Their affinity for blending their sonic art with grassroots activism for social justice causes has made Rising Appalachia a musical voice for a better world.
On Okantomi, Okan continue to engage with many of the interwoven styles and stories critical to their own experiences of Cuban music and personhood.
As Nihiloxica draw from electronic, metal, hard rock, and older musical traditions, they call listeners to awareness and action with vigor and skill.
On Onde Está o Jeca?, Brazil’s Soprano a Viola blur the boundaries between rural and urban popular music genres to question the stereotypes therein.
Alam Khan’s The Resonance Between employs techniques from Hindustani and European art music traditions, but it’s about more than just fusion.
A tremendous combination of old and new, Hannu Saha & Pakasteet’s Taas kerran, äkkiä should inspire artists looking to take long-held tradition into new spaces.
Eliades Ochoa may have grown up in a rustic milieu, but he’s traveled many miles since and picked up some sophisticated sounds on the way.
Israeli musician Dudu Tassa and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood join forces with various vocalists for a fresh, inspiring interpretation of Middle Eastern music.