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Artist Profiles: Kristo Numpuby
Born in Paris and raised in Eseka in Cameroon, Kristo Numpuby plays assiko music, the traditional rhythm of the southern Cameroon forests, using a guitar, knives, forks and spoons and empty bottles for the percussion. Singer, bassist and guitarist, the Afro-Parisian draws on the rhythms of the forest as inspiration for his compositions. At the … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Kristo Numpuby


Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares to Showcase Picassares in the United States
Acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Casares is set to perform in New York on March 24, 2018 at Joe’s Pub. Casares will present his latest work, Picassares, inspired by the paintings of the Malaga-born genius Picasso. “To me it is an opportunity to show instrumental flamenco and to claim the sound of the … Continue reading Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares to Showcase Picassares in the United States


Artist Profiles: Henri Dikongue
Henri Dikongue was born December 6, 1967 in Duala, Cameroon. Henri Dikongué grew up as part of a family of musicians. He was raised in the capital city, Yaunde, where he learned acoustic guitar from his uncle. His grandmother brought him to a Protestant choir where he first learned to sing. Like all young people … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Henri Dikongue


Artist Profiles: Gino Sitson
Gino Sitson is a Cameroonian who is considered a jazz singer, yet sings mostly in his native Bamileke language. His phrasing reminds one of Bobby McFerrin or Al Jarreau. He is the only singer incorporating indigenous African polyphonic technique into the jazz vocal tradition, and not only that, his musical, as opposed to lyrical, compositions … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Gino Sitson


Artist Profiles: Francis Mbappe
A native of Cameroon, Francis Mbappe is a talented bassist who has graced the stage with musical greats such as Herbie Hancock, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Ashanti Tokoto, Francois Louga, and Ernesto Djedje. By the age of nineteen Mbappe was bass player and musical director for Manu Dibango’s band, with whom he toured extensively from … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Francis Mbappe


Artist Profiles: Kong Nay
Kong Nay was born March 15, 1944 in Kampot, Cambodia. With his trademark dark glasses, he is Cambodia’s most recognizable traditional musician. He is always in demand for Cambodian cultural events and is regularly appearing on Cambodian television. Blinded by smallpox at the age of four, Kong Nay began his studies on the chapei dang … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Kong Nay


Artist Profiles: Ouch Savy
Ouch Savy is Kong Nay’s female protege. Savy is one of the new generation of Chapei musicians who are at the beginning of an emerging musical awareness that could come to rival imported karaoke and pop. “There is nothing wrong with popular music,” she says, “but we Cambodians have to do something new for ourselves … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Ouch Savy


WOMAD Cáceres Adds Orchestra Baobab, Soleá Morente, Sotomayor and Hermanos Thioune to its 2018 Program
WOMAD Cáceres 2018 has announced another set of artists scheduled to perform this year. The additional acts include acclaimed Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab, their compatriots Hermanos Thioune, rising flamenco star Soleá Morente, and the Mexican electronic duo Sotomayor. WOMAD Caceres will take place May 10-13, 2018 in Caceres, in western Spain. Artists previously announced include … Continue reading WOMAD Cáceres Adds Orchestra Baobab, Soleá Morente, Sotomayor and Hermanos Thioune to its 2018 Program


Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Omar Faruk Tekbilek, one of the greatest artists in the world music scene is set to perform on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 8.30pm at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Omar Faruk Tekbilek will perform his remarkable combination of traditional Sufi, traditional folk and contemporary music from Turkey and the Middle East. The lineup … Continue reading Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall


Artist Profiles: Khadja Nin
Khadja Nin was born in 1959 and raised in Burundi, a small African country squeezed in between two gigantic territories, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. She grew up peacefully in a family of eight children, where she made her first steps into music. “Music was always for fun“, she confesses, though she already … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Khadja Nin

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