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Neil Blumofe


    Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:45pm - 10:25pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    ATASH is a brotherhood of musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds. The band’s sheer diversity reminds us that we are all bearers of unique cultural traditions rooted in different geographical places. Yet the budding, cross-cultural language that Atash aids in creating through the blending of these unique traditions is the musical parallel to an important message. The music of Atash suggests our potential to transform boundaries into opportunities, to translate fields of discord and difference into sites of collaboration.

    Atash is not your typical world music band. While they do include...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Atash
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16227


Rattletree Marimba


M.A.K.U SoundSystem


Delhi 2 Dublin
    Thursday March 15, 2012 1:00am - 1:50am @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Hour Magazine wrote that “Delhi 2 Dublin is the United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”. They are a Vancouver based band that plays an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats. Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran, Andrew Kim and Ravi Binning along with touring musician Sara Fitzpatrick are diverse in both their backgrounds and musical influences. They have been together over five years and released four albums and an EP including its latest, Delhi 2 Dubland. The Delhi 2 Dublin crew is constantly touring. The musicians feel that they plug directly into the world’s music and energy. The strong word-of-mouth for their live performances has enabled them to build a loyal fan base. Originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. They have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands and 2012 will only see them enhancing that reputation.

    Hour Magazine wrote that “Delhi 2 Dublin is the United Nations...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Delhi2Dublin
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18726


Chief Boima


Spoek Mathambo


Spoek Mathambo


Sauti Sol
    Thursday March 15, 2012 9:30pm - 10:10pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Live music in the purest and most powerful sense of the word. A melting pot of songs with special Nairobi spice, that never fails to bring fans to their feet. Sauti Sol are a magnetic, magical experience to behold.
    These four young, passionate musicians launched their career in Kenya’s eclectic capital city, Nairobi, and over the past three years, have brought forth two albums, a European tour, television appearances and countless hours of media coverage. There’s no cultural stereotypes to be found here, merely a unique confidence and fuel for their gift of music. Sauti Sol offers an accessible and internationally appealing spin on world music. Their albums, Sol Filosofia (2011) and Mwanzo (2008), both of which were extremely successful on Kenyan charts and gained international attention, showcase content reflective of the choices, consequences and challenges that face Kenyan youth today.
    In March of 2011, Sauti Sol accepted an exclusive invitation to perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, marking their first American appearance. Celebrated by a host of bloggers, fans and fellow artists as the most entertaining and best dressed act at the festival, Sauti Sol is already invited to return in 2012.

    Live music in the purest and most powerful sense of the word...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #SautiSol
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15451


    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:30pm - 11:10pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Baloji rhymes in a intensely personal way about his life between the two poles of Belgium and Congo. He was born in Congo but grew up in Belgium. That complex identity has lead him to make some very rich music. The album Kinshasa Succursale, which will soon be released worldwide by Crammed Discs is a riot of pan-African and African diaspora sounds and styles barely contained by the basic idea of an acoustic/electric hip hop album. Recorded in Kinshasa, it includes collaborations with the finest musicians from Congo, including Konono No1 & Zaïko Langa Langa).

    Baloji rhymes in a intensely personal way about his life between...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Baloji
    Tags 21+, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15816




Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
    Friday March 16, 2012 12:30am - 1:50am @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)
    With the mighty new From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with his hybrid of Afrobeat touchstones and contemporary cues. As with his previous efforts, Seun heads up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father. The album follows Kuti’s critically praised debut, 2008’s Many Things, which was unanimously hailed for continuing Fela’s musical legacy. From Africa With Fury: Rise sees Kuti finding his own idiosyncratic voice as songwriter, singer, and band leader, its songs and sonic approach marked by provocative edge and mature self-assurance.

    With the mighty new From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #SeunKuti&Egypt80
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19351


Fim De Feira


Grupo Fantasma
    Friday March 16, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the United States in the last decade. In 2011 they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy (their second such nomination) for their self-produced release El Existential on Nat Geo Music which the Wall Street Journal called “Latin music both new and traditional…vibrant fusions that transcend easy classification.”

    Grupo Fantasma is a nine piece musical collective formed in 2000...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #GrupoFantasma
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18627


Canalón de Timbiquí
    Friday March 16, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)
    Canalón de Timbiquí honors the richness of its land. Its music is born in the mines, on the banks of the river, in the jungle and in the resistance of the blacks. The group is musicaly directed by the teacher Elizabeth (Licha) Sinisterra García and is made up of musicians and traditional singers ¨cantadoras¨ with etnical roots on afro-colombian heritage. They all come from a small town on the colombian Pacific Coast: Timbiquí. They interpret the colors and folklore of the colombian Pacific Coast. Its members recreate arrullos, myths and legends around Santa Bárbara, patron saint from their town. They play jugas, bambucos and bundes to honor the activities they do in their town: fishing, mining, agriculture. Canalon de Timbiqui plays traditional marimba, 2 bombos: golpeador and arrullador, two cununos: male and female, and the guasás that the traditional singers play rhythmically along with their choirs.

    Canalón de Timbiquí honors the richness of its land. Its music...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #CanalóndeTimbiquí
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18877



Hindi Zahra
    Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00am - 12:55am @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Music is the story of her life, a family affair. The story of a Berber girl born in Morocco. Her father was in the army and her mother a housewife. She grew up to the sound of divas - raï and châabi, like Cheikha Rimitti, and the great Egyptian Oum Khalsoum - between traditional Berber music and desert rock’n’roll, with the blues of the great Malian Ali Farka Touré and the sensual folk music of Ismaël Lo in the wings. Her first album was released by EMI France.

