Participants of the festival 2017

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Meshk Ensemble

Country : Turkey
Performing together under guidance of Dr. Timucin Cevikoglu since 1998, the group recently adopted the name "Meshk Ensemble". "Meshk" is the traditional method of training in high ...
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The Limbrant Folk Music Ensemble

Country : Belgium
The Limbrant ensemble was founded out of a small core of musicians and took shape from 2003 onwards. At present, the ensemble exists of six musicians. The group has specialized in the traditional Flem...
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Uljan Baybusynova

Country : Kazakhstan
Uljan Baybusynova Malikaydarovna is a renowned jirshy - performer of epic tales in Kazakhstan and the Candidate of Philological Sciences also, Honored artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She is...
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Cobario

Country : Austria
The award-winning instrumental trio Cobario from Vienna, Austria, has already toured half the globe enchanting their audience with two guitars and a violin wherever they perform. The well-travelled...
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Nantiscia

Country : Italy
The group made up of Annalisa Messina, voice, Ferdinando Ghidelli, guitar and pedal steel, Peppe Vertaldi, drums, Ubaldo Tartaglione, guitar and mandolin, Donato Tartaglione, bass, (in live gigs plus:...
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DGANIT DADDO

Country : Israel
Israeli Singer Dganit Daddo, an experienced international Singer & Actress. Dganit Played in the national Theatre of Israel - "Habima" More than 200 shows in the  hit musical &ls...
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RUCHIRA PANDA

Country : India
RUCHIRA PANDA, from Kolkata, India, is the current torch-bearer of the Kotali Gharana, a lineage of masters of Indian Classical Music. She is a solo vocalist and composer who perform ...
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Muras

Country : Kyrgyzstan
The name of the ensemble is "Muras", it means "heritage". Ensemble consists of many musicians Sherkul Sherik uulu, Temirlan Sovetovich, Emilbek Ishenbek uulu and Aysana Omorova in ...
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KANTA dAb dAb

Country : Nepal
KANTA dAb dAb is a sitar, bass and percussions trio from Nepal. KANTA dAb dAb music draws its inspiration from the three musicians’ eclectic experiences blending ethnic, traditional, Nepalese...
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ENISHI

Country : Japan
Formed in 2010, Enishi comprises musicians from across the field of Japanese traditional music. Each member of the group is a leading figure on his or her own instrument, but each shares a desire to o...
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CHINESE OPERA ORCHESTRA OF SHANGHAI

Country : China
Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai was founded in 2010. It is a traditional orchestra which focused on the traditional Chinese opera music works. The Orchestra’s aim is to inherit, innovate, de...
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PALVAN HAMIDOV

Country : Turkmenistan
Palvan Hamidov was born in 1974.When he was five, he was interested in dutar and singing. His father and renowned teachers: the honored artist of Turkmenistan Anna Annamuradov and the honored bakshi o...
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KALYNA

Country : Ukraine
The Ukrainian "Kalyna" folklore ethnographic ensemble was founded in 1981. Promoting and reestablishing traditional rituals, saving Ukrainian folk music, songs and dances are the main purpos...
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ZULYA and THE CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND

Country : Australia
Multi award-winning Zulya Kamalova is a multifaceted artist as well as the leading proponent of original Tatar music in Australia and the world. Alone and together with her band, The ...
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Safar Ensemble

Country : Afghanistan
Safar ensemble is founded by the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and the members of this ensemble consist of the Afghan master musicians of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. ...
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MASA-Duo

Country : Finland
This  band was  founded  in 2014’  Forget  the trombone  of judgment  and  enjoy  this  declaration  of merciful  love.  Let ...
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Goseong Folk-song Preservation Foundation

Country : South Korea
Goseong Folk-song was designated as the National intangible cultural Heritage and about 50 members are passing down the sound and the play with the Nongak instruments accompaniment. The play of the Go...
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Żegocina

Country : Poland
„Kapela Ludowa z Żegocina” – folk band was founded in 2005 and operates in Cultural Centre in Żegocin, area of Wielkopolskie province, Pleszew district and Czermin d...
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CHOTA MADRE

Country : Ecuador
CHOTA MADRE is a cultural movement whose main purpose is to diffuse and broadcast Ecuadorian music through Bomba genre originally from El Valle del Chota. El Chota is the motherland of the musical rhy...
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Sahib Pashazade

Country : Azerbaijan
He is a laureate of a number of Republic and International Competitions: “Green Leave 1996” Republic Radio Competition – 1st place; “Sadiqcan-150” I Republic Competition,...
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INO ENSEMBLE

Country : Indonesia
INO Ensemble is the smallest version of Indonesian National Orchestra (INO). INO was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing a platform for intenational music exchange based on highly diverse indig...
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Awen Celtica

Country : United Kingdom
Awen Celtica, from Wales, UK, was formed when a group of musicians came together for a Canadian tour in 2016. Siân James, lead singer, is the most celebrated and modern of traditional singers...
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ENTOPIA

Country : Greece
The Greek traditional music ensemble “ENTOPIA” is a recently formed group, based on two multinstrumentalist musicians\: Lefteri Mantzioukas and Tasos Staveris.   Μain purpose ...
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GINA CHAVEZ

Country : USA
Gina Chavez is a bilingual Latin-folk singer/songwriter who blend the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her latest independent release, Up.Rooted, is a passionate co...
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MALAYSIAN TRADITIONAL ORCHESTRA

Country : Malaysia
Malay folklore refers to a series of knowledge, traditions and taboos that have been passed down through many generations in oral, written and symbolic forms among the indigenous populations of&n...
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La Banda Morisca

Country : Spain
During the 13th and 15th century The Moorish Band (La Banda Morisca) was the changing border that separated the Nasrid Arab-Andalusian Kingdom of Granada from the Crown of Aragon and Castile. Within t...
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NAGHSH Ensemble

Country : Iran
This group was founded in November 2010. The goal of Naghsh group is to perform record and promote the traditional form of “Dastgah” music incorporating methods that have long been used by...
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Razdolye

Country : Russia
The ensemble of folk instruments "Razdolye" of Razumensky Central Committee named after. I.D Eliseeva was awarded the title of "People’s Collective" in 2006. During ten year ...
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Saugės

Country : Lithuania
“Saugės” is a duet of ethnomusicologists Loreta Sungailienė and Audronė Vakarinienė from Vilnius. They perform archaic monophonic and polyphonic work, wedding, youth, love, family and gath...
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SPRING TRADITIONAL BAND

Country : Vietnam
The band consists of 5 musicians specializing in traditional Vietnamese music from the prestigious Viet Nam National Academy of Music in Ha Noi. Members of the band has entertained audience throughout...
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Reinhardt Reissner

Country : Germany
With music on all continents! “Music is in the air”, when Reinhardt Reissner stands on stage. With his music he fills everyone with good mood and he wants to build bridges between count...
Participating countries
Winners

11th IMF "Sharq Taronalari" - 2017

Sahib Pashazade

Azerbaijan