SEASON ONE (2010/11)
GRUPO LOKITO  - DR Congo / UK
GRUPO LOKITO - DR Congo / UK

Cuban Rumba was a hot trend in 1950s Congo. Grupo Lokito re-connects Latin and Congolese music in an exuberant explosion of sound. Grupo Lokito toured in May 2010, appearing at The Theatre (Chipping Norton), Union Chapel, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, The Brewery (Kendal), Band on The Wall (Manchester), mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), NCEM (York), South Street (Reading), St George's (Bristol), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

AHMED DICKINSON  - Cuba
AHMED DICKINSON - Cuba

Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas was born in Havana, Cuba. A virtuoso guitarist, his repertoire mainly covers works by Cuban composers. Ahmed's tour took place in Nov/Dec 2010, appearing at Oxford North Wall, Union Chapel, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, The Brewery (Kendal), Band on The Wall (Manchester), mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), NCEM (York), South Street (Reading), St George's (Bristol), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

LE TRIO JOUBRAN - Palestine
LE TRIO JOUBRAN - Palestine

Le Trio Joubran are the sons of a Palestinian master luthier, who is the son of a master luthier… a family steeped in the 4,000-year history of the oud. The trio toured in Sep/Oct 2010, appearing at Oxford North Wall, Union Chapel, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, The Brewery (Kendal), Band on The Wall (Manchester), mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), NCEM (York), South Street (Reading), St George's (Bristol), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

LO COR DE LA PLANA - France
LO COR DE LA PLANA - France

Lo Còr de la Plana hail from Marseille. The group explores their Occitan musical heritage in a new way, breaking the restrictions of traditional song. The group toured in February 2011, appearing at Oxford North Wall, Union Chapel, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, The Brewery (Kendal), Band on The Wall (Manchester), mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), NCEM (York), South Street (Reading), St George's (Bristol), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.