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This year’s theme

If the rebellion had a soundtrack, it would be the sound of Skype messages popping up on laptops, iPads and smart phones that glow in the dark, Kristin Solberg More >

OY (GH/CH)

Berlin plays a mythological role in the history of music. This shagged, complicated and multifaceted metropol has after all been the muse for several of our greatest musician’s most More >

Gilles Peterson (FR/CH/UK)

The end of May 2014: There’s only two short weeks left until one million football fans occupy Rio de Janeiro to attend the World Cup of the Universe’s most More >

Souad Massi (DZ)

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting musicians to come out of Algeria in recent years, Souad Massi has been compared to artists as diverse as Françoise Hardy, Tracy Chapman More >

The brother moves on (ZA)

The Brother Moves On (TBMO) is about more than just music. Actually, it’s much more of an art collective than a musical group. Or perhaps it’s more of a More >

Sheldon Blackman (NO/TT)

Sheldon Blackman is a performing artist, musician, singer and songwriter from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, now based in Oslo Norway with his band THE SOUL REBELS. More >

Monica Ifejilika (NO/NG)

It’s always a great event for us when the Oslo World Music Festival coincides perfectly with important releases from our favorites. At the time of writing this, Norwegian-Nigerian Monica More >

Hugh Masekela (ZA)

Hugh Masekela is South Africa’s greatest trumpeter – and perhaps also the greatest accomplished musician on the African continent. Throughout his career, the multitalented 75-year old has performed with More >

Bafana Nhlapo (NO/ZA)

Bafana Nhlapo was born in 1976 in Soweto, South Africa. His father being a noted member of the famous King Star Brothers, Bafana was raised with a love for More >

Dengue Dengue Dengue (PE)

Love it or hate it, but masquerades and electronic dance musicians fit like a hand in glove. Lead by the French house-robots of Daft Punk, dance-friendly household names like More >