 

Born in Bilbao, Spain, Enrique Solinis studied guitar and early music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música J.C.Arriaga in Bilbao and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya…

Suzie LeBlanc

Voice  

Internationally renowned, Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc has established an extraordinary career specializing in Baroque and Classical repertoire and exploring and recording a substantial amount of unpublished material while living in…

Irasema Terrazas

Voice  

Considered as a singer with a brilliant trajectory in her native Mexico, she had the 2007/2008 benefit of the Mexico’s National Endowments for the Arts (Fondo Nacional para…

Roger Sinha

choreographer 

Born in London, England, of an Armenian mother and an Indian father. When he was 8 years old, his family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This newfound culture collided…

Lori Freedman

Clarinets 

Conspicuously described as “a musical revolutionary,” she is known internationally as one of the most provocative and creative performers in the field of contemporary music. Her work includes…

Hossein Omoumi

Ney, voice 

Hossein Omoumi was born in 1944, in Isfahân, Iran, and began his musical education singing with his father. At age 14, he started studying the ney, the traditional…

Miren Zeberio

Baroque violin 

Miren Zeberio Etxetxipia was born in Tolosa (Basque Country). She studied modern violin in San Sebastian and Utrecht (Netherlands), and deepenend her studies on ancient music in the…

Savina Yannatou

Voice 

Born in Athens, Greece, Savina Yannatou studied song with G. Georilopoulou at the National Conservatory and later with Spiros Sakkas at the Workshop of Vocal Art in Athens….

Pt. Dhruba Ghosh

Sarangi, voice 

Dhruba Ghosh has transformed the traditional classical Sarangi of North India into a multi-dimensional expression. The sarangi is popularly known as “the instrument of a hundred colours” from…

Mısırlı Ahmet

Darbouka, percussion 

“You have to lose the rhythm first in order to discover it.” Mısırlı Ahmet is a musician whose technique succeeded in breaking down all barriers and opening up…

Zohar Fresco

Tof miriam, rik, frame drums 

Zohar Fresco was born in a Jewish family of Turkish origin. At a very early age he started playing percussion, absorbing the rich and diverse traditional music that…

Kyriakos Kalaitzides

Oud 

Born in Thessaloniki into a family originating from Pontos and Cappadocia, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis is a composer and musician. He is considered to be one of the most significant…

Pooria Pournazeri

Tanbour  

Pooria Pournazeri is an Iranian musician born in 1982. His mother was a teacher and his father makes Iranian Musical instruments. He was six years old when he first started…

En Chordais

Musical ensemble 

En Chordais is based in Thessaloniki (Greece). Its artistic director is Kyriakos Kalaitzidis. The ensemble is active in the domain of multicultural, learned and popular musical traditions of…

Özlem Özdil

Baglama, voice 

Özlem Özdil was born in 1979 in Hannover, Germany. Her first teacher was her father, Dursun Özdil. Blending the tradition she received from the past with the realities…

Sinan Çelik

Kaval 

Sinan Çelik was born in Kars, Sarikami in 1957. He finished primary and middle school in Sarikami. He then graduated from Istanbul Academy of Economic and Business Science and…

D. Kimm

Spoken word 

Interdisciplinary artist D. Kimm has published four collections of poetry including La Suite mongole (book/CD-ROM, Planète rebelle, 2001). She made the CD Le Silence des hommes in collaboration with guitarist Bernard Falaise….

Frank London

Trumpet 

As a trumpeter and a composer, Franck London is a member of The Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave and leads Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars. He was a co-founder…

Lorin Sklamberg

Voice, accordion, guitar 

Lorin Sklamberg has been the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning Jewish American roots band the Klezmatics since its founding during the heyday of the alternative music…

Teresita de Jesus Islas

Jarana, voice 

Teresita de Jesus Islas is a dancer, singer and instrumentalist of the jarana (a small Mexican guitar). She has been participating in the Jarocho music movement for nearly…

José Angel Gutierrez

Requinto 

A remarkable figure of the Son Jarocho, José-Angel Gutierrez has performed on the most important stages in Mexico as well as in prestigious festivals in France and United…

Saeed Kamjoo

Kamancheh 

Saeed Kamjoo is a composer and player of Kamanche (bowed spike-fiddle), whose creativity finely combines authenticity and innovation. Even though his music has its roots in the tradition;…

Ziya Tabassian

Tombak & percussion 

Born in 1979, Milan, Italy. Ziya Tabassian began playing the tombak (Iranian drum) at the age of ten. After a brief initiation period in Iran, he continued his…

Amir Amiri

Santûr 

Born in Iran and settled in Canada, Amir Amiri plays the santûr, a 72-string hammer dulcimer that lies at the heart of Persian classical music. Amiri has worked…

Rosario La Tremendita

Cante flamenca 

Rosario ”La Tremendita” was born in Seville in 1984 into family of cantaores and bailaores. From a very early age, Rosario accompanied her father, the cantaor José ”El…