Artists Special Guests (en)

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Dinesh Mishra – Flute

Dinesh Mishra, from Mumbai (India), is playing the Bansuri-Flute. He has built himself solid reputation as a solist and improvisational artist, as a teacher as well as a composer. After his studies as a master student, under the world-famous Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, he followed his studies in indian classical music for over 25 years. He [...]

Kilema – Multi-Instrumentalist

Kilema is a charismatic performer, multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter. Born in Madagascar and immigrated through adoption to Andalusia, he is one of the most popular representatives of his native country. By working with Peter Gabriel on his Real World Label and on various Womad festivals he gained international prominence. He spent 20 years of his [...]

Dakini Drukmo Gyal- Vocals

Dakini Drukmo Gyal - Gesang Dakini Drukmo Gyal sings Mantras as well as traditional and modern songs and presents them in a musical performance in 6 different styles of Tibetan music. Dakini lived in a Ngakpa-family which dates back to six generation. She and her family belong to the “Old School” of the [...]

Ustad Hanif Khan – Tabla & Percussion

USTAD HANIF KHAN Ustad Hanif Khan With this encounter you get the opportunity to obtain the feeling and the knowledge of Music from 8 generations from the hand of one of the best musicians in India. HANIF was born in 1960 to a famous and traditional music family in Rajastan. Consequently, he studied [...]

Afra Mussawisade – Percussion

"Afra Mussawisade - Percussion The Cologne based Persian-born percussionist began to learn classical Persian drumming and later on studied Latin-American and South Indian rhythms. Today, he has mastered many different style approaches and combine these in his music. Afra often performs with formations such as Zuco 103, WDR Big Band, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Don Abi [...]

Abbos Kosimov – Percussion

Abbos Kosimov is known worldwide as a phenomena among international percussionists. His dynamic performances have made him wellknown around the world as a master of Doyra and ambassador of Uzbek culture. „Doyra is my life and I cannot live without it.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp3SUZgWhwQ&feature=youtu.be Abbos about Doyra: "The Uzbek culture and identity have deep roots in [...]

Bobo – Vocals

Bobo, known by the world success "Angel" by Rammstein, grew up in Saxony-Anhalt in one church family of musicians with hymns and songs of romance, before she discovered singer-songwriters, rock bands and her own passion for singing. Later she studied singing in Weimar and then she moved to Berlin, where she founded her band Bobo [...]

Dirko Juchem –flute

Dirko Juchem has initially learned the jazz flute from Emil Mangesldorff  and later he studied with Herb Geller at the Hamburg Music Academy. Concerts and CD productions were under among othes with Rolf Harris, Thomas Anders, Barbara Dennerlein, Harald Juhnke and at international level with Allan Taylor, Sara K. and world star Paul Anka. Besides [...]

Eric Peachey – percussion

Eric Peachey Eric Peachey is drummer and percussionist. His musical journey goes from R & B, blues, progressive rock, jazz, Impovisation, Latin, tabla and flamenco, where he absorbed the essence of musical styles.Since the 70s he has been working with well-known rock musicians such as Steve Hillage.

Jatinder Thakur – tabla

Jatinder Thakur - Master living in Vienna - is one of the best Indian tabla players in Europe. He has a name not only in the traditional role as companion of high level Indian soloists, but also in the Jazz / World Music section he has worked on many significant projects. Jatinder Thakur [...]

Javier Paxariño – saxophone, flute, among others

Javier Paxariño Javier Paxariño plays soprano saxophone, bass flute, bass clarinet, Turkish clarinet, shakuhachi and Ti-Tze. His music mixes folk sounds and rhythms from Spain, India, Turkey and China in his personal and creative way. Javier Paxariño was born in Grenada, but early he went to Malaga, where he completed his first musical [...]

Jorge Pardo – flute

In 2012 Jorge Pardo was awarded for his lifetime achievements by the Academia du Jazz - with the Prix du musicien europeen. More information here! Download picture (3 MB)

Kilema – Multi-Instrumentalist

Kilema is a charismatic performer, multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter. Born in Madagascar and immigrated through adoption to Andalusia, he is one of the most popular representatives of his native country. By working with Peter Gabriel on his Real World Label and on various Womad festivals he gained international prominence. He spent 20 years of his [...]

Kristian Terzic – keyboard

Keyboard Workshops with Kristian Terzic From 20.4. is Kristian Terzic again in our BOLA from Croatia  and  he offers lessons howto play the Keys: single or in small groups. Kristian Terzic Info & appointments for classes or workshops are  available at Rechungpa - Academy of Cultures NRW: 0234 5892040 Classes are held in [...]

Nantha Kumar – percussion

Nantha Kumar is the grandson of Mr. Retnam, a master of  music of South India. With 7 years he began studying music and  he was a natural talent in his country. Nantha Kumar He studied Indian percussion, he  expanded his knowledge of South and- North Indian percussion instruments - to instruments from all [...]

Nippy Noya – percussion, conga

Nippy Noya, who was born on February 27/1946 in Makassar, is an Indonesian percussionist and one of the most famous conga players in Europe. Nippy Noya 2009 © Holger Scholl, www.all-star-photos.de Nippy was born to the Japanese taiko drummer Fusao Nakato San on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. At the age of ten [...]

Pandit Sandip Bhattacharya – tabla

Pandit Sandip Bhattacharya Pandit Sandip Bhattacharya is one of the most experienced Indian musicians (tabla, vocals, composer) in Europe. As tabla master, he is known for his collaboration with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Lakshmi Shankar, Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjeeand. He  has become famous also outside India with Mari Boine (Norway), Mola Syla (Senegal), Eric Vloeimans, [...]

Praful – saxophone, flute

Praful Praful is a saxophonist and flutist, producer, charismatic performer and pioneer of the world music fusion. Graceful and passionate merges the German-Dutch musician -  Jazz, Soul, Dance, Indian and New Age fusion -  together. When he charmed  with his Sax - his flute calls us  to explore the soul or cheering us [...]

Rashmi V Bhatt – tabla

Rashmi V Bhatt grew up in the Indian Union Territory of Pondicherry. His environment was filled with the dance and theater Indian mountain music. So it was not surprising that he learned the art of playing tabla under the master Shri Torun. Rashmi V Bhat He played with the greats of this field [...]

Reno Steba – bass

The Arab world-class bass player, student of Jaco Pastorius and son of the famous trumpet player Oscar Steba, begins to play on the bass at the age of 12 years and he is interested in jazz music and improvisation at an early stage. His dream to come to Europe was fulfilled when he got in [...]

Ustad Hanif Khan – Tabla

Ustad Hanif Khan Ustad Hanif Khan is a highly regarded tabla master, who has regular concerts and gives lessons in Germany since his Europe Tour in 2012. With his brilliant rhythms and extraordinarily sensitive and melodious tabla sound he touches his listeners worldwide. Hanif was born in ca 1960 in one famous, traditional [...]

Yonga Sun – drums, percussion

Yonga Sun The half Korean Yonga Sun living in Netherlands is a master of the rhythm. In addition to drums and percussion Yonga also uses traditional tools and household items and with them he designes extraordinary soundscapes. The versatile musician acts in numerous projects and bands (Talking Cows, Franz von Chossy Quintet etc.) [...]