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Lo'Jo

With origins in France’s popular art form of street performance over 18 years ago, this Angers-based sextet has developed a very unified sound, reflecting their communal culture. Their performances incorporate the disparate influences of Tuaregs, talking drums, chanson, gypsy fiddle, and Caribbean groove. Theirs is truly traditional music in a modern context. Instruments include piano, harmonium, soprano sax, bass, kora(2,) drum set, violin, accordion, and djembe. They frequently tour with the Tuareg group from Mali, Tinariwen.

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Parlour

There are two artists named Parlour: (1): Mid-west post-rock group
(2): Swedish project releasing balearic/cosmic edits With regards to (1):
Parlour grew out of the Kentucky art/post-rock scene that produced such talents as Slint, Papa M, the Kilowatthours, and My Morning Jacket. The group layers gentle guitar chords, warm synthesizers, and down-tempo beats with Krautrock influences for multi-textured grooves that would make perfect company for Tortoise.

Read more about Parlour on Last.fm.

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Juggy D

Juggy D (born Jagwinder Singh Dhaliwal on November 19)[1] [2] is a British bhangra singer from Southall in London, England Juggy D got his name from his first name Jagwinder which became Juggy, and the D from his last name Dhaliwal. Juggy D married his college sweetheart Harjeet Hayre after a year he hit fame and 4 years later she divorced him. Regardless he still has a tattoo of both their names in sanskrit on his left arm

Read more about Juggy D on Last.fm.

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The Klezmatics

The Klezmatics are an American band based in New York City. Formed in New York's East Village in 1986, the band plays an updated form of the music, mixing it with other musical traditions, singing in English and Yiddish. They have also participated in cross-cultural collaborations, most notably with the Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen.

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Churchfitters

http://www.churchfitters.com/
http://www.myspace.com/churchfitters The group Churchfitters was founded in 1978 by singer/songwriter Anthony McCartan from Belfast and multi-instrumentist Geoff Coombs from Essex. Rosie Short joined soon after its formation having previously been playing in a London-based traditional Irish outfit. During the years that followed, the group frequently changed its line-up making a point of always including members from diverse musical backgrounds in order to maintain a fresh and original approach to Irish music.

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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola's highly celebrated career has spanned a wide range of emotions into a unique style embodying the artists world inspired influences. From the velocity and heat of his early solo efforts to the challenge and triumph of the "Di Meola / McLaughlin / De Lucia (Guitar Trio)", from the Brazilian explorations of "Cielo e Terra" and "Soaring Through A Dream" to the global romanticism and Tango inflection of Al's acoustic group "World Synfonia" (self titled debut) and the 2nd "World Sinfonia" recording Heart of the Immigrants.

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Kali

There seems to be at least seven musicians/groups/sounds going by the name of Kali: 1. Fast thrashcore band from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. They've started playing shows around Alberta and have taken the scene by the throat, because they're so good (and usually good bands don't come from Red Deer). http://www.myspace.com/kalialberta 2. Martinican reggae/folk musician Kali (Jean-Marc Monnerville) was born in Fort-de-France in 1959.

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Natalie Cole

Born February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole is the daughter of celebrated crooner Nat King Cole, she was exposed to the greats of , and at an early age and began performing at the age of 11. Her debut album in 1975, Inseparable, won her immediate praise, with the smash single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) winning her a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, a category that had been monopolized by Aretha Franklin. She also was named the Grammys' Best New Artist of 1975. She attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.

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