Artists Dedicating Large Portions of Their Careers to World Fusion
- Akasha. Malaysian fusion band including sitar, tabla, guitar, bass, and keys.
- Ancient Future. All about the group that coined the term world fusion music
- Andrea Gerak. This enigmatic Hungarian female voice experiments with traditional songs, mainly with those coming from her country, approaching them from different angles. She put together Haiti Aid Through Music, a fundraising project to aid volunteers helping Haitians effected by the earthquake. The project features work by artists such as Ancient Future, Matthew Montfort, and Mariah Parker.
- Animal Dreams. Didjeridu with Mid-Eastern instruments, overtone singing, oud,
sitar, dumbek, Chapman stick, female voice, and animal sounds.
- Armen Chakmakian. Keyboardist from Shadowfax whose debut release features piano,
Middle-Eastern flavors, and world rhythms.
- Baaba Maal. A great singer from Senegal who has taken the traditional rhythms
and folk music of the continent and reinterpreted them using modern
- Badi Assad. This Brazilian vocalist/guitarist/percussionist has a new acoustic
world fusion band, Badi Assad Menagerie.
- Baki da Fari. Afro inspired music from Sweden with a West African singer.
- Bakshish: Music of the Human Culture. Duo performing original music using various Middle-Eastern,
Indian, African, Indonesian, Chinese and self-invented instruments.
- Beyond Inertia. World fusion group in Vancouver, Canada.
- Bhaktisiddhartha Dasanudas. "RagaJazz" incorporates elements of Indian raga, progressive
jazz, European classical, African, and traditional spiritual chants.
- Brian Bennett. Music inspired by ancient shamanic practices, using sophisticated
production techniques and many nonwestern folk instruments, combined
with vocals in Zulu and Finnish, techno-shamanistic sounds, and
the London Symphony Orchestra.
- Bui Huu Nhut. This leading performer on the Vietnamese dan bau has collaborated
with Ancient Future and didjeridu master Stephen Kent.
- Bali and Beyond. A gamelan that performs both traditional and world fusion styles.
- Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh. Sitar player who has featured Japanese instruments in his concerts.
He is a senior sitar disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar and has performed
many concerts in Germany, Australia, Japan and America.
- Cantoamerica. Original world music band from Costa Rica.
- Capari-Cani. Romantic music performed with Andean instruments. The group
implements western arrangements and techniques to traditional
Andean melodies and original compositions.
- Charanga Nueve. Traditional to modern Afro Cuban music in the charanga format
featuring nine musicians on voice, timbales, congas, bongos, violins,
flute, piano and bass.
- Cheza. "Cheza" is a Swahili word that means "to dance, to play." Cheza's music has been described as Afro-pop, "garage-soukous", and folk-African fusion.
- Clayton Englar and Equinox. This group blends jazz and world rhythms using sax, flute, trombone,
vibraphone, bass, drums and percussion.
- Common Tongue. A six-piece, eclectic, world beat band featuring balalaika,
percussion, drums, bass, keyboards, guitars, and vocals.
- Cormack and Ross Jazz-based songs with familiar instrumentation (guitars, bass,
drums, reeds), but the musical devices include Indian rhythm and
melody, Shona ancestral singing and mbira techniques, Balinese
interlocking parts, and Gambian kora patterns.
- Cornell Kinderknecht. Performer of historic and ethnic woodwinds. Instruments include Native American flute, Indian Bansuri flute, bamboo flute, ocarina, recorder, oboe, and English horn.
- Csokolom. Hungarian and Rumanian Folk music with an Afro-Cuban twist.
- Dafina Dafina (Budapest, Hungary) world music band (Hungarian/Balkan
music with jazz improvisations). Unique rhythms, strong dynamics.
- Daniel Cox. New flamenco.
- Dario Domingues. In memory of Dario Domingues, flautist, singer, and percussionist, born in 1954, in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
- David Gilden. World fusion music featuring West African and Manding music
- David Michael. This fine Celtic harpist featured on the best selling Ancient
Future release Quiet Fire is now making records with many of the members of Ancient Future
from that period such as flutist Randy Mead and multi-instrumentalist
- David Rothenberg. World music clarinetist works with the natural sounds of the
- Dead Can Dance. This global/techno band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in
- Dreamtime Continuum. World music group.
- Desert Wind. World beat music.
- Djelem Transit. Gypsy music from Eastern Europe.
- Dromedary. Dromedary of Athens, Georgia performs globe-spanning music drawing
on multiple traditions woven together with grace, agility, and
- Earthwaveproductions.com. Gerardo Maza's site features creative texts, related artists
and in depth information on his particular blend of world fusion.
