In the week of the Chinese New Year, we hear from the Yandong singers of the Dong people of Guizhou province, from a bizarre collaboration between the French/North African duo DuOud and vocalists from Shandong, and from Guo Gan’s erhu jazz group.
Martin Hayes collaborated with the strings of New York’s Brooklyn Rider in 2016, released last year.
Baro Drom are Italian-based, playing Eastern European music with global influences.
Les Amazones d’Afrique are an empowering, consciousness-raising ensemble of African women (with a few guests), backed by a Dr L production.
Onipa are London-Ghanaian futurists with a debut album on the way.
“Léve Léve” is the first ever compilation of music from São Tomé & Principe.
Ahmed Ben Ali is Libyan, playing a style of music very popular in Libya - reggae.
The “Mogadisco” collection is the latest missive from the Somalian vaults.
Sotomayor are a brother and sister duo from Mexico City.
Nikanor are a Peruvian chicha-cumbia outfit based in Brussels.
Kiki Valera plays classic Cuban son on his debut album.
Walter Gavitt Ferguson, Costa Rican resident, is a pioneer of calypso and a century old.
Seu Jorge and Roge are the latest artists to venture into the Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc studio.
Jon Hassell is an ethno-ambience explorer, here in dialogue with Burkina Faso’s Farafina from 1988.
Muzsikas and Amadinda are both Hungarian, from the folk tradition and modern classical world respectively.
Sam Lee sings from a deep well of English tradition.