La Bottine Souriante

Huun Huur Tu

Oumou Sangare

The Mahotella Queens

Afro-Cuban All Stars

Ndlovu Youth Choir

Andy Narell

Aditya Prakash Ensemble

Hermeto Pascoal

Manganiyar Seduction


Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

San Salvador


Paris Combo


Dakh Daughters

Karsh Kale

Nitin Sawhney

Souad Massi

 Riot Artists News:

  • Hermeto Pascoal Wins 2019 Latin Grammy November 16, 2019 Hermeto Pascoal Wins 2019 Latin GrammyWe are very pleased to announce that on November 14, 2019, the 2019 Latin Grammy was awarded to Hermeto Pascoal in the category Best Portuguese Language Roots Album for his recording “Hermeto Pascoal E Sua Visão Original Do Forró” – Hermeto Pascoal (Scubidu Music).
  • Composer who turned down OBE says he later accepted CBE in tribute to his parents’ “immigrant experience” July 31, 2019 Composer who turned down OBE says he later accepted CBE in tribute to his parents' "immigrant experience"When Nitin Sawhney was offered an OBE in 2007 for services to music, his father asked him to accept the order of chivalry for his birthday – but he turned it down, citing the Iraq War and saying he “could not handle the idea of the word ’empire'” after his name.
    But 12 years later, Sawhney, ...
  • NYTimes’ Paul Krugman at DakhaBrakha Concert July 2, 2019 NYTimes' Paul Krugman at DakhaBrakha ConcertPaul Krugman is the New York Times Op-Ed columnist who holds forth on macroeconomics, trade, health care, social policy and politics.  He is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. And he loves DakhaBrakha!
    In June, he attended their concert in New York City and ...
  • Hermeto Pascoal Featured in Jazz Journal February 28, 2019 Hermeto Pascoal Featured in Jazz Journal

    Hermeto Pascoal, that crazy Brazilian albino
    David Block ventures into the eccentric musical world of the intuitive multi-instrumentalist who became a global jazz name when he played on Miles Davis’s 1970 album Live-Evil

    Jazz Journal – February 27, 2019

    Hermeto Pascoal is an enigma. He creates music out of almost any object that he can get his hands ...