- Ed Motta Official Site. Brazilian soul/jazz/funk singer composer.
- El Douje. Santa Cruz, California, based Flamenco fusion guitarist.
- Elektra Kurtis. Information about Ensemble Elektra and violinist Elektra Kurtis,
their new CD and the music named Avantraditional World Beat Fusion.
- Elisete. A singer-songwriter whose songs are mostly in Hebrew (a few in Portuguese), but the rhythm is very Brazilian.
- Emam. This tabla player and founder of the record label Eternal Music
has done many records of world fusion music
- Ernesto Dmitruk. Argentinean jazz-fusion guitarist.
- Enter the Haggis. Highland bagpipes and fiddle with a rock rhythm section.
- Estradasphere. Estradasphere is a multi-instrumental quintet playing a blend
of world, gypsy, latin, jazz, bluegrass, surf rock and throat
singing, with emphasis on composition and improvisation.
- Expresiones. Contemporary music rooted in the sound of the Andes. Meditative
melodies merged into contemporary global rhythms.
- Ethnic Fusion Sound. Rikhi Hambra's "new musical insight of ancient and modern music
alchemy."| Free rhythm scores with audio files.
- EthniFusion. EthniFusion delivers ethnic melodies delicately woven on jazz-rock
structures with raspy saxophone, driven guitar, intricate percussion
and expressive bass.
- Flamenco Street Projects. Fusion of flamenco, pop, jazz and dance.
- Fontain's M.U.S.E.. World music ensemble with voice, sitar, percussion, etc.
- Fortin & Léveillé. World music for guitars inspired by Brazilian guitar music,
gypsy music and jazz. The original compositions of Fortin & Léveillé
bring out the sumptuous sounds of the classical guitar.
- Folktronix. Oud, sitar, bouzouki, guitars and flute in a high energy fusion
of tradition and technology. Based in Southwest UK.
- Franco Luambo Makiadi . One of Africa's greatest musical stars.
- Fusic. A French attempt for boosting musical fusions sponsored by Jean-Michel
Jarre and Deep-Forest, and the French Minister of culture, Catherine
- George Brooks. Extraordinary saxophonist known for his work with Zakir Hussain,
Emam and Friends, under his own name, and on the Indian jazz CD "Ecstasy" with Pandit Habib Khan (sitar).
- Georges Lammam. Arabic violin virtuoso from Lebanon.
- >audio. Georges Lammam and his brother Tony (Arabic drums) are featured
on "El Zaffa," a new Ancient Future composition by scalloped fretboard
guitarist Matthew Montfort with Spanish influences using the Arabic
wedding march rhythm, elzaffa.
- Ghawazee. Middle Eastern Dance and Music Troupe performing a fusion of
ancient and modern dance and music. Based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
- Go Van Gogh. A gypsy blend of funk and world jazz.
- Gregs Music. New music from Dublin.
- GS Rajan. Composer in India who is successfully combining raga music with
European classical/folk/country/tribal rhythms to create a world
- Habib Khan. Sitarist Pandit Habib Khan has done fusion work with jazz guitarist
Pat Martino and Ancient Future guitarist Matthew Montfort and jazz drummer Danny Gottlieb on his Indian jazz record, "Ecstasy."
- the haBiBis. Perform Greek based music with a unique Australian sound.
- HaPpY VaLleY. This world fusion group released the CD "Voyage into Indigo."
- Haunted by Waters. Celtic, Middle Eastern and African influences are woven into
a compelling vocal and rhythmic texture featuring guitars, keyboards,
bass, didgeridu, penny whistle, wooden flute, electric violin
and a variety of exotic percussion.
- Horace X. Wild Asian and gypsy fiddle, fierce horns and modern dance beats
collide in the music of this Cambridge, England project.
- Hyper[Borea]. Celtic world fusion.
- Ian Dogole. Percussionist Ian Dogole is a global fusion pioneer.
- Iness Mezel. A world fusion music artist of Berber origin.
- Irina Mikhailova. Irina is an international artist emerging from the former Soviet
Union. Her musical style reflects a rich tradition of Russian,
Middle Eastern and Asian musical influences.
- Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra. Vocalist Jai Uttal performs with his east-meets-west rock band
and in more acoustic chanting concerts.
- Janubia. Sings a mix of jazz and world music in her own made up language.
- Jayho Jazzmata. Indian ragas laden with hypnotic grooves and jazz harmony.
- J.C.Doo-Kingue Band. World beat jazz.
