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Federspiel

Federspiel

Federspiel is a band on a mission to liberate Austrian folk music from its dusty image and give it a modern edge and a fresh start which appeals to all ages. In 2004 seven young musicians from Vienna and the Lower Austrian … read more »

Foli, Douba

Douba Foli, Bandfoto 2016 © Mike Ranz

With his latest bandproject Douba Foli the Austria-based balafon player Mamadou Diabate (Burkina Faso) unites professional musicians from Austria and West Africa. The brothers Abdoulaye and Modibo Diabate (Mali) are members of the band. As well as Mamadou Diabate they come from the … read more »

folkshilfe

Folkshilfe (c) Pertramer

FOLKSHILFE have long since ceased to be an insider tip in the German-speaking music scene. Since their Ö3 hits “Mir laungts” and “Hey Du”, their unmistakable style has become known in the most remote corners of Austria. Their successful run was highlighted … read more »

Global Groove LAB

Global Groove Lab, Bandfoto © Bernhard Mayr

On their debut album “I’m a Stranger”, the members of Global Groove Lab skillfully break all stylistic rules. Experimenting with sounds, rhythms, and harmonies in their lab and expressing different authentic cultural experiences, the musicians blend traditional with modern influences and grooves. … read more »

Golnar & Mahan

Golnar & Mahan (c) Ina Aydogan

Golnar & Mahan’s debut album “Derakht” (Lotus Records) is a musical experience that gently and beautifully transports you to another distant dimension. One in which Golnar &  Mahan  create world music of dignified beauty, one that captivates from the very first second. … read more »

Hubert von Goisern

Hubert von Goisern, Portraitfoto © Konrad Fersterer

Hubert von Goisern has been one of the Austrian music scenes most successful representatives for many years now. Not many Austrian artists have been able to remain at the top of the business as long as the ethno-musician from Salzburg. An unstillable … read more »

Jelena Popržan

Jelena Popržan (c) Wolf Dieter Grabner

About 10 years ago JELENA POPRŽAN started performing with the duo CATCH-POP STRING-STRONG, and built her international reputation as an imaginative arranger, expressive vocal artist and entertainer with comedic talent and political italian commitment further with the world-music quartet MADAME BAHEUX and … read more »

Klezmer Connection

The Klezmer Connection, Ensemblefoto © Klezmer Connection

Based in Salzburg, The Klezmer Connection, offers an exhilerant programme of Klezmer and Yiddish songs. The musicians combine traditional and modern formes of Klezmer. On a constant balancing act between joy of life, sadness and sensuality, virtuosic sound paintings emerge. The bandmembers of The Klezmer … read more »

Lauermann, Lukas

Lukas Lauermann, Portraitfoto © Andreas Jakwerth

One thing can be said about the musician Lukas Lauermann: he is one of the most versatile and busiest artists in Austria. Lauermann’s participation in previous projects is proof that he feels at home in a wide variety of musical surroundings. Whether … read more »

Madame Baheux

Madame Baheux (c) Igor Ripak

The quartet is musically open to all genres, which shows in both the repertoire and the artistic expression of this band: Rousing folk songs from Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia with innovative arrangements and their own clever compositions, combined with songs by  … read more »