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  • [Video] ROOTS UNITED - KIDI BAND (UNITED STATES) II

    Kidi Band plays grooves to make you dance and melodies to make you sing. Polyrhythms, tight harmonies, African-influenced and spiced to perfection. Members of Kidi Band include Steven Van Betten, Cari Stevens, Linnea Sablosky and Cooper Wolken.

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  • [Video] WWD ROOTS UNITED - DUCHICELA (ECUADOR) II

    Duchicela was founded in 1980 in Cacha, Ecuador and incorporated as a cultural organization to preserve and promote the music of the Andes Mountain region of South America. The group’s members are descendents of the indigenous peoples who have inhabited the area since pre-historic times. Duchicela’s repertoire is a delightful blend of both traditional Andean folk music and popular contemporary works played on traditional Andean instruments...

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  • [Video] WWD ROOTS UNITED - PRIMERO SUEÑO (UNITED STATES) II

    Named after the famous poem by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Primero Sueño is an ensemble fusing diverse folk grooves with lush harmonies and strings. Their music is inspired by resilience, dreams, and nature, with an underlying vision of music’s ability to empower.

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  • [Video] ROOTS UNITED - ETHNO FOLK ENSEMBLE - TURAN (KAZAKHSTAN) I & II

    The folklore-ethnographic ensemble “Turan” was organized at the initiative of its members - students of Kazakh National Consevatory named after Kurmangazy in 2008. The basis of the idea of “Turan” was the desire to recreate the sound of old archaic supplies, to find new ways, works and forms in the performance of moderns. Starting from 2008, they give concert tour in France, Israel, Turkey, Germany, South Korea, USA, etc. Members of group are Maksat Medeubek, Yerzhigit Aliyev, Serik Nurmoldaev, Abzal Arykbaev, Baurzhan Bekmuhanbetov, who play instruments like sybyzgy, shankobyz, sazsyrnai, sherter. Abzal Arykbaev also knows the oldest artificial traditional throat singing.

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