    Music is the story of her life, a family affair. The story of...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #HindiZahra
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18851



    Saturday March 17, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Roge represents the new generation of artists of the Brazilian Popular Music and his sound is the face of Brazil. He moves from bossa nova to samba and reggae, with the property of who composes for himself, proposing to create a fusion of all these rhythms and bringing forth a unique sound.
    He has released three solo works ("Rogê" in 2003, "Brasil em Brasa" in 2008 and "Fala Geral" in 2010), and over the years and the gaps between a disk and another sought differences and purity of each rhythm working at the intersection, the point at which the noise references intertwine and add to a pace that synthesizes, merging references. His music is so unique and appealing and stands out for its excellence sound, away from the mass culture industry.
    Roge also maintains a project with the group called ‘4 Cabeca’. They are four musicians / composers / singers who come together eventually in acoustic shows, only with guitars and voices. Formed by Luis Carlinhos, Baia, Gabriel Moura and Roge, this meeting of the musicians created a CD that was awarded the 2010 Brazilian Music Award, for best group of MPB.
    IN 2011 Roge took his music to the USA for the very first time. He was invited to play at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, where he had the chance to meet and play with other musicians (Bernie Williams was his special guest in the show) and also distribute his music – nowadays there are several radio stations all around the US playing ‘A Nega e o Malandro’, one of his musics.
    This year Roge is also recording a new album, full of Brazilian popular music and samba with swing, aside the great Brazilian musician and producer KASSIN. The album will be released in Brazil and in the USA in 2012.

    Roge represents the new generation of artists of the Brazilian...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Roge
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18650


Maria Volonte


Jarana Beat




    Sunday March 18, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Ancestros music group was created in 2002 in Cali, Colombia. It was founded by its own director Esteban Copete. Who inspired by the music airs from the Colombian Pacific Coast, invited eight more musicians with the same musical interests to unify their music knowledge getting as a result this innovative music proposal. At the same time, these musicians wanted to offer a tribute to our African ancestors for the music legacy they transmitted to humanity. It is because of this reason why the group adopted the name “Ancestros”.

    Ancestros music group was created in 2002 in Cali, Colombia...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Ancestros
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15812


Canteca de Macao
    Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00am - 1:50am @ Copa (217 Congress Ave)

    Canteca de Macao arised almost a decade ago because a combination of coincidences in Madrid. The connection with the audience was almost immediate in a city that, by that time, was under an interesting cultural phenomenon. Immigration, certain permissiveness with live music on the street or the close relationship of the band with the university, were the key factors that caused the breeding ground for their scope.
    After the first small concerts and the recording of their first demo (more than 500.000 downloads), the members of Canteca de Macao started to take the project seriously. Several record labels started to get interested in the band who, without a record in the market, was demonstrating its capacity of concentrate big audiences and were starting to stand out in festivals like Viñarock , in Spain or Rumbo a Caracas, in Venezuela.
    Canteca de Macao tiptoed into the musical industry. In one hand they needed their support to turn professionals and work fulltime for the band and in the other hand, they wanted to maintain some of the principles that led them to that point. The first one was is the free download of their music through their website. Under this premise, they signed a contract with Warner for the recording of their second record “Camino de la vida entera” (2007) and the license of their first self-produced record “Cachai?” (2004). During this period they tour extensively performing over 100 gigs that led them all around the Iberian Peninsula and to many events and festivals in many countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Jordan, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Morocco, New York, Costa Rica or Chicago.
    In 2007, the band had two nominations for the Music Awards: the first single of “Camino de la vida entera”, “Bellas”, was nominated in the best revelation author and Canteca de Macao received the nomination as best revelation artist.
    Three years later, in 2010, the second single of this record was chosen, “Contigo”, as one of the main tunes of the sound track of the film Habitación en Roma, directed by Julio Medem.
    In 2009 under the same record label they issued, “Agua pa´ la tierra”, a musically mature record that will experiment many important changes in the band. From one side, Danilo, the Chilean flute player who provided an unmistakable colour to the music of the band, decided to get back to Chile.
    One night they met Enriquito, a versatile trumpeter specialized in flamenco ‐jazz and they decided to bet for the change of the sound inviting him to be part of the band.
    So, 2011 has been a busy year full of expectations. In this context, the band has to face the recording of his fourth album and they decided to act according to their situation, betting for another change: they left Warner and they expose themselves to the support of their fans through a still unknown method in Spain: Crowdfunding.
    The record could only be released if the fans support the band through their economical contributions before recording it.
    After 40 days of efforts and media impact, Canteca de Macao were able to achieve their target some days before the predetermined period. Crowdfunding was successful and they start the recording of “Nunca es Tarde”, which includes a documentary that relates this adventure from the beginning.
    For many, “Nunca es tarde” is “the record”. A reflection of the maturity and the consolidation of their sound, hatched in such a special framework as themselves. 2012 will be the year in which they will see the return of a nonstop work that is still working with more energy than ever and which has already been supported by the fans and the media, in a tour that will lead them to play all over Spain and all over the world, having engaged gigs in places like Belgium, Holland, New York, Texas or Chicago.

    Canteca de Macao arised almost a decade ago because a combination...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #CantecadeMacao
    Tags 21+, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16193


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