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Bringing the rhythms, instruments and styles of different cultures together. A celebration of Australia's ethnic diversity.


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David Bridie and Arnold Ap - Land of the Morning Star     World, Soundtrack (Film Related) 21/07/2011
Five West Papuan musicians and singers gathered in Melbourne to record the outlawed folk songs of West Papuan freedom fighter and musician Arnold Ap with musician and composer David Bridie.
Track features on Mark Worth's ground breaking documentary titled 'Land of the Morning Star'. Written by David Bridie / Tim Cole / traditional Kajob North Coast, West Papua.

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Other tracks by David Bridie and Arnold Ap:  Jo Jo  -  E Mambo Simbo
Kafka Pony - Waltz Schmaltz     Jazz, Instrumental 13/07/2011
Guitarist & composer Mastaneh Nazarian creates original pieces for contemporary jazz trio, exploring new forms and textures. Beware of the twisted, the unusual and the quirky!
This piece was composed as a vehicle for trio improvisation in a relaxed swing setting.  It is a jazz waltz with lots of unexpected turns and spins.  The introduction and ending contrast the mood of the rest of the piece and create a frame for viewing the cyclical inner portion.

Other tracks by Kafka Pony:  Day's Work  -  Samba a la Warsaw
Visions of a Nomad - Mirabooka     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Jazz, Live Performance 06/07/2011
Visions of a Nomad plays an eclectic fusion of jazz world groove music sometimes accompanied by the didgeridoo and Aboriginal singer Shannon Ruska.
Mirabooka or the formation of the southern cross, sang in traditional Aboriginal language . The haunting and powerful voice of Shannon Ruska in collaboration with eclectic fusion ensemble Visions of a Nomad makes for an unusual overtone of jazz mixed with Classical influences, Indigenous chants and rhythms

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Other tracks by Visions of a Nomad:  Zindzi  -  Return
Costas Tsicaderis - Beyond Mulamein     Ethnic Multicultural, Instrumental, Soundtrack (Film Related), Australian Indigenous 06/07/2011
Costas Tsicaderis (6 Jan. 1945 - 23 Dec. 2004) was a Greek-Australian singer-songwriter whose love and activism for human rights was reflected throughout his music and lyrical content.
One of Costas' most significant compositions, a reflection of Australia's vast cultural history. Dedicated to all Indigenous Australians. Composed by Costas, inspired by Nikos Ninolakis' poem 'Beyond Mulamein'. Performed by The Costas Tsicaderis Ensemble Costas: classical guitar, Dennis Piskopos: flute, Manolis Galiatsos: bouzouki, George Galiatsos: acoustic guitar, Gnarnarjarra Waitare: Didgiridoo.

Stella - Padam Padam     World, Ethnic, Cover Version 02/07/2011
Stella is a Mauritian born artiste who performs jazz, country gospel, contemporary & Creole/Sega songs with equal ease whether singing in English, French or Creole as music is her passion
This is a song that gets everyone singing along , especially the chorus, from a small child to the young at heart as it is fun and uplifting. You will also want to get up and twirl around the floor upon hearing Stella's interpretation of a classic Piaf number

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Other tracks by Stella:  Le Souffle Chaud  -  Bambino
Ajak Kwai - Bukgo Looi (For the Youth of Sudan)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Reggae, World 30/06/2011
Ajak Kwai is an internationally renowned, award-winning Sudanese-Australian singer/songwriter who arrived in Australia as a refugee over ten years ago. Her performances are filled with musical story-telling from her homeland.
Bukgo Looi is track translating as reminder for the Youth of Southern Sudan, it is a special song for present day consequences to the elections and the independance of south sudan... the lyrics sing to the youth ~ "don't forget that home is waiting for you"

Other tracks by Ajak Kwai:  Yin Nhiar (I Love You)  -  Yin niar Ku tiomda Kush (I love my land)
Kojo Saffu - Fiyah     Hip Hop, Dub, World, Ethnic 30/06/2011
Nomadic lifestyle and myriad of cultures from a young age play an integral role in the music of Kojo Saffu who delivers a future roots infused blend of Hip Hop!
"FIYAH! You better sound the alarm; Australian Ghanaian flaming through dropping them bombs!"
Up beat track announcing the arrival of a proud Ghanaian Australian... More FiYAH!

Other tracks by Kojo Saffu:  I Can  -  Dreams
Masta One - Homeless     Hip Hop, Hip Hop, RnB, RnB 30/06/2011
I am a very happy person.Music is my passion. I love to meet new friends and am happy to work with different people. I am very calm and respect others.
This song is based on my life experienced through the Sudan civil war. The song talks about how I’ve been displaced in my own country, becoming a refugee. It’s about struggling with life and the hardship I have been through without my mum and dad.

Mia Muze - Storm feat. Tats     Hip Hop, World, Rock, Soundscapes 22/06/2011
Mia Muze is a Tokyo born, half Jap-Latin raised in Sydney, Australia and now located in the Gold Coast.
Beachside living and association with water and the beautiful nature of a storm. A lyrical storm conveying nature at its purest.

