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Griselda Sanderson

Griselda Sanderson is a folk musician and lecturer at Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK. Gris is a multi-instrumentalist, specialising in the fiddle, organ, calabash and nyckelharpa, the last which features strongly in her album Harpaphonics, released 26 Jan 2009. www.grissanderson.com/nyckelharpa.html
www.myspace.com/nyckelgris

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Elena Gheorghe

Elena Gheorghe is a Romanian singer. She will represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Her breakthrough came in 2003; one of her most notable music singles is "Te Ador". Elena is half Aromanian, and half Romanian.She has a sister named Ana who is a journalist, and a brother, Costin. Her mother Marioara Man Gheorghe is a singer, and is the one who inspired her love for music. When Elena was 3 years old she debuted on the music scene with her mother.

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dj kobayashi

DJ Kobayashi musical styles varies from Gypsy/Balkan/Swing/Rock&Roll music, to chill-out/future dub/dub-step and broken beats.
His influences as a DJ started from a very young age following his dad (Reuven Erez). He then knew what he was meant to do and started forming his collection and style.
Today he residencies including DJing at Dimba Presents - a monthly event of folk, Gypsy and Balkan music in London and he plays regulary at Stranger than Paradise/ Balkan Beats London and Twisted Gypsy - a Gypsy/Balkan/Swing nights that take place in different clubs around London.

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Vinko Globokar

Vinko Globokar(born July 7,1934)is a Slovenian composer and trombonist.
He was born in Anderny,France.
Between 1947 and 1955 he lived in Yugoslavia where he played jazz trombone.
He returned to France to study at the Paris Conservatoire (trombone 1955-1959 with Lafosse)and then he studied composition with Luciano Berio in Berlin(1965)before working with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the time of the recording of Aus den Sieben Tagen.

Read more about Vinko Globokar on Last.fm.

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The Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band is a nine-piece brass band usually found playing hip-hop and 'brass funk', or venturing into the sound worlds of Ska and Balkan Beats... Collectively run, the project has several composers and arrangers, and the HCB sound is a collaboration between all the musicians involved. We play tunes by MF Doom, Blackstreet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozomatli, Minnie Riperton, Justin Timberlake, Toto, Notorious BIG and Twista, as well as originals by our band members.

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Taraf de Haïdouks

taraful haiducilor (a.k.a. Taraf de Haïdouks) are a troupe of Romanian Gypsy musicians, from the town of Clejani, the most prominent such group in Romania in the post-Communist Era. "Haiduc" or "haiduk" is a word of Balkan origin which means something like "outlaw"; in Romanian it has a rustic or archaic connotation. Most of those who know the band in the Western world know them by way of French-speaking areas, where they are known as "Taraf de Haïdouks", since French lacks a genitive case. They are known in their native Romania as "taraful haiducilor".

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The Baghdaddies

The Baghdaddies have, quite aptly, been described as "an eclectic mish-mash of musical merriment, an ideal accompaniment to dancing, drinking, partying and shopping." (baghdaddies.com) Since forming in 1996, this 5-piece band based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne have trod the boards of many a village hall, street, and festival stage everywhere from the 'Toon' itself to Poland, Switzerland, and Threlkeld.

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