Sergi Boal (1977) was born and lives in Barcelona. He developed his classical guitar studies with maestro Juan Mario Cuellar, with whom he developed his technique and interest in the guitar sounds of South America. Later he was taught flamenco guitar for 3 years with the master Juan Pedro Medina and also the instrument "Oud" with the Greek Yannis Papaianou.
Spellbinding multi-instrumental trio combine influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music. Each track is recorded in a different location and is both intricate and spare, evoking a diversity of landscapes, journeys and atmospheres. The group are:
In 2007 British guitarist and producer Justin Adams teamed up with Juldeh Camara, a Gambian griot and virtuoso on the one-stringed ritti fiddle, to record “Soul Science”, an album that deservedly won awards for its fusion of rock energy and traditional African influences. In 2009 it was followed by “Tell No Lies”. Their third album, "The Trance Sessions", was released in February 2010.
Toumast was founded in the 90's around Moussa Ag Keyna. In 1993, after years of combat and resistance, Moussa is severely wounded and evacuated to France, later joined by Aminatou Goumar. His encounter with composer, arranger and producer Dan Levy in Paris will be the starting point to the recording of the album.
Recorded by a group of adventurous Ethiopians and Nick Page, one half of the British group Temple Of Sound, Dub Colossus is a unique attempt to mix traditional East African music with the most experimental reggae sounds. Recorded first in Addis Ababa, it was completed in a two-week session at the Real World studios in Wiltshire, thanks to the involvement of the B&W Music Club.