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Rewşan is a singer, songwriter, violinist and composer from Istanbul, Turkey. She was educated in music, psychology and theater. She grew up in Mesopotamia with rich Kurdish and Armenian music.

Her latest album Tov (The Seed) CK Music Production& 2020, designed by combining traditional and modern instruments, is a work that can be defined in the category of 'world music' on the axis of 'progressive folk music'. With its distinctive, colorful and universal style, Rewşan takes the listeners on a poetic journey to their own memory without boundaries.

Album: Ax Le Wese 
Songs: Ax Le Wese |Lo Berde |Nubar Nubar |Selimo Lawo |Sine |Oror|Sari Sirun Yar |Ximximê Torevanê

Singles: Kirasê Te |Azîzakam |Destmala Min |Bingol |Şalik Şînokê/ Mayro

Album: Tov
Songs: Ax Eman |Gulîzera Min |Gulê |Yar Bêzarê |Wext Lazim Bû |Bavê'm |Taxa Filla |Wisa Dixwazim |Dinya Haye

Band of Weeds

The Band of Weeds was founded in 2015. At first, it was a conceptual band created by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, and existed only on a paper. It became a real band in 2017, and started to release LPs and give live concerts.

The current members of the band are now Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm and Hermanni Keko featuring different plants depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by a Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues, and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible for the human ear.

Songs: The Vegetative Soul, Give Me Some Water, Underground Root Movement, A Garden Within A Garden, They Tried To Bury Us They Didn't Know We Were Seeds

Flora Pop

Song: Rost | Written & Performed by: Flora Pop

Rost is a song written for a Romanian documentary film that portrays traditional crafts in Romania and their very last keepers.

Karen Werner

In late March 2020, a radio artist friend invited a few friends, including me, from around the world to make short audio pieces about "the state of things from where we are." This was during a tense stretch during the Corona virus pandemic. Here is my short audio postcard about the State of Things, made by the windowsill in my sublet in Bergen, Norway.

Jemina & Selina

Jemina & Selina are Finnish sisters who sing and play original songs with strong emotion and edge. 

Soulful, energetic and lyrically rich, these sisters' roots stem from the Americas folk, roots, gypsy and Finnish traditional music the two grew up around as children. Jemina and Selina are both strong singers and musicians with captivating stage presence. When they sing harmonies, it's easy to hear that they have been singing together all their lives. 

Their latest album, Rajamailla, contains original songs and was produced by New York based Tim Ries (The Rolling Stones). 

Album: Rajamailla

Songs: Pedot | Rajamailla | Kurjuuden kunnailla | Italialaiset | Suunnitelmat

Milena Solomun

Milena Solomun plays her own original style of folk music with a punk attitude.

Album: London Dossier
Songs: True Love| Strange Fall| So Much In Common| Seven And Four| Scissors And Spoons| Life Is Impossible

Nei Zigma

Nei Zigma is a singer who translates the rhythmic cadences of Brazil into poetic images, embracing his roots. Singing and accompanying to the guitar his own songs and re-readings of Brazilian Popular Music.

Album: Nei Zigma
Songs: Eu Moro Dentro De Mim (I Live Inside Me)| Barulho D’ Agua (Noise Of Water)| Eu Sou A Agua (I Am The Water)| Like A River| Hey Little Man

Babel Trio

This psychotropic band from Crete climbed the high mountains and gave us a breathtaking view of the land. Filled with solid riffs, thunderous drums and awe-inspiring atmosphere, they always keeping their eyes open for the treasures of the past. They hold nothing back when they deliver their take of Cretal, the name of their unique blend of Heavy Rock, Traditional Mediterranean music, and modern lyricism. All this while keeping in touch with the pulse of the ongoing reality.

Album: Roots Electrified| Songs: Algorithms| Circular| Karouzos Dialog| Pleiades
Album: The Island of Cretal| Songs: Song For a Solitary Bird| Dervish Dance

Motel Room

Motel Room is a collaboration of five musicians who aimed to create an instrumental record, directing it towards the framework of a music score of an imaginary noir or neo-noir film in the process.

Songs: 12 Sharp| Mon Cheri | L.B.J

Başar Ünder

Başar Ünder is an Electronic Music Artist, Composer & Performer.

Song: Love In Morse

MA Rouf

MA Rouf is a quartet playing Middle-Eastern rhythms with Scandinavian jazz influences.

MA Rouf’s musicians are highly regarded in Finnish jazz and have experience from a full spectrum of musical traditions. They are composer, tar player, and vocalist Marouf Majidi, saxophonist Jouni Järvelä, bassist Jukka Haavisto, and percussionist/drummer Tomi Saikkonen.

MA Rouf’s creator is the Finnish-Iranian master musician Marouf Majidi. He comes from Sanandaj, the musical capital of Kordestan, and his rich Middle Eastern heritage gives the unique and enchanting sound for their music. The roots of MA Rouf’s music are in this Middle Eastern tradition fertilised with Afro-centric and Scandinavian jazz influences.

Album: The People
Songs: Gallop | Blues of Soran | Dancing Fakir | You are You

Merriment and Dirt

Merriment and Dirt plays dynamic, groovy, ‘up-in-your-face’ indie-music. 

Album: Final Boogie
Songs: Final Boogie| Little Worries| Limit

ahmet öğüt & fino blendax

A mix of psychedelic, retrofuturistic and synth punk combined with Electro Saz, the soundtracks offer an alternative means with which to experience the works.

Songs: Sî û Çar (Robozkê) | River crossing composed and performed by Ahmet Öğüt, Bora Akinciturk, Deniz Belendir, produced by Deniz Belendir |

HA for Nina composed and performed by Ahmet Öğüt, Deniz Belendir, produced by Deniz Belendir