DISCOVER THE PROGRAMME: 5 ACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

PUBLISHED FRIDAY 3.5.2019

ROSALÍA (ES)


Country: Spain

Genre: Flamenco pop

  • Rosalía has studied flamenco since she was young
  • She adds new chapters to the flamenco rule book
  • She has worked with Pharrell and J Balvin
  • She was accused of appropriation as she has no links to the flamenco culture
  • Fortunately, she doesn’t care

NANOOK (GL)


Country: Greenland

Genre: Melancholic rock

  • In Inuit religion, Nanook was the master of bears
  • This is a band of brothers
  • They sing in Greenlandic
  • You can join the Ice Golf World Championships in Greenland

KOFFEE AND THE RAGGAMUFFINS BAND (JM)



Country: Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

  • She earned her stage name for wanting coffee on a hot day
  • She’s made a tribute song to sprinter Usain Bolt
  • She’s 152 cm tall – but one of the biggest talents on the reggae scene
  • International coffee day is on 1 October

LIRAZ (IR)


Country: Iran

Genre: Persian pop

  • Liraz provides a voice for silenced Iranian women
  • She’s also an actress
    with one foot in Hollywood
  • She’s banned from visiting her home country of Iran

THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE (BZ)


Country: Belize

Genre: Garifuna grooves

  • Where is Belize on the map? Right here
  • Garifuna is a people
  • Their music is on UNESCO’s world heritage list
  • They use turtle shells as percussion
  • They will make you dance