Unique and soulful artists representing an array of intriguing sounds that hit the heart.
A breathtaking voice ready to be discovered - Tofa Jaxx is an emerging singer-songwriter and notable live performer from Tanzania. His smokey, unique and mysterious voice carries the musical genres RnB, Neo Soul, Jazz and Reggae perfectly. Tofa Jaxx’s honey-like, soulful, tenor combined with his honest, poetic lyrics feels like talking to an old friend or being wrapped up in your favourite blanket. In 2016 he was the opening act for Grammy Winning Artist Joss Stone at one of her “The Total World Tour” concerts in Zanzibar.
Agency: Delicious Tunes
Dona Rosa is a blind singer from Lisbon. She was discovered 20 years on the streets and has recorded 4 albums, did projects for TV and artists as The Bulgarian Voices and toured all continents.
Her unique voice is accompanied by portuguese guitar and accordion. The theme of her life is: "Close your eyes, in order to see better!"
Agency: Jaro Medien
Combining folk traditions with innovative songwriting, Mari Kalkun - a multiple award winner, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist - is one of the most forward-looking folk artists in Estonia today. Her lyrics - in Estonian and Võro language - delve into the relationship between humans and nature. “Mari’s singing is at the heart of things; joyous and lamenting by turns, but always poised and melodious.” (Neil Spencer • The Guardian).
Antti Paalanen creates his wild music on the simple accordions so familiar to Finnish folk music. Although inspired by tradition, Paalanen has nevertheless created a sound world all his own, where tradition gives way to trance-like minimalism, EDM influenced beats, influences of Siberian throat-singing and controlled and insightful use of modern sound technology.
Agency: Rockadillo Production Oy