Los Poetas are Louwop, Che Uno and Afantú, Vancouver-based producer Vago, DJ Grouch and supported by a group of Canadian-based, Pan-Latinx master musicians.
Sisters Melody and Safoura Safavi began creating a unique sound and blend of music back in the late 90's while still teens living at their parent's home in Sweden. They formed the seven member band "Abjeez" in 2005 and toured Europe and North America, thrilling international audiences with a multi-cultural musical edge, provocative and dynamic lyrical themes mostly sung in their native Persian tongue. Abjeez's music is influenced by a mixture of styles which includes Reggae, Flamenco, Ska, Rock and Latin mastered to its' own description of original melody and songs. Their lyrics contain a wide range of concepts laced with humor, social, political and cultural commentary as well as addressing women's rights issues.
We had ZUZE in to share their modern take on Iranian folk classics and traditional melodies, stories and sounds.
Sergey Ardasenov travelled for over 6 years playing handpan. He observed the fine details of our world; listened to the resonance of mountains, rivers, forests, beaches, hills, parks, and streets. We sat down with him in Alexanderplatz Square, Berlin, where he shared the wisdom of vibration.
Hailing from the forlorn landscapes of the American rust belt, Nick Millevoi has witnessed a lot of change. Conjuring up evocative imagery of dusty spaghetti westerns and desolate futuristic dystopia, Desertion reminds us of the hope we can hold onto amid the havoc and devastation of the present day.