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Innessa
Europe

Innessa

Innessa’s musical adventure began with a passion for writing poetry at the tender age of eight. Her poetry was filled with vivid observations of her home … more

Sulagna Basu
Asia

Sulagna Basu

Sulagna Basu is a professional singer and accomplished Kathak dancer who is also a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has completed her Master's degree in … more

Avi and the Uprising
Asia

Avi and the Uprising

With a bass baritone of rare tonal gravity that switches between opera, blues and Hindustani classical with ease, pop songwriting sensibilities, drone based guitar playing, … more

Bart Stenhouse
Oceania

Bart Stenhouse

Australia born multi-instrumentalist and composer Bart Stenhouse, has a deep interest in jazz, world, fusion and improvisational styles of music. He specialises in the guitar, … more

DUBLA
Asia

DUBLA

Dubla Project is a poetry and tabla project undertaken by Janaka Malwatta, a Sri Lankan poet and Ravikesh Singh, a Fijian Indian tabla player and … more

Aathmika Indian Jazz Fusion Ensambe
Asia

Aathmika Indian Jazz Fusion Ensambe

Aathmika is a beautiful Sanskrit name which means soul. Aathmika ensemble is an Indian Jazz fusion group that plays soulful and highly creative improvised music … more

Susanna O’Leary
Oceania

Susanna O’Leary

Weaving her soul into song, Susanna O’Leary is an award winning songstress who wears her heart on her sleeve and draws her audience in with … more

Francis Gilfedder
Oceania

Francis Gilfedder

Francis is a multi-talented artist performing in a variety of genres, from ambient shakuhachi compositions to didjeridu combinations with other unusual  from Japan, Laos, India, … more

Mwinda
Africa

Mwinda

Mwinda is an African gospel group formed by Jeanne Ngembe. The music incorporates several styles including folk, funk and RnB. … more

The View from Madeleine’s Couch
Oceania

The View from Madeleine’s Couch

Madcouch (as they're fondly known) make brilliant, beautiful, passionate music. Whether its feet in the sand under a palm tree, or jump up and down … more

Brandon Lee
Asia

Brandon Lee

Brandon is a sophisticated contemporary jazz guitarist, music producer and one-man band incorporating the stomp box, body percussion and singing. His music is a mix of … more

East Journey
Oceania

East Journey

'East Journey' are a young Aboriginal band from North East Arnhem Land, NT. Fusing contemporary with traditional music, they share language, culture and country through music, … more

Sweet Sound
Middle East

Sweet Sound

'Sweet Sound' is a fusion of Iranian folk music, western classical songs and opera; taking audiences on a journey through diverse musical traditions. The group was … more

Takako Nishibori
Asia

Takako Nishibori

Takako brings the classic sounds of Japan alive through her mastery of the koto, being the greatest exponent of this ancient instrument across Queensland. She … more

Mzaza
Middle East

Mzaza

Brisbane six-piece Mzaza matches powerful, multilingual vocals with jaw-dropping technique and gripping compositions. The band’s sound is anchored in group members’ French-Sephardic and Balkan origins … more

Dheeraj Shrestha
Asia

Dheeraj Shrestha

Internationally acclaimed tabla percussionist Dheeraj Shrestha is recognized as the foremost Nepalese born tabla percussionist in Australia. An irrepressible creativity, tremendous clarity and exciting rhythmic … more

Zvonsky
Europe

Zvonsky

Zvonsky is a lonely planet guide to the old music of South-East Europe. Bundled into a gypsy caravan with this seven piece instrumental, you’ll encounter … more

Ravikesh Singh
Asia

Ravikesh Singh

Fijian born Ravikesh Sing is a versatile musician involved in numerous Indian Classical as well as contemporary fusion projects in Australia and India.  He is also developing … more

Greshka
Middle East

Greshka

Greshka is a lively five-piece gypsy band formed in 2009 certain to liven up the atmosphere and get the feet moving. The band  plays a modern concoction … more

Mix After Mix
Africa

Mix After Mix

Mix after Mix is a young entertainment group created by two brothers originally from Ghana, West Africa. The name Mix After Mix originates from the love … more

Mantist
Africa

Mantist

Never has the name of an artist been so apt, growing up in the Southern Sudan, Hip Hop, MC, Mantist and his crew, No Pain … more

Slip-on Stereo
Oceania

Slip-on Stereo

Funky and fresh Brisbane-based 4-piece band, Slip-on Stereo has been considered the "new kids on the block" since breaking onto the scene in early 2012. Self-described … more

Toko-Ton
Asia

Toko-Ton

Toko-Ton is a Brisbane based Japanese drum (taiko) group. Using a combination of movement and rhythm, playing modern and traditional songs and styles Toko-ton show … more

Lindsey Pollak
Oceania

Lindsey Pollak

Linsey Pollak is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. His work as Community Music … more

Carl Rathus
Asia

Carl Rathus

Carl Rathus is a shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown flute) player.  He has studied the traditional and contemporary repertoire from leading players in Japan and Australia.  He … more

Walisuma
America

Walisuma

Walisuma is a group of South American born musicians who perform the timeless music of the Andes. Hailing from Peru, Bolivia and Chile; Walisuma de … more

Shen Flindell
Middle East

Shen Flindell

Since being initiated into the Benares Gharana of tabla by one of the great old masters of the style in 1994, Shen Flindell has grown to become … more

Zhiva Voda
Europe

Zhiva Voda

Renowned for their performance of Bulgarian traditional music and song, Zhiva Voda (‘Water of Life’) offers a unique and vibrant musical experience. Both Reni and George … more

Russian Folkloric Ensemble Brisbane Samotsvety
Europe

Russian Folkloric Ensemble Brisbane Samotsvety

The Russian Folkloric Ensemble Samotsvety was established in February 2000. It's repertory includes more than 70 Russian folkloric songs, Cossacks songs, Ukrainian, and Gipsy songs. The … more

Rahim Zullah
Asia

Rahim Zullah

Rahim Zullah was born in Suva, Fiji. He music comes from a family of music lovers with its roots in Indian classical music. With three CDs … more

Nicholas Ng
Asia

Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng brings together the ancient and the modern in music through the use of traditional instruments and electronic sound. As a composer, he is … more

Made Denis
Asia

Made Denis

Balinese musician, Made Denis, is a gamelan artist of extraordinary talent who specializes in the deeply expressive and soulful Balinese suling (bamboo flute) and the exciting, dynamic … more

Delkash
Middle East

Delkash

Delkash ensemble was founded in January 2010 to distribute Persian classical music in Australia. Being well acquainted with the pure-bred and genuine traditional music of … more

Cieavash Arean
Middle East

Cieavash Arean

Born in Tehran, Iran; Cieavash has a love for traditional Middle Eastern music. Including Turkish, Persian, Arabic and Armenian. He is self taught multi-instrumentalist and plays … more