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Fatima Spar & The Freedom Fries

FATIMA (C) ChristophHuber

Despite their young career, FATIMA SPAR & THE FREEDOM FRIES can already look back at some impressive success. The Freedom Fries and their charismatic lead singer have turned their cultural and musical diversity into an inimitable style. One that is incredibly open … read more »



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 »

Felix Kramer

Felix Kramer © Phat Penguin Records

Felix Kramer is a Viennese songwriter. He is originating from Ottakring, a Viennese district known for its wine taverns (in German: “Heuriger”) and its brewery. He plays on the dark strings of life and sings heart-wrenching songs of heartbreak and abandonment. His … read more »


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 »

Golnar Shahyar

Golnar Shahyar is an Iranian/Canadian vocalist, bandleader, performer, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Vienna and Berlin. She is considered to be one of the most innovative and creative performers and songwriters of her generation, whose work is redefining the mainstream sonic identities … read more »

Hans Theessink

Hans Theessink (c) Lucy Lynn

If HANS THEESSINK were American, he would be one of those legends whose guitar playing would have influenced generations of musicians. Not that the born Dutchman does not influence people already, but for a European musician to gain worldwide recognition it requires … 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 »