- Jean-Pierre Simons. Combines African melodies and rhythms from Cameroon (such as
Makossa, Lali and many others) with European and American styles
- Jeso. Music inspired by the rhythms of the world.
- John Wubbenhorst & Facing East. Blends traditional Indian Ragas with Western traditons and other world music elements featuring the compositions of flutist John Wubbenhorst.
- Jovana Backovic. Serbian singer, composer and arranger Jovana Backovic now resides in the UK. Arhai is a project he founded in Serbia in 1998 embodying a fusion of the ambient sound with traditional music of the Balkans.
- Juba. African-flavored vocal group from Edmonton, Canada, has brought
the magic of their African-inspired music to audiences from Yellowknife
- Jim Hurley. Violinist Jim Hurley incorporates styles from bebop to zydeco,
European classical to Zairean soukous.
- Jim Santi Owen. Indian percussionist Jim Santi Owen performs with Ancient Future,
Trance Mission, Pharaoh Sanders, Mobius Operandi, and the Ali
Akbar College Tabla Ensemble.
- JimboleiWorld. Home of the Miami-based bilingual Cuban-American power-pop-punk-rock-tropical
- Kaissa. African/world fusion music group.
- Kalani. Percussionist on Interworld Records.
- Kane Mathis. West African and Middle Eastern Musical traditions. Kora, Oud.
- Kau. A blend of Ethnic, Folk and Pop using tribal riffs and folk
rhythms as Calango, Maracatu, and Folia de Reis with a modern
approach that bridges the gap between ethnic and pop.
- Kit Walker. Synthesizer and piano with Three of Worlds and Jai Uttal's Pagan
- The Landing Party. World fusion from Halifax in the United Kingdom.
- Lee Boice. Guitarist and world fusion composer Lee Boice combines raga,
world rhythms, and jazz fusion.
- Lee Howard. Lee Howard's unique 12-string guitar style spans continents
- Leigh Cline. This guitarist/composer creates his own distinctive style of
music that combines his background in folk/blues/Celtic music
with the polyrhythms and scales of the Eastern Mediterranean and
- Levitation. A music group that plays zouk, a dance music of the French Caribbean that uses both traditional
African and high-tech sounds to create the infectious beat.
- Liu Qi-Chao. Composer and master performer on Chinese wind, string, and percussion
- FREE MP3. >audio. "Forest Frolic," the new Ancient Future composition featuring
Liu Qi-Chao on Chinese flute, a special preview selections from
the latest Ancient Future release.
- Los Mora Arriaga Mariachi. 15 brothers and sisters from the same mother and father all
musicians each play at least 7 musical instruments, music from
all over the world, and sing in more than 5 languages.
- Lot Lorien. Official web page of Bulgarian world fusion band "Lot Lorien."
- Lov'. The new fusion in Haitian music, playing konpa, salsa, merengue,
rhythm and blues, roots.
- Luís Baptis. Portuguese guitarist Luís Baptis performs and records on 14 different types of guitars.
- Mamma Tongue. Mamma Tongue performs a mosaic of African and American music by composer John McDowell as well as traditional West African music.
- Mark Chan. Singapore based composer/recording artist with 6 solo albums.
- Mariah Parker. Mariah performs on santur and piano with Ancient Future and has released Sangria, a recording of her Indo Latin jazz compositions on Ancient-Future.Com Records.
- Matthew Montfort. The leader of Ancient Future (scalloped fretboard guitar, charango,
sitar, and gamelan) also performs solo and with other artists
such as Liu Qi-Chao, Georges Lammam, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Pandit Habib Khan. In 2009, he released his first solo guitar recording, Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar.
- Maya Soleil. A dynamic music and dance ensemble presenting traditional African
rhythm and dance blended with progressive acid jazz in a world
- Mbalafunk.com. Blend of Senegalese Mbalax music and various other genres including
funk, pop, and reggae.
- Mezcla Cuban Roots Fusion Ensemble. Direct from Havana, Cuba, Mezcla's mulatto sound is a dynamic
hybrid of funky Afro-Cuban rhythms with jammin' jazz, rankin'
reggae, rock in' rumba.
- Michel Banabila. Dutch/Yemenite keyboard player and composer played with Yasar
Saka, multi-instrumentalist from Turkey, for the first time at
an appearance of 'East meets West' at the Womad festival in Reading,
- Mickey Hart. From the Diga Rhythm Band to Planet Drum, Grateful Dead drummer
Mickey Hart has done a lot for world fusion music by creating
opportunities for master musicians from around the world to play
- Mindia Devi Klein. This original member of Ancient Future now has a solo career
performing world fusion music as well as traditional North Indian
classical bansuri (bamboo flute) and Balinese gamelan.
