Ntjam Rosie: French fusion at TEDxRotterdam

In 2008, 27-year-old Cameroon born Ntjam Rosie released the adventurous debut album Atouba, an ingenious mix of Western and African rhythms with World, Jazz and Soul. Since then she has further developed her singer-songwriter talent, now accentuating jazz and soul elements while still aiming for the same spirit of adventure…

Ozomatli + Josh Kun: at the edge of urban identity

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The motto of multi-racial Los Angeles band Ozomatli used to be “We take you around the world by taking you around L.A.” In a session hosted and narrated by scholar and author Josh Kun, the band will mix story and sound to explore the challenges and promises of musical identities…

Tresspassers William: bell under water

Some bands -musical connections really- endure through years of changes in the musical landscape around them. Matt Brown and Anna-Lynne Williams have had such a connection for well over a decade, from Southern California to Seattle, Washington. Tresspassers William brings us so called “shoegaze” music, where the dreamlike singing, but…