Archive | Artists

Qiang Di

Tai Chi is the treasure of Chinese martial arts. It unifies the both the channels and collaterals of the human body and the primal chaos theory of the masculine and feminine elements (Tai Chi Yin and Yang theory). This approach to Chinese medicine theory was created by grand Master Mr. Chen Wangting 400 years ago. […]

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Henry Fung

Henry Fung has been playing erhu since he was 10 years old, practising up to 10 hrs a day until by the age of 17 he was proficient enough to join the Huang Kwong Chinese Orchestra. At the age of 22, Henry gained qualified teacher status in Hong Kong. He then devoted his time to […]

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FenFen Huang

Fenfen was born in the city of Linhai, Zhejiang province, East China. She came to the UK in 2001 to do her degree. However once she had completed her studies, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of being a dancer and promoting Chinese culture, so she embarked on a journey of dance and acting […]

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Salim Sabri Qawwali

Salim Sabri, student of the highly acclaimed and world famous Haji Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (Sabri brothers) Pakistan, started his singing career at the age of 12. Coming from a musical/Sufi background, the art of Qawwali was inherited by Salim from his maternal uncle who is an established Qawwali singer in India, by the name of […]

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Valentina and Voces del Sur

Valentina grew up outside her native homeland, after the 1973 coup in Chile. She settled in Scotland on meeting guitarist David Russell at the Edinburgh Festival. Together they founded Voces del Sur, making their debut at the legendary old Bongo Club in Edinburgh. Valentina writes and sings songs of exile, love and social change, inspired […]

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Olivia Moore and Unfurl

Violinist Olivia Moore trained as a classical violinist from childhood, later breaking away from the classical genre to explore the art of improvisation. Her curiosity took her through many different styles of music: Jazz; Indian; Cuban music and Flamenco. All of these have contributed to her own unique and distinctive world music voice.  She has […]

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Sidiki Dembele

Sidiki Dembele moved to the UK in 2009, after touring for two and a half years as lead solo percussionist with the amazing touring circus company, Afrika! Afrika!. He has played professionally since childhood and has been the figurehead of the accomplished Denifari company and school in his native Abidjan since its inception in 1999. […]

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DJ Mayeva

Manchester –based DJ Mayeva comes from a multicultural background with parents of Peruvian-Spanish and Norwegian-Irish origin.   She has been performing at world music events, multicultural weddings and festivals since 2006.   In recent years she has appeared at Exodus Live, FEAST and Cultural Collage World Music Festival in Manchester, and has hosted world music stages at […]

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Heritage Survival

  Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band are a group of exceptionally talented musicians from Zimbabwe hailing from the country’s capital Harare. Their particular style of Afro-fusion draws on modern influences whilst upholding familiar traditional rhythms. Lead singer and guitarist Zivai ‘Zee’ Guveya was first noticed at the tender age of 16, when he […]

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Mickey Van Gelder

Mickey grew up in Ilford, Essex and had a conventional, mainstream Jewish upbringing. His grandparents were all from Russia and Poland. He has always loved Jazz and Blues and even at school in the 1960s he was listening to people like Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Parker and the Basie Band. But underpinning all his musical […]

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