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R.Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, author, archivist, musicologist, (Northern Ireland) U.S.A.

Parisa Badiyi, musician, Iran / The Netherlands / Germany.

Rahmatolláh Badiyi, musician (primarily the violin), Iran / The Netherlands.

Roya Bauman, singer, musician, U.S.A.

Payam Beint, painter + musician, U.K.

Paul Bennett singer, Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Suzanne Brindamour, singer, songwriter, musician, U.S.A.

Stefan Brown, singer / songwriter, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Jean Claude Boudreau, singer/songwriter, musician, Canada.

Arkadij Bourkhanov, early music, lute, teaches music at the Novosibirsk Conservatory, Russia.

Angela Campbell, singer, songwriter, musician, Belgium.

Dario Cardoso, singer / guitarist / songwriter, Argentina / Chile.

Margaret Carloa, singer, musician, U.K.

Bob Charnes, musician, U.S.A.

Congo Music, musicians and singers from the Congo.

Henri Cross, songwriter, musician, U.S.A.

Patrick Crowley, Irish music, (Ireland) Poland.

Marcia Day, manager in the entertainment industry, U.S.A.

Mary Davis, singer, songwriter, U.S.A.

Praying for the Rain: Dominic DeCicco, Vincenzo DeCicco, and other musicians, U.K.

Malcolm Dedman, composition, piano, U.K. / Northern Cape, South Africa.

David Dely, percussionist, Colombia / Hungary.

Istvan Dely, drummer / percussion, Afri-caribbean/traditional/crossover music, Hungary / Colombia.

Leonor Dely, singer, songwriter, Colombia.

Shangó Dely, drummer, percussionist, Colombia.

Andrzej Dudek-Durer, musician (sitar and synthesizer), performance artist, Poland.

Javier Duhart, architect, musician, Chile.

Michael Eissinger radio journalism (manages the Bahá´í web radio station, radioNUR), U.S.A.

Arsham Evoghli, composer, musician, Spain

Edel' Eyperu, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Uganda.

Farzad, violinist, U.S.A.

Elena Frolova, singer, musician, Russia.

Gina and Russ Garcia, musicians, singing, composing, directing, teaching, New Zealand.

Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpet, U.S.A.

Bruce Grover, singer/songwriter, musician, U.S.A.

Nancy Lee Harper, pianist, Portugal.

Nancy Harris, entertainment agent, musician, U.S.A.

Jane (Sadler) Helbo, musician, wind instrument repairer, Poland / Denmark.

LuAnne Hightower, singer, drummer, U.S.A.

Grant Hindin Miller, singer, songwriter, script writer, New Zealand / Aotearoa.

Bart Hoen musician, French Guiana.

Styve Homnick, musician, performance/film/theatre, U.S.A.

Sandy Hoover, producer, vocalist, and member of the band, Lunar Drive, U.K. & U.S.A.

Styve Homnick, musician, performance/film/theatre, U.S.A.

Orlando Hunter, singer, composer, U.S.A.

Murk Jiskoot, percussionist, The Netherlands.

Lowell Johnson, radio DJ, author, South Africa.

Justice Leeg, rap, U.S.A.

Suzy K, singer / songