Norman Connors (born March 1, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer, and headliner, who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He had some big R&B hits of the day, especially in the area love ballads and songs with a positive statement in both titles and lyrics. Connors became interested in jazz as a child, and began playing drums early, once sitting in for Elvin Jones at a John Coltrane performance he attended while in middle school.
A Newly reformed, re-named Hardcore band from Croydon England consisting of four honest guys with the same passion and love.
Rough Hands. http://www.facebook.com/Roughhandshc Rough Hands is Isle of Hope, GA native Conor Little. A student of the Earth and her teachings, Rough Hands allegedly aims to provide an aural-psychonautical-spiritual experience that will help you find your place in the big green world.
gyenyame /jin-yami/ Its name the ancient adinkra of Ghana, its meaning 'only God'. Its words from the world's great spiritual traditions, its sounds from the classical traditions of Iran, the rhythms of Africa and its fusion with the West. Its mission to make the mystical real, its destination unity. In its search for a more chilled out existence, join gyenyame on their journey into the mystery. gyenyame are:
Joyce-Efia: vocals, keyboards
Amelia Samuel: vocals, santour
Anthony Harmer: vocals, guitars, santour, bass
Northcape is the ongoing work of a British artist, and can broadly be described as downtempo melodic electronica. Northcape self-released his first CD in 2005, following this with a second independent release ('Detach') in 2007 and an EP ('Some Bright Valley') on the monotonik netlabel. Northcape's latest album is Captured From Static, released by Sun Sea Sky Productions on April 6th 2010. The aim is to express ideas and evoke environments, landscapes and memory rather than to focus on the technology and techniques used.
Charlie Peacock (born Charles William Ashworth, August 10, 1956, also goes by Charlie Peacock-Ashworth) is a songwriter, record producer, musician, and writer, best known for his work in the field of Contemporary Christian Music. He was born in Yuba County, California. Ashworth studied at the California State University, Sacramento before becoming a professional musician and is currently working on a Masters degree in Theological Studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lisa Gerrard (born April 12, 1961) is an Irish-Australian musician, singer and composer who gained international renown as part of the music group Dead Can Dance together with Brendan Perry. Her career spans from 1981 to the present, and she has been involved in a wide range of projects. Gerrard received a Golden Globe award and her score for the 2000 film Gladiator received an Academy Award nomination. She both sings and is instrumentalist for much of her work, most prolifically using the yangqin (a Chinese hammered dulcimer).
In Gowan Ring is the musical endeavour of American composer and multi-instrumentalist B'eirth. Started in the early 1990s, In Gowan Ring plays acoustic songs with strong roots in folk, medieval, and psychedelic music. B'eirth's soft voice is accompanied by (among other instruments) guitar, harp, piano, cello, bodhrán and many of his own instrument creations (citterns, guitars, hybrids, etc.). In Gowan Ring has cooperated with many artists from the international folk and experimental scenes, such as: Stone Breath, Maja Elliott, Nick Castro, Fern Knight, Annelies Monseré, and Alio Die.
On November 1st 2009, Perpetuum Jazzile issued their 5th album called "Africa". Since 1983, after almost a quarter of a century of devotion to vocal jazz, Perpetuum Jazzile is still the only Slovenian jazz choir. The vocal ensemble, led by its conductor and art director Tomaž Kozlevčar (renowned also for his work as a music producer and singer at The New Swing Quartet), usually performs with a number of singers that ranges to up to 50 and it represents an attractive and unique blend of popular vocal jazz..
This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, Russia, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexey Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet.