SEASON EIGHT (2017/18)
SAZ'ISO - Albania
Saz’iso are masters of Saze - a polyphonic music that hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania. This hand-picked ensemble, co-produced by the legendary Joe Boyd, comprises some of the finest performers of this mesmerizing style.

Saz’iso toured in November 2017, appearing at RWCMD (Cardiff), Pontio (Bangor), LSO St Lukes (London), The Stables (Milton Keynes), Junction Cambridge, NCEM (York), Sheffield University, LPAC (Lincoln), Sage Gateshead and Colston Hall (Bristol).
CHOUK BWA - Haiti
Chouk Bwa are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble who bring together the essence of Haitian Vodou. 

The group toured in February 2018, appearing at RWCMD (Cardiff), Pontio (Bangor), Rich Mix (London), The Stables (Milton Keynes), Junction Cambridge, NCEM (York), Sheffield University, The Apex (Bury St Edmunds), Colston Hall (Bristol), LPAC (Lincoln) and Sage Gateshead.
TOKO TELO - Madagascar
A dazzling all-star trio from the unique and exceptionally rich musical island of Madagascar, Toko Telo features the soulful vocals of Monika Njava and stunning guitar tapestry from D’Gary and Joël Rabesolo

The trio toured in April 2018, appearing at Pontio (Bangor), LSO St Lukes (London), The Stables (Milton Keynes), Junction Cambridge, NCEM (York), Sheffield University, LPAC (Lincoln), Sage Gateshead and Colston Hall (Bristol).
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