- Mkono. A wide variety of alluring vocals and traditional percussion
rhythms from around the globe. Contemporary bass, keyboard, flutes
and saxophone melodies meld with African, Caribbean and other
- Mogollar. 30 years in Turkish ethno rock.
- Mohenjo Daro. World Fusion band Mohenjo Daro from Cincinnati, Ohio, is on
Tandem Records Inc.
- Moses Sedler. Moses is a founding member of Davka, a trio performing new music
inspired by Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Indian and Classical
styles. He also performs with Ancient Future, and has a solo career as well.
- Murat Ses. Murat's Psychedelic music based on Anatolian ethnic musical
structures is a gorgeous example of the 70's era of Turkey's and
the region's music history.
- Musaik. A musical mix of reggae, Irish and a lot of the arabic vocals.
- Mridu. New Zealand based duo fuses world music and modern electronica
- Mynta. "A fusion of Nordic ice and Indian spice" from Sweden/India
features one of the world's finest tabla players, Fazal Qureshi
(brother of Zakir Hussain) and Shankar Mahadevan, South Indian
- Mythological Wine Music. A blend of mystical shlokas, ancient indian ragas & subtle modern
- Nadaka. Born in Quebec, Nadaka has lived in India since 1974 and has
designed and built an acoustic guitar specially adapted for Indian
- Namaste music. Namaste creates unique blends of grooves, instrumentation and
- Nan Mercader. The author of the book "Flamenco Percussion" teaches Latin percussion at ESMUC in Catalonia, Spain and performs with the fusion group Ayatana.
- Neon Egypt. Hear the unique World Jazz and World Fusion Music of Neon Egypt with emphasis on fun.
- Nick Davis. Ambient/world music influenced by Celtic melody and rhythm.
- N.Jaikumar's Fusion Music. A fusion of Indian classical and Western harmony.
- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The official web site of the late Qawwali vocal master.
- Oniro. World fusion music with didgeridoo.
- Oriental Mood. World fusion music from Denmark featuring qanun, tabla, flute,
clarinet, guitar, and bass. Danish language site.
- L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio. An orchestra that plays and reinvents music from all over the world.
- Orquesta Amarilla. An instrumental percussion orchestra consisting of 7 congas,
2 sets of deep bongos and 2 sets of smaller bongos tuned in hexatonic
scales painted yellow, representing the sun energy. The orchestra
is based in Buenos Aires and uses contemporary composing techniques,
odd metrics and Latin, African and Hindu influences.
- Patti Weiss. This violinist's debut album, 'Surrounded by Angels,' is an
excellent example of musically successful world fusion music.
This musical journey around the world is wonderfully produced.
- Pan Arkestra - An Australian group using South American and other folk instruments
to play music from Bolivia, Venezuela, Ireland, Africa, Australia
- Pangaea World Orchestra. Jazz and world beat.
- Paradisemoon.com. An innovative fusion of East/West influences touting exotic
guitars and island rhythms.
- Paul Cheneour. Solo and ensemble flute, a fusion with roots in Middle Eastern,
Indian, jazz and classical traditions.
- People of Goodwill. Music of the African diaspora and elements of jazz, funk, Brazilian,
rock and other styles are freely mixed.
- Peter Carter. World music artist with titles like "World on a String."
- Pete Lockett. Multi-percusionist covering everything from North and South
Indian, Japanese, African, Arabic and Latin. Worked with Bjork,
Afro-Celt sound system and many more.
- Philip Baumgarten. Bass virtuoso whose band Slick combines European melodies with
South American and African rhythms.
- Philip Gelb. Shakuhachi and electronics composer/performer.
- Philmultic Management & Productions Inc.. A cross-over between the East and the West, and traditional,
classical and the contemporary music.
- Pointless Orchestra. A group that combines instruments/tunings from several different
cultures with improvisation and extended playing techniques. East
Asian/Southeast Asian concentration.
- Psalms of Ra. Egyptian and Hebrew texts set to music by composer Jim Berenholtz.
Performed by forty-six musicians of diverse ethnic backgrounds
and recorded at Skywalker Sound.
- Racin Kreol. Images and sounds of Racin Kreol, a Haitian/Nigerian/Americian
- Rai Na Rap. Rai/rap/reggae group from Marseille, France.
- Raj & Smruti Pandya's World fo Music. Raj & Smruti Pandya along with their family band perform Indian
and fusion music in the USA.
- Rajhans Orchestra. Consisting of Indian and Belgian/Flemish classical musicians.