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Other tracks by Mia Muze:  Boom  -  Nunca Otra Vez feat. Pedro
Ganga Giri - Good Voodoo     Electronic, Reggae, World, Dance 11/06/2011
Ganga Giri is a didge playing electronic music producer and percussionist, combining elements of dub, electro, dancehall and world music into a melting pot of genres and cultures.
Ganga's latest album merges dancehall, dub and breaks with electro, house and world flavours in his distinctive tribal organic style.

Good Voodoo is a conscious celebration of community, multi-culturalism and indigenous roots.

Other tracks by Ganga Giri:  Jump Up  -  Byami (Our Creator)
Nice Verdes - Ay Mama     World, Ethnic, Live Performance 27/05/2011
Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_Live Music Fest 2010 Eclectic world-music inspired duo, Nice Verdes, as recorded by Radio Adelaide during their Live Music Fest 2010.
Nice Verdes' tune "Ay Mama" recorded live during Radio Adelaide's Live Music Fest 2010.

Tenzin Choegyal - Tayatha Heart Suttra     World, Pop, Live Performance 27/05/2011
Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_Live Music Fest 2010 Drawing on inspiration from his traditional Tibetan roots is Tenzin Choegyal, as recorded by Radio Adelaide during "Live Music Fest 2010."
Cantering rhythms, extraordinary vocal ability and flute come together to create uniquely beautiful music that draws on Tenzin Choegyal’s traditional Tibetan roots.

Pavlos Andronikos / Katrina Mpaloukas - On Your Balcony     Ethnic Multicultural, Folk, World 26/05/2011
“In a Strange Land” is an honest, contemporary, varied collection showcasing the innovative ways in which Greek Australians have engaged in the creation of music in their “strange” new land.
A song which evokes Greek folk song, but also blends synthesiser sounds with traditional instruments. Archie Argyropoulos offers an energetic and convincing vocal interpretation, and is joined by Helen Sinis in the last verse so that, with the two singing alternate lines, a happy ending is suggested despite the lyrics.

Meyhane - Andra Thelo     World, Dance, Ethnic, Soundtrack (Film Related) 18/05/2011
Meyhane: wine house/tavern of the Old Balkan/Anatolian World, where musicians performed for live audiences. Our instruments and musical style typify this tradition, whilst including sounds of the wider Eastern Mediterranean.
Greek traditional Karsilamas dance in 9/8 beat, from the island of Marmaras, in the Sea of Marmara (Propontis). A love song about a woman who wishes to marry a handsome big-spender, who will be loyal to her. Otherwise she is happy to remain single and party her life away!

Other tracks by Meyhane:  Otan me yennas mana mou  -  Mihanikos
Acequia - Sendero     World, Folk 10/05/2011
Acequia infuse traditional Andean instruments with contemporary and complex rhythms characteristic of their homeland Bolivia
Original composition representing the complex Andean rhythms characteristic of Bolivia.

Other tracks by Acequia:  Rosarito  -  Huari
Madre Monte - La Voz     Reggae/Dub, World 10/05/2011
9-piece Latin Reggae collective Madre Monte infuse the indigenous Cumbia rhythm of Colombia with reggae grooves.
Latin and reggae rhythms infused with lyrics filled with Colombian mythology

Other tracks by Madre Monte:  Vicente  -  The Same
Elia Bel - Fly With Me     Pop, World 07/03/2011
Finding success in the states through the 90’s with her band Once Upon a Time (Interscope) Elia Bel returns with a totally new offering, the Album Allegria.
The new record is sung in part Spanish, part englisg – Spanglish if you like and is a culminations of themes and stories from a decade of new experiences.

Other tracks by Elia Bel:  Musica
Piotr Nowotnik - Crusader (vocals by Charlie Thomas)     Rock, World, Soundscapes, Classical 02/03/2011
Multi-instrumentalist and composer whose solo projects explore forgotten musical instruments from around the world – like hurdy-gurdy, overtone flutes, bagpipes or lutes - put in a contemporary artistic context.
Crusader is a story of the wounded soldier roaming ancient deserts in searching for his way back home. The lyrics (written by a composer) are performed by Melbourne's artist - Charlie Thomas. Musically, the piece draws from Middle-eastern tradition blended with symphonic, progressive rock and vast "soundscapes" of ancient world.

Other tracks by Piotr Nowotnik:  Willows (vocals by Penelope Kate)  -  Mount Hekla
kurbist Gong Band - Clown Gong     World, Ambience 25/02/2011
expermental tropical trans and polyrythem using tradetional instrument from south east asia..
the track is purely expermental with Traditional feel and exploretion of the polyrythem.

Nadia Piave - Musetta     Classical, World, Folk 23/02/2011
Nadia Piave - Italian-Australian raconteur, soprano, teacher, cabaret diva and erstwhile gelato queen - has recorded a strong, heartfelt and smooth album of classic love songs from Italy and France.
Musetta comes from acclaimed Sydney Vocalist Nadia Piave's beauftifual Release 'Caffe D'Amore' - out now thru VITAMIN RECORDS.
With expertise in renaissance, baroque, classical, folk, jazz, art song and cabaret, Nadia has chosen the Italian and French romantic genre through her musical partnership with Gino and Ross should be captured.