World Fest's Past Musicians: Music & Video

Name Country
Çudamani Indonesia
Shanren China One of China’s top indie folk bands
Japan Flag Agatsuma Japan A masterful tsugaru-shamisen player from the Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan.
Aysenur Kolivar Turkey Folk music from the Black Sea region of northeastern Turkey
Flag of China: Red with five 5-pointed yellow stars in the upper left corner Beauty & Melody China This all-female ensemble from the Sichuan Province in China plays traditional Chinese folk songs.
Flag of Israel The Israeli Ethnic Ensemble Israel Israeli fusion of Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy, Sephardic and Yemenite melodies
Blue and white Quebec flag with white fleurs de lis Mauvais Sort Québec Combining traditional folk rhythms and themes with energetic, contemporary music.
Paulo Padilha and Group Brazil Swing and rhythm ensemble from Brazil
Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Bros. Pakistan Sufi devotional singing group from Karachi, Pakistan descendant from the first qawwali choirs dating back to to the 13th century.
Tarim China
Wust el Balad Egypt Blending traditional Middle Eastern vocals with contemporary Latin rhythms and jazz.
Yamma Ensemble Israel Israeli fusion of Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy, Sephardic and Yemenite melodies