With three badly disabled musicians and one child prodigy, African group Staff Benda Bilili are one of the most unusual bands on the planet.
Tinariwen is a band formed in 1982 of Tuareg people who had been conscripted into Muammar al-Gaddafi's army.
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, backed by his father's band Egypt 80 on his most recent album 'Many Things'.
Mujava is a twenty something from a Pretorian township called Attredgeville in South Africa.
French born singer of Spanish origin. Surrounded by intellectuals and musicians from an early age Chao's imagination was fired by British punk, especially The Clash.
Mexican guitar duo, with flaming fingers. After relocating to Ireland the pair have found success in their flamenco / metal stylings, and have become well-known attractions at UK festivals.
African desert-blues guitar prodigy
The cream of early-Eighties post-punk performed by a series of gamine ingénues in a bossa nova style, Nouvelle Vague probably wouldn’t work if Collin weren’t French, but that helps, somehow.