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Rachid Taha

Rachid Taha (Arabic: رشيد طه) (born 1958) is a French-Algerian musician. His music is influenced by many different styles such as rock, techno, and raï. Taha was born in Oran, Algeria. His father was a factory worker. Taha's family immigrated to France in 1968. While working in a heating appliance factory in the late 1970s, Taha founded Les Refoulés ("The Rejects"), a nightclub where he would spin mashups of Arabic pop classics over Led Zeppelin, Bo Diddley, and Kraftwerk backbeats.

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Playing For Change

Playing for Change is a foundation and multimedia online music project created by producer Mark Johnson and his Timeless Media Group, in conjunction with Concord Music Group that seeks to bring together musicians from around the world. The project started in 2004 with the organization's self described goal to "inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music". The creators of the project travelled around the world to places such as New Orleans, Moscow, Zimbabwe, Tibet and using a mobile recording studio...

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Indians

The Indian Dreams They were touring doncaster when i first found out about them about 4 years and a bit so that would be about 2003. I bought their album as they were only peforming in the streets i still have it to this day. Some of my favs on the album are: Flying condor
Love mountain
Wayrapa muspuymin Great album for relaxing all pipes and some singing on some tracks. Flying condor is their best track though.

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Guy Harries

Singer-songwriter Guy Harries is a modern day troubadour, weaving electronic and acoustic sound into song. Cabaret, urban soundscapes and musical influences from around the world are combined and presented in an intimate atmosphere. Guy performs with flute, voice and electronics in a wide range of unusual collaborations. As well as performing his solo projects, he is a member of the experimental band The POW Ensemble founded by award-winning musician Luc Houtkamp (www.powensemble.nl) and has collaborated with the acclaimed Meira Asher with whom he co-founded the Bodylab Arts Foundation.

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Emeline Michel

Amazon.com's Editorial Emelin Michel:
" Here on Rasin Kreyol (which translates as "Creole Roots"), reigning queen of Haitian song Emeline Michel covers a lot of ground, writing songs that draw upon Haitan compas, twoubadou and rara as well as jazz, rock, pop, bossa nova and samba. Whichever direction the singer goes, her voice is clear and forceful as she dramatically imparts her political lyrics in Haitian Creole and French, offering up messages about AIDS, social justice and peace.

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Jungle by Night

Jungle by Night is a young and swinging, promising band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Friends, family and former strangers form a nine-headed ensemble, which is the talk of the town at this moment. Being different from the slipstream of young bands that find their inspiration in British and American pop, Jungle by Night is inspired by music away from the mainstream. Their music is a mixture of Afrobeat from Nigeria and Jazz from Ethiopia, played with a Western rock attitude.

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