Carmelo Siciliano

Carmelo Siciliano was born in Catania, Sicily in 1980. From a young age, he dedicated himself to his two great loves: Greece and music. In 2003, he received his classical guitar diploma with the highest honors and so he occupied himself with studying Greek music and culture, and traditional Greek musical instruments in a unique way. Thanks to the longs periods he lived in Greece he enriched his knowledge of the theory of traditional Greek music and repertoire, but mostly of traditional musical instruments: oud, laouto, lavta bouzouki, mandolin. In 2016, he founded in Italy the cultural organization “Filellenia – Center of Studies, Recording and Formatting of Greek Music, Dances and Traditions.He now lives between Italy and Greece and is developing an intense activity in spreading the greek culture and music, through seminars, the management of several websites and through cultural meetings organized by universities and cultural associations.

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Luiz Murá

Luiz Murá

With a huge fascination for bossa nova, improvisation, jazz and tradional music, Luiz Murá seeks to connect Brazil with other melodies and rhythms around the world. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Luiz was always close to a musical atmosphere. Listening to samba in the bars...

Ernesto Vargas Aguila

Ernesto Vargas Aguila

Mexican bass and double bass player with origins also from Nicaragua, grew up with the mexican culture and music, started his music studies at the age of 14, assisted to ESM in Mexico, AMSM in Paris, and since 2004 lives in Barcelona where he has developed his career...

Katrīna Dimanta

Katrīna Dimanta

KATRĪNA DIMANTA a musician with a great voice, accompanies herself with several musical instruments. In 2014 she was a part of group that represented Latvia in Eurovision. Currently working on her first solo album, mostly working in folk music scene, also has had some...

Marieke Van Ransbeeck

Marieke Van Ransbeeck

Marieke Van Ransbeeck has roots in the Belgian folk music scene as a musician, music pedagogue and organiser. She began playing the bagpipe at the age of eight in Gooik, Flanders, with her teacher Jean-Pierre Van Hees. Passing through Ethno Flanders as a teenager she...

Signe Kierkgaard Schmidt

Signe Kierkgaard Schmidt

Signe Kierkgaard Schmidt is a 21 year old violinist from Fuenen, Denmark. Her interest in folkmusic began as a child, where traditional music and dancing was a regular part of family gatherings.

Deborah Perri

Deborah Perri

Calabrian cellist and multi-instrumentalist, graduated at the conservatory of Cosenza, playing different genres, inclunding classical music. From 2015 Deborah is a member of The Muses of the Mediterranean Sea as cellist, guitarist, singer and percussionist. With her...

Benjamin Bech

Benjamin Bech

My name is Benjamin Bech and I from Denmark. Born into a family, who have been part of the organisation for traditional dancing in Denmark for several generations, traditional Danish folk music was a natural part of my childhood. I have a wide musical background,...

Guus Herremans

Guus Herremans

Guus Herremans starts his musical studies at the age of 7 with Wilfrid Moonen. He qualifies himself in the diatonic accordion for folk music and on the piano for classical music. A few years later, he will be the first diatonic player to enter the prestigeous school...

Ilze Fārte

Ilze Fārte

Ilze Fārte is a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and traveler from Riga, Latvia, writing and performing in various genres including folk, blues, rockabilly, traditional latvian and popular music. She has performed in various places around Europe and also in...

Krisztián Almási

Krisztián Almási

Krisztián Almási (Kecskemét, Hungary) / drums and percussions I started to play the drum when I was 15 mostly influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Nirvana and NoMeansNo. I was listening to rock, jazz, punk and experimental records all day and watching „120 Minutes”...