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lapis lazzuli

Lapis Lazuli are a band from Canterbury, UK formed in late 2009 they are 5 people unified by a concept of music unbound by the limits of pigeon-holing, and brought together by the willingness to fuse and transverse genres from across time and place.
Bombastic beats and global grooves are combined with a rich tapestry of texture and melody created by the twin guitars, synth, flute, trumpet and digeredoo sounds, telling ancient stories from the vault of their collective influences.

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Fonseca

Juan Fernando Fonseca is a colombian singer. His most famous song is "Te mando flores". He started making music at the age of 5 and by the age of 12 he had already sold 500 copies of his first song. In the year 2002 he released his album named "Fonseca" and the most important songs from that CD were: "Noches de carnaval", "Sueño", "Confiésame" and "Magangué". This lead him to perform with Shakira, Juanes and Carlos Vives, all colombian singers like him.

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Chancha Via Circuito

Chancha Vía Circuito ("Pig on the Circular Train") is the alter-ego of Pedro Canale, a digi-cumbia DJ and producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His debut LP, Rodante, was released in Fall 2008 by ZZK Records. It includes remixes and collaborations with a wide variety of artists (Jahdan, Princesa, Rancho MC, Poeta Inka, and Kumbha Kethu). In 2010 he released a mixtape, Río Arriba, to much critical acclaim.

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Watcha Clan

Watcha Clan are a French quartet that fuses together influences as diverse as its members' heritages. Drawing on North African, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, French, and modern electronic musical styles for inspiration, the Clan claim a nomadic ethic, calling no single style "home." Since their inception at the turn of the century, Watcha Clan's touring schedule and lifestyle have been as nomadic as their philosophy.

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Terakaft

Terakaft is a gang of guitarists, in the same vein as Tinariwen. Nothing astonishing about that if you consider that Terakaft was founded by Kedou and Diara, two formative and historical guitarists from Tinariwen. Moreover Kedou accompanied Tinariwen to the very first Festival with the Desert by Chock-Essako in January 2001, and contributes four songs on their first album The Radio Tisdas Sessions.

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Tinariwen

Tinariwen (Tamasheq for "empty places") is a musical band formed in 1982 in Moammar al-Qadhafi's camps of Tuareg rebels. They play French- and Tamasheq-lyrics songs in the Tishoumaren ("music of the unemployed") style, mostly concerning independence for their people from the government of Mali. Having recorded many albums available on cassette over their eighteen years, in December 2000 the group recorded their first album for the CD format, The Radio Tisdas Sessions, their first recording available outside Africa.

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The Tango Saloon

The Tango Saloon is an experimental tango band from Sydney, Australia. Their self-titled debut, a tango-flavored album with a twist of spaghetti western, was released in 2006 by Ipecac Recordings, the American record label run by Mike Patton and Greg Werckman. The followup, Transylvania was released in 2008. In June 2007, the band was seen supporting Ipecac label-mates Peeping Tom on the East-coast leg of their Australian tour.

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Aurelio Martinez

One of the most extraordinary and passionate Garifuna artists of his generation, Aurelio Martinez follows in the footsteps of the legendary Parranderos of the Caribbean coast of Central America to become the new voice of Paranda. Acclaimed for both his preservation and modernization of this musical tradition, Aurelio's virtuosity is found in his distinctive, penetrating vocals and his talent as a composer.

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