Award winner in the KLM international contest entitled "Bridging
- Ranga Pae. A fusing of Japanese, Indian, Indonesian, Balinese, Hawaiian,
and Western instruments with jazz, new age, and pop/rock styles.
- Ravi. Non-African kora (West African harp) player, specializing in
a new style with strong Indian and Latin influences and the development
of a stereo/electric/aluminium kora.
- Realm of Raga Rock. Homepage of "Vani," a group performing a fusion genre known
as Raga Rock.
- RebbeSoul. Guitarist/singer Bruce Burger combines Jewish music with many
- Reid DeFever.com. Percussionist Reid DeFever explores rhythms and harmony through percussion instruments from India, Africa, and Asia.
- Rhea's Obsession, named in honor of Rhea, mythological mother-time and moonsickle-wielding
creator/destroyer of the world, is a Canadian band blending Celtic
and contemporary influences.
- Ritmo Junction. Nine piece contemporary Latin jazz band performing all original
- RiverTribe Music. Didgeridoo based world beat.
- Rony Barrak. Lebanon born Middle Eastern percussionist based in the UK who
specializes in world fusion music.
- Roots Dub Reggae Page. Comprehensive site about the UK's roots dub duo Alpha and Omega.
- San Jose Taiko. San Jose Taiko is pounding rhythm that embodies the traditions
of Japan and the exuberance of a youthful Asian America.
- Sandeep Raval. Indian percussionist mixing traditional and dance rhythms in
- Savanna Music. Acoustic guitar music with influences from around the world.
- Sean Grace. This Celtic-jazz flute player combines ancient Irish heritage
with folk-rock and world beat.
- Shannon.hu-The celtic energizers . Celtic tunes and Hungarian and Balkan rhythms.
- Shanupa. Oklahoma based band combines African/Latin rhythms & Australian
Didjeridoo with psychedelic blues guitar and an Oklahoma flavor.
- Sheila Chandra. Weaves the music of her blood's culture (South Indian) with
music of her country (Britain), mostly emphasizing vocal universals.
- The Silk Orchestra. Inspired by the practice of tai chi chu'an and the martial arts,
this Canadian ensemble features traditional Chinese instruments,
electronic keyboards, voice and percussion.
- sKiNs of an oRcHeStRa. Trio playing original andean-appalachian folk-fusion music.
- Sonic Safaris. Composer/adventurer Chuck Jonkey travels around the world collecting
tribal village music...from the depths of the Amazon to the heights
of the Himalayan highlands.
- Soundarts.com. A site created by composer/producer David Scheffler to promote
and sell world fusion music.
- Sunyata Productions. Music with hand percussion, flutes, and ocarinas by John Sprague,
a student of David Reck (author of the book "Music of the Whole
Earth") who has also worked with world fusion pioneer Tony Vacca.
- Tabla Rasa. Drum ensemble respectfully representing the vast percussion
traditions of North and South India while honoring their own cultural roots in jazz, contemporary
new music, rock, funk, and other creative, improvised musical
forms. They also hope to reflect their influences from other world
music styles including traditions from Africa, Cuba, Indonesia, and Brazil.
- Taiko Center of Los Angeles. Performs throughout Southern California, often experimenting
with intercultural musical fusions. In order to preserve and pass
on this art form, classes and workshops are taught at various
locations in the community.
- Taaliqa. Works with North Indian and Middle Eastern musical ideas and instruments including tabla, tabla tarang, gatam,oud, daf, darrabouka and more.
- Terre Differenti. Terre Differenti is the name of a world fusion project conceived
and developed by Italian composer Fabio Armani.
- Third Man. Homepage of the UK/India world beat band.
- Time Travil. Indo-Jazz Fusion ensemble consisting of Ryan Shah (drum set),
Mayookh Bhaumik (tabla) and Zack Jones (bass).
- Traveler. Fusion of cultures using Flamenco guitar, gypsy and Celtic violin,
Greek bouzouki, Arabic oud, hammered dulcimer, ect.
- Tulipan. Brisbane Australia's world fusion band.
- Sankai. Electric African Groove Music. A fusion of African and American
- Sara Alexander. On the border of jazz & tradition, with Jewish, gypsy and Asian
- The Spirit Level. Atmospheric sounds swirling around ancient and traditional instruments
- Sumalao. Chilean based music featuring afro-cuban percussion, jazz bass
and saxophone, with zampona and charango.
- Telynor. Euro-traditional/medieval fusion with rock sensibilities played
on ancient and modern instruments: hurdy gurdy, cittern, synthesizer,
didgeridu, Celtic harp, nyckelharpa, acoustic and electric guitars,
bouzouki, bodhran, doumbec, nakers, banjo.
