Jimmy Cliff OM (born James Chambers, 1 April 1948, St Catherine, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs like "Sittin' in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want" and "Many Rivers to Cross" from The Harder They Come, a film soundtrack which helped popularise reggae across the world. Cliff moved to Kingston in 1962. After he released two singles that failed to make much of an impression...
Soom T is the Glaswegian dynamo with an exceptional vocal talent. She beholds a quirky yet highly distictive voice with strong political and spiritual viewpoint permeating her intelligent poetic writings.Over the past ten years, this prolific Indo-Scot has generated a cult following with fans eager to commute from various countries to witness her rare public appearances. She has already amassed 40 record releases since 1999 with countless collaborations including The Orb, T.
louts is a solo based glasgow act consisting of a collage of repeating sounds and samples. punk/diy inspired electronic music. www.myspace.com/loutsandlouts
If it's 'goodtime swingska boogaloo' you need to give you extra pep towards the end of the night, look no further than the boundary-decimating Zen Hussies. No strangers to playing stamina-sapping five hour sets, imagine The Specials playing film noir soundtracks while wearing the widest of grins. As Venue Magazine put once proclaimed, The Hussies are "born showmen with one eye on the absurd play songs that lodge in the head like well-aimed bullets"
When Annie Lennox presented Emily with the Arts Foundation Award for Songwriting in January 2009, her passion and delivery; writing and performing great songs was being recognised. 'When I realised I felt a small pang of jealousy for how good one of these song-writers is - that was when I knew I'd found my winner.' (Arts Foundation Judge Vashti Bunyan). 2008 was a massive year for Emily, supporting Beth Rowley, Frank Turner and Gabriella Cilmi.
The story of Sud Sound System before the 90's is the story of a group of young people from the Salento region and their unconditional love for reggae in an area of southern Italy that is far removed from the mainstream music "circuits" and at the same time so rich in culture and Mediterranean traditions. The use of local dialect is an integral part of Sud Sound System's music. Such a use is not a choice: you can choose to sing in English, considering it to be an appropriate language for music, but you can't choose something which is part of your character, part of your daily vocabulary.
Corey Harris (born February 21, 1969, Denver, Colorado) is a guitarist based in New Orleans on the Alligator label. He spent some time in western Africa studying, and rhythms from this area are very prevalent in his music, most conspicuously in "Mississippi to Mali." He performs a wide variety of music, from poppy selections (Santoro, eg) to raw, traditional guitar and piano blues (Honeysuckle, eg). He is one of the few contemporary blues artists that is able to avoid being either a staunch traditionalist or totally separated from its roots.
The Easy Star All-Stars are a collective family of some of the finest reggae musicians in the New York area. The band features a rotating cast drawn from a talented pool of players, meaning that every show has its own nuances and its own life. The masterminds behind the All-Stars are Easy Star musical director Michael Goldwasser (a.k.a. Michael G), his production partner Victor Axelrod (a.k.a. Ticklah), and his two Easy Star label partners Eric Smith and Lem Oppenheimer.