Svjata Vatra is an Estonian-Ukrainian folkband. The musicians themselves call their style „firefolk“. The band’s composition is unique: the temperamental trombone together with the Estonian bagpipes produce amazing sound patterns. Duduk’s deep southern tones bring in more distant melodies and the dialogue with the northern horn sweeps away even the last shadows of cultural barriers. The melancholy accordion balances and ties the wind and percussion instruments (djembe, tarbuka and buhalo) together.
Eva Boto (born December 1, 1995 in Dravograd) is Slovenian singer who represents Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan, with a song composed by Vladimir Graić and Igor Pirkovič, "Verjamem" (I Believe). In 2011, Eva competed in a 3 month show selection, Misija Evrovizija (Mission Eurovision) and selected as one of the two candidates to compete in EMA 2012. She won the EMA 2012 held by RTV SLO on 26 February 2012.
Goribor is a alternative rock band from Bor, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia). Having performed as a teenage band called Projekat from 1988 until 1992, after a four-year hiatus, the band was reformed in 1996 by the founding members, the vocalist Aleksandar Stojković St and guitarist Željko Ljubić Pity with the guitarist Predrag Marković Peđa. Until 2003 they had been making home-made demo recordings eventually released through the Croatian independent record label Slušaj Najglasnije!, after being discovered by the head of the label Zdenko Franjić.
Balkan Beat Box is a world music group Original form Israel duo consisting of ex-Gogol Bordello member Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat of Firewater and Big Lazy. As a musical project they often cooperate with a host of other musicians both in the studio as well as on stage. Their current live crew consist of Tomer Yosef, Billy Levy, Ben Hendler, Itamar Ziegler, Dana Leung, Eyal Talmudi, Jeremiah Lockwood, and PETER HESS. Amongst their other collaborators are Victoria Hannah, the Bulgarian Chicks, Uri Kinrut, Dessislava Stefanova and gnawa player Hassan Ben Jaffar.
Mahala Raï Banda is a Romanian band with members originating from the Romanian villages of Zece Prajini (Ten Fields) and Clejani, and retired soldiers from Moldavia.
Shaped in the Gypsy ghettos (Mahala) around Bucharest, Mahala Rai Banda (literally Noble Band from the Ghetto), combines a surprising array of trends and styles. Combining Romanian violins & accordions with a brass section consisting of army brass band veterans and a rocking rhythm section, they're the rising band from the Balkans.
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Shantel (Stefan Hantel) is a DJ and producer from Germany. He was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1968. After growing up in Frankfurt, he went to Paris to study graphic design. In 1991 he opened a club called Lissania Essay in the Frankfurt red light district. (There's also an female R&B singer named Shantel: http://www.myspace.com/shantelsvoice. The albums "Arize (It's Time To Shine)" and "It's Over Now" are by her.)
Amira Medunjanin is a singer from Bosnia & Herzegovina, who records as Amira. Coming from Sarajevo, she's a performer in the sevdah tradition. Amira was born at a time when the popularity of traditional music in the former Yugoslavia was at high tide, and sevdah held a special place for her. For her, sevdalinke were the most beautiful of songs. Amira’s fascination with the beauties of the oral tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina led her to devote herself to creating a special artistic language, a language which was not subject to new musical fashions, or compromised to fit existing models.
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1) NO NAME is a stand alone sub-group of the Japanese idol group AKB48.
AKB48 received their first television anime series entitled AKB0048. This anime series is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike, and is planned and supervised by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto 9 members of AKB48 and its sister groups were selected to voice the main anime characters after a public audition.
Afenginn is a band from Denmark. They play high energy Nordic folk. In 2005 they won the "Best world album" at the Danish World Awards, for the album Retrograd. Their second commercial album, Akrobakkus, was released 19 February, 2006.