- The Third Planet. The site of a multiethnic band based in Italy. World/Pop
music from Kurdistan, India, Algeria and Italy.
- The Turn Network. Blends first tenor poetry and flamenco rasgueado.
- Unicity. Hammered dulcimer innovator Marty Baum combines world, folk,
- Uwe's World of Modal Music. Indian ragas on sitar meets the West.
- Van Kampen. Dutch percussion group heavily influenced by all kinds of ethnic
- Viva Quetzal. South American Afro-Andean band performing on nearly 40 traditional
and contemporary instruments. Influenced by rock, jazz and world
- Viviana Guzmán. A native of Chile, Viviana Guzmán combines her virtuoso classical
flute technique with the traditions of native cultures of the
world, pooling from her Andean heritage as well as from Middle
Eastern, Australian, Celtic, and African sonorities.
- Wild Mango. Global dance music.
- World Citizen Art Ensemble. Music and dance show that combines elements of jazz, American
gospel, classical and the rhythms of the Caribbean.
- Wovoka. Wovoka performs a blend of the music of his Native American
ancestors and the music passed down to him by his guru, Rajeev
Taranath. Indian music meets Indian music.
- X-Darawish. Mediterannean rock. Italian language site.
- Young Dubs. Celtic alternative rock complete with mosh pit jigs! Features
Mark Epting (nephew of Ancient Future guitarist Matthew Montfort)
- Youssou N'dour. A page about one of Africa's greatest singers.
- Zakir Hussain. This North Indian tabla master is legendary for his contributions
to the world fusion music movement through his work with John
McLaughlin and Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum, Mickey
Hart, John Handy, Ancient Future, the Zakir Hussain Rhythm Experience,
and many others.
- Zhao Hui. One of China's preeminent traditional masters of the gu zheng
(Chinese zither) has worked in fusion settings with artists such
as Ancient Future and James Newton.
- FREE MP3 (excerpt). >audio. "The Dusk Song of the Fisherman" from the Ancient Future CD
"Asian Fusion" dates from the Ching dynasty (1644-1912) and describes the fishermen
returning to the harbor at dusk, singing a happy song.
- Zuba. Band from Glasgow Scotland performing a blend of African folk
and reggae music.
- Natural Rhythms. One of the earliest interspecies music recordings, this 1981
release features Balinese rice paddy frogs in live improvisations
with members of Ancient Future and Balinese gamelan musicians.
- Terra Nova Magazine's Music from Nature Issue. This issue is about music that lures us into other cultures,
other species, other ways of life. From the Australian Pied Butcherbird
composing melodies to Mickey Hart's recording of the Kaluli of
New Guinea making culture and nature sound like one, this issue
expands the notion of how the environment fits into music.
Electronic, New Age, Multimedia, Pop, and Jazz Artists
Exploring World Music
- Advait Sarkar. Born in 1991, Advait Sarkar started composing music at the age of three. He creates lively, soul-stirring music that fuses classical, jazz, Latin, pop, rock and Indian folk. At the tender age of 16, he wrote to this web site to say that he has decided to devote his life to world fusion music!
- AGP MUSiC inDOneSIa. Music director for Indonesian movies and TV plays who works
with many ethnic music players.
- Anatholi Bulkin. Jazz guitarist and composer with some world music influences.
- Arabesk2000. Turkesh pop.
- Bamboo Music. Music played with handmade bamboo flutes from the lowlands of the Netherlands.
- The Beatles. The Beatles aided the development of world fusion music by introducing
their fans to the music of Ravi Shankar.
- Blue Star Homepage. Instrumental music with melodic guitars, vintage keyboards,
and ethnic percussion. Blues meets Zen in orbit.
- Brian Bennett. Music inspired by ancient shamanic practices. Psychedelic consciousness
through music and breathing.
- Calin. Music rooted in Oriental and Middle Eastern traditions, performed
on electric guitar and synthesizers by a Romanian DIY artist.
- Casewag-trance. Contains info on albums, shows, other sites related to trance
music, music equipment resources, and samples of Casewag.
- Cheb i Sabbah. World music DJ.
- Cox and McKeever. Their music could well be described as 'other-worldly' - wildly
romantic music which is enchanting and emotive, with subtly sweeping
arpeggios underlying delicate melodies, causing much passion and
power to be felt through its evocative styling.
- The Dark Bob. "Middle/eastern, country/western, surf, folk, art-rock" says
the LA Weekly.
- DNDI Dondi Ledesma. 4-string bass and piccolo bass music from the Philippines.
