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Ivan Snegur – guitar

Ivan Snegur from Kazakhstan has been living in Germany since 2003, studied guitar at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working with various groups in NRW ever since.

Afshin Ghavami – flamenco guitar

Afshin Ghavami is of Iranian origin and he is estimated as a virtuosic and sensitive flamenco guitarist. Afshin began his flamenco guitar training by Armin baker. Then he accompanied various Flamenco dancers. Afshin Ghavami Afshin Ghavami After studying classical guitar and jazz, he founded Afshin Ghavami Group, which played mainly his Latin jazz [...]

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.” Abbos about Doyra: "The Uzbek culture and identity have deep roots in [...]

Andreas Heuser – guitars, violin

Andreas Heuser is an autodidact. After his years as a beginner followed a classical and jazz guitar studies and many years of practical work with non-european (especially oriental) music. These stations are the most important of his musical career that have shaped both - his compositions and his playing technique. He is a unique composer, [...]

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 [...]

Antje Vetter – violin

Through her continued commitment in various ensembles and her degrees in music pedagogy (Folkwang) and jazz violin (Arnhem) Antje Vetter has earned since than an outstanding experience. Her unmistakable style is defined by the combination of classic and modern, both in her arrangements as well as in her free improvisations. Antje Vetter © C. [...]

Benjamin Stein – Persian instruments

Benjamin Stein has learned several instruments self-educated in his childhood, he played in bands CMEP and Fara Toga Man, but he has increasingly turned to Eastern European and Middle Eastern musical traditions and began to learn Santur, Tar, Oud, Robab, Dotar, Tambur and accordion. Benjamin Stein In recent years he enriched the interaction [...]

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 [...]

Daniel Düring (guitar)

Daniel Düring has been active for many years in the music scene of the Ruhr. Stylistically he moves between rock, jazz and Global Pop. In his appearances to the instrumental project "Guitar Comics" the sound spectrum of acoustic and electric guitar is enhanced by live recorded loops and guitar synthesizer sounds. The accompanying album has [...]

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 [...]

Edmund Held – trumpet

Edmund Held was born in Russia, where he grew up in a musical family. Since 1992 he lives in Germany. He studied classical trumpet at the Folkwang University in Essen and played in numerous orchestras in Germany. But the jazz music caught his attention and soon became a new passion. Edmund Held Through [...]

Fethi Ak – Virtuosic Percussion

Fethi Ak, who was born in Germany, started to play at Turkish weddings on darbuka when he was a child. Meanwhile, he is one of the most virtuosic darbuka players in Germany and he is a very required musician in the Turkish, Kurdish and world music scene for studio recording and live performance. Fethi [...]

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)

Jens Pollheide – flute, bass

By almost everything what has to do with world music and mixing of various forms of improvisation, is Jens Pollheide a welcome musician in the Ruhr region - as a flutist or bassist. Jens Pollheide - Bass und Flöten He toured for years with the world music legend EMBRYO through the country, and [...]

Jho Kaufmann – piano, accordion

Jho Kaufmann Jho Kaufmann is a pianist and accordionist. After classical education in Darmstadt (main subject - bassoon, piano and counterpoint/composition), he worked as a bassoonist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1970, Kaufmann worked with Ingo Werner at electronic music projects. Then he worked as ballet accompanist at the Frankfurt Opera and [...]

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 [...]

Jim Galakti – trumpet

Although the Russian trumpet player and composer first proposed initially a classical direction during his military service and later at the music academy in Kiev, he was more and more influenced by Jazz music. It’s a Jazz, which inspires Laktionov from the bigger part, a direction that he processed with deep sound spectrum and dimensional [...]

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 [...]

Kioomars Musayyebi – santoor

Kioomars Musayyebi was born on 01/17/1977 in Tehran. With 7 years he started playing santoor and studied with masters Faramarz Payvar. Later, he studied music at the University in Iran. Kioomars Musayyebi Today he is a composer, he makes music for film, he plays world and oriental music as a solo musician and [...]

Bahar Narenj (Iran, DE)

The music group Bahar Narenj plays classical and traditional music of the different regions and people of Iran. Helen Parchami since the age of eight plays the violin and has worked with several Iranian orchestras and small ensembles. She has been teaching for twelve years. She played with the Heinrich Schnitzler Orchestra and currently, among [...]

Antony Franz – dance

Antony Francis- dance Antony Franz was born in 1992. Since the age of eight he has been dancing Hip Hop. Moreover he trained since the age of 17 independently in Hip Hop formations and regularly takes part in competitions with a success. Dance is his passion and for this reason (since 2013) he [...]

Farfarello (Mani Neumann & Band)

Farfarello: Mani Neumann, known as the "Devil's Violinist", plays violin and flute. For 25 years, he plays in the known jazz band Farfarello at home and abroad. In their compositions they combine Farfarello folklore, classical music and pop. Their concerts are an extraordinary sound experience. Farfarello At the moment Mani Neumann and Uli [...]

Markus Gerlach – drummer, percussionist

Markus Gerlach - drummer and a percussionist and working in this field at a professional level for many years. Markus Gerlach From Latin styles, rock, techno / breakbeat / drum & bass / Electro to exotic Drum stylistics: He is stylistically at home everywhere and his sense of rhythm and the ability to [...]

Camila Scholtbach – dance

Camila Scholtbach The German-Chilean dancer studied for three years at a ballet school in Santiago before she graduated in "Dance and Performance" and in the “Science of Physical activity" at the Universidad de Chile. This was followed by other activities as a lecturer of the Floor technique, fitness and dance in Chile and [...]

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, Nippy was born to the Japanese taiko drummer Fusao Nakato San on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. At the age of ten [...]


The quartet "Kaleidoskop" proposes a wide musical spectrum. Starting from the modern jazz bassist Alex Morsey , percussionist Fethi Ak, guitarist Christian Hammer and saxophonist Dimitrij Markitantov - they look towards Eastern and Southeastern Europe through the Middle East. Alex Morsey and Christian Hammer have been playing together  for some years now in various band [...]

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, [...]

Cheryl Friedrich – Dance

Cheryl Friedrich (1995) graduated from an advanced dance education at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden, before she was accepted to the Folkwang University of Arts to study dance. She focused on modern and classical dance, as well as subjects such as improvisation, folk dance and flamenco were not forgotten. In addition, since the beginning of the year [...]