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World On Your Street: The Global Music Challenge
Results: World Fusion
Dana Codorean BerciuDana Codorean Berciu - London: 'We're a bit like a ratatouille with all the flavours and herbs coming together to capture a feeling'
Rachel McLeodRachel McLeod - London: 'While there I also got involved with a fantastic quirky big eclectic band called Homelife who are also playing at this year's WOMAD.'
Roger WatsonRoger Watson - Bracknell, Berkshire: 'In 1999 I founded the group Boka Halat with Musa Mboob, (who's a former member of Ifang Bondi)'
Athena AndreadisAthena Andreadis - London: 'Once we start to play, it like we’re communicating a universal mystery'
Keith AngelKeith Angel - Doncaster, SouthYorkshire: 'I've since worked on albums with John Tams, Kate Rusby, Bill Jones and other singer-songwriter types.'
Paul MarshallPaul Marshall - Belfast: 'I took a leap of faith, resigned from my Civil Service post and now I'm a professional musician...'
Lino RochaLino Rocha, Edinburgh: 'I perform with a couple of salsa outfits including Salsa Celtica and occasionally with Rumba Caliente.’
The Wine CellarThe Wine Cellar, Woolwich: 'From world fusion to Egyptian belly dancing, via Irish ballads and Tanzanian singing comedy...’
SirishkumarSirishkumar, London: 'This year we had Spanish guitar, saxophone, clarinet and keyboards in a very jazzy style...’
The MenagerieThe Menagerie, Belfast - World fusion / Irish folk: '...a 'spit on the floor' dance bar with no frills, no advertising and no theme.'
Sandino'sSandino's Café-Bar, Derry - World fusion: '...literally a stone's throw away from what were once the most riot-torn streets in the British Isles'
Vicente Zahartos IsidroVicente Zahartos Isidro - percussion / guitar: 'I studied philosophy at a university in the Canaries but during Franco's repressive regime of the 70's'...
Aidan MulhollandAidan Mulholland - Irish folk / Spanish : '...I ended up playing with a country trash band called Ten Wheels for Jesus'
Tantric JazzTantric Jazz, Bristol - Jazz / World fusion: 'Elitism has been forfeited in favour of overflowing hospitality and a good old-fashioned welcome.'
The FishpondThe Fishpond, Matlock Baths - World fusion / blues / folk: '...Hendrix on bagpipes and Prego the well known national festival band.'
Sonti MndebeleSonti Mndebele, London: 'It was my dream to be a lead singer so I’d watch all the lead performers, especially Miriam Makeba and model myself on them’
Michel CeresoMichel Cereso, Ipswich: '...deep inside I think it's the same message we want to express - a celebration of life and community.’
Johnny KalsiDhol Drum
Hands on: Try our online percussion workshops. Learn the Punjabi dhol drum with Johnny Kalsi.





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