Konimusic produces world music: contemporary but traditional
We are a not-for-profit company incorporated in 2005, with a strong & specialist presence across the UK world music, folk & jazz sectors & internationally.
We’ve a successful track record in project fundraising, production, and management, and value the opportunities that partnership working & networking bring.
Konimusic provides a platform for performance, recording & broadcasting of traditional & popular international music (world music) in the UK, promoting & supporting the professional development of a diverse community of talented emerging artists, & brokering live peformance opportunities for them in the music mainstream and across our wider creative & cultural communities.
We have a big focus on putting women artists & bands centre-stage, and we keep connected with artists locally, regionally & nationally.
Our day to day activity ranges from negotiating performance opportunities & bookings for Konimusic artists with world music promoters, festival and events organisers, to curating world music programmes & series, producing tours & music videos, project-partnering in the academic sector, and maintaining the Koni record label.
focus on women
Stella Chiweshe (Germany/Zimbabwe) traditional mbira player, singer
Millie Chapanda (UK/Zimbabwe) traditional mbira player-singer, percussionist
Haymanot Tesfa (UK/Ethiopia) contemporary singer & krar- player Sarah Yaseen (UK/Kashmir) trad-contemp Sufi soul singer-songwriter
Iryna Muha (UK/Ukraine) East-European contemporary singer, songwriter, guitarist & hurdy-gurdy player
Mim Suleiman (UK/Zanzibar) contemporary-traditional electro-roots singer, ukelele
Renu (Berlin/UK/Bengal) electro-roots percussionist, producer, composer
Radiant Arcadia (Denmark/International) global roots all-women band
Noga Ritter (UK/Israel) Afro-jazz singer-songwriter, bandleader, workshops
Valentina Montoya Martinez (Scotland/Chile) Latin-American folk & tango singer
Kaitlin Ross (Scotland) traditional Gaelic singer, bandleader, collaborator
Brona McVittie (Ireland) electro-trad singer-songwriter & Celtic harpist
Mariachi Las Adelitas (Mex/Cuba/Colombia/UK) unique all women classic mariachi dance band
Unnati (UK/India) singer-songwriter of Indian classical, Sufi and bhajan soul-jazz music
artists & bands
Mina Mikhail Salama (UK/Egypt) traditional Coptic-Arabic singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist
Rafiki Jazz (UK/Africa/India/Middle East/S. America) global roots stars, five continents one groove
Kudaushe Matimba’s Harare (UK/Zimbabwe) contemporary-traditional marimba-led Zimbabwe dance band
Hassan Salih Nour (UK/Sudan) traditional singer, & tanbura (lyre) player
Awale Jant Band (UK/Senegal/France) Afrobeat & Senegal soul dance band
Kadialy Kouyate (UK/Senegal) modern griot, kora player, singer-songwriter
Aar Maanta (UK/Somalia) popular Somalian electro-folk singer
Arash Sabet (UK/Iran) popular Gilaki & Farsi folk singer-songwriter
Zee Guveya & Heritage Survival (UK/Zimbabwe) contemporary Zimbabwean guitar dance band
Hassan Erraji (UK/Morocco) singer, oud, violin player: traditional Berber roots meets jazz
Acacusine Danto Aya (UK/Tuareg) desert blues singer-guitarist
Calaita Flamenco Son (UK/Spain) traditional Flamenco ensemble led by Chico Pere & Glenn Sharp
Silk & Bamboo Quartet (UK/China) contemporary-traditional Chinese folk ensemble
Kasai Masai (UK/C&E Africa) Equatorial village guitar dance grooves
Ruhaani (UK/India/Pakistan) Sufi-folk & Indian classical trio
A not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered in England & Wales April 2005
Registered number 05440662,