- Emerald Rose. Pagan/Celtic folk rock band from Georgia (USA).
- Enam. Enam is a Celtic new age music artist.
- e:trinity. Combines modern electronica/dance music styles with Asian music
via live instrumentation and samples.
- Freddy Valeriani. Bassist and composer of instrumental fusion from Argentina.
- Fritz Mayr. A fusion between world music and jazz.
- FutureViolation. Uses a technique they call "painting with sound" combining technology
with traditional musical instruments to promote awareness of how
our actions today violate the future.
- Future Wave Shaper - Nook. Ambient electronica with a difference. Drawing inspiration from
the natural environment, modern and ancient uses of sound and
- Gino Foti. Explores the dichotomy of rhythm and melody of the bass guitar by integrating ethnic sonorities into his jazz-rock fusion palette.
- Global Dragon. Amani, didgeridooist, percussionist and founder of Global Dragon,
has spent the greater part of his life using technology as a means
for creative expression in music and art.
- Greek. Progressive rock act sometimes experimenting with Oriental and
Indian classical sounds.
- Haitham Al Hamwi. Guitarist Haitham Al Hamwi built his own fusion style through years of touring in the Middle East with his own quintet playing jazz, Latin music, and Arabic songs.
- The Hearth Collective. Acoustic music and performance art from Northern California.
World culture and sounds. Storytelling and Shadow Puppets. Inspirations
and instruments from Africa, Asia, & beyond.
- TheHiddenForest.com. Site for New Age/Electronica artist Keoki Trask.
- Hollienea. Born and raised by a Hungarian/Irish family, it was her fascination
and conviction to her own Gypsy blood and cultural heritage, that
lead her early on to realize that music would be her way. Her
musical genre could be described as multi-cultural contemporary
new age music.
- Immigrant Suns. Village-folk-indie-rock inspired by ethnic music of the whole
globe as well as its Detroit home.
- Inward Tides. Performs compositions for piano & world-jazz orchestra by Pascal
De Falco blending jazz, rock and world influences.
- Irina Sheba. This site is dedicated to the electronic music projects of Irina
- Jamie Bonk. Contemporary instrumental guitarist Jamie Bonk includes some
world music influences.
- Janine Rae. Amazing singer/songwriter combines alternative folk/rock with
acid jazz, ambient, and world music influences.
- Jon Stoppard. Electronica with West Indian rhythms, elements of Asian and
South American percussion, Celtic, and blues influences.
- Kotomusic.com. Italian disco from Anfrando Maiola.
- Laura Karpman. Emmy award winning composer for the PBS series The Living Edens.Everything
from cool jazz to world fusion.
- Land of the Blind. "ELECTRONIC SHAMANIC" is the buzzword description of LAND OF
THE BLIND, a San Francisco duo of trance-dance & vocal music.
- Lost at Last. Techno-tribal dance group from Hawaii.
- Meherkaren. Karen Lynn Sterkin presents traditional spirituals, bhajans,
ghazals, devotional songs, Sufi poetry, thumri and light classical
- Northern Light Media Marketing. Instrumental music using traditional and new instruments.
- Novaphonic Music. Home of the Novaphonic Q' new age and world fusion sound of
Antonio (Tony) Newton.
- Pandemonaeon. A San Francisco Bay Area band fusing middle eastern, Celtic,
and trance rock music.
- Post-office. Ethno-fusion jazz-rock in Rumania.
- Pere Soto. Projects by this jazz guitarist/composer include Django`s Castle and the Pere Soto trio.
- Psychic Enemies Network. Ambient/trance project mixing electronics with gamelan, African,
Arabic and other world musics.
- Rainbow Nation. Blends funk, pop, world music and elements of ambient dance
- Rare Blend. Rare Blend is an instrumental group integrating contemporary
jazz/rock fusion and electronics.
- Rogério Baraquet. Sergio Mendes plays old songs while acid jazz musicians chat
with dub producers.
- Ronaldo Folegatti. Brazilian composer and guitar player.
- Shenloop. SHEN: tao character for spirit. LOOP: moment of music or sound
captured in time and space. music for movement and mindfulness.
- The Monkey Den. Shugmonkey mixes Arabic and British sounds to create a chilled
- Smith and Mazer. Flute and harp duet with jazz, classical, and Indian music influences.
- Source. Fusion of jazz and world music with a strong emphasis on West
African music in particular.
- Spacestation Integration. Mix of jazz, funk, bluegrass, and world music.
- SPHERIC. Sacred Performances & Heroic Ritual Expressions Itinerant Company.
- Troldspejlet. A Danish fusion jazz band with a Nordic Scandinavian feeling.
- Tsuyoshi Furuhashi. A tenor saxophonist and flutist in the Tokyo underground music
- Turner Arts. Atmospheric and trance inducing music featuring electric and
acoustic guitars, dumbec, various ethnic percussion, bass, and
- Yasser. A member of Narrators, a new age artist, and one of the most
well known musicians in the Middle East.
- Zen Bel Jazz. Instrumental quintet performs in a jazz/world music style.
Contemporary Music Based on a Single Tradition
- Al-Andalus Contemporary Andalusian music.
- A Naifa. New Portuguese music: modern fado.
- Babukishan. Music from India: folk, traditional, and fusion.
- Dalena. Vietnamese pop star.
- Fiddlers 3. High Energy celtic Music from Hamilton, Canada
- Inka Kings. New music from the Andes.
- Jean-Michel Daudier. Singer and songwriter from Haiti.
- Joji Hirota. Percussionist, taiko drummer, shakuhachi flautist, singer and
- Krishna Das. Contemporary Kirtan music on Triloka Records.
- The Mahapooram Ensemble. Canadian ensemble in residence at The Galileo Spaces, a center
for the creation of music and dance. Led by composer and percussionist
Bruno Paquet, the ensemble features Indian instruments including
tabla and percussion for Kathakali dance.
- Out Of Alba. A fast paced high energy celtic group based in Prince George,
- Tobatana Marimba Ensemble. An interpretation of traditional Zimbabweian music through marimbas.
The music is polyrhythmic and circular based upon ancient oral
- APercussionDuo.Com.Ar. Argentina Percussion Duo.
- Baaba Maal. Master African musician.
- Bui Huu Nhut. Leading performer on the Vietnamese dan bau.
- Daniel Cros. Spanish songwriter, pianist and producer working in latin rhythms
such as tango, son, pasodoble and ranchera.
- David and Chandrakantha Courtney. A husband/wife team performing traditional Indian music.
- Farabi. Turkish music band.
- FelaOffBroadway.com. "Fela! A New Musical" is based on the music and life of the Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Ransome Kuti.
- Galina Durmushliyska. Authentic Bulgarian folk music. Three time winner of "best song
of the year" from the Bulgarian National Radio.
- GOCOO. Japan's cutting edge taiko drummers Rai-zing.
- GS Rajan.Official web site of Indian composer and flute master G.S. Rajan.
- Habib Khan. Sitarist Ustad Habib Khan is well known for a unique style of
playing the sitar, melding the effect of the human voice and the
instrumental tone into a harmonious whole.
- Jim Porto. Amazing Brazilian singer.
- The Istanbul Orchestra. Great music from Istanbul.
- The Lions. World roots reggae.
- Luzmila Carpio, the Diva of the Andes. Web site celebrating the beauty of the traditional voice of
- Majek Fashek. About African Reggae star Majek Fashek and his CD "Little Patience".
- Mala Ganguly. Born in Kolkata, Bengal, India, Mala Ganguly is acclaimed within
the Indian communities for her golden voice, virtuosity, exceptional
stylistic versatility & diversity.
- Miquel Gil. Mediterranean music.
- Musica Maestro. Mexican roots music
- Panebianco & Del Monaco. Flamenco guitar and dance duet from Spain. Available for collaborative
performances with Ancient Future during their tours of the US.
- Rafael. Flamenco guitarist.
- Sherwood Consort. Medieval, Renaissance and traditional music of the British Isles.
- Slo Down. 16 piece reggae band based in Denmark.
- Quichua Mashis. Traditional music from the Andes mountains, Ecuador, Peru &
Bolivia. Instruments, music and other offerings.
- Tenores di Bitti Remunnu 'e Locu. Official web site of this vocal quartet of central Sardinia.
- Tenzin Choegyal. Tenzin is one of a handful of Tibetans keeping his musical traditions
alive in the freedom of exile. Tenzin sings the songs and stories
of his nomadic Tibetan people which have been transmitted orally
by his mother.
- Tumi. Tumi is made up of Ecuadorian musicians who perform traditional and contemporary Andean music.
- Yaya Diallo. This native of Mali and author of "The Healing Drum: African
Wisdom Teachings," plays djembe, balafon, dounouba, tama and conga.
- Zhao Hui. One of China's preeminent traditional masters of the gu zheng
- FREE MP3 (excerpt). >audio. "The Dusk Song of the Fisherman" from the Ancient Future CD
"Asian Fusion" dates from the Ching dynasty (1644-1912) and describes the fishermen
returning to the harbor at dusk, singing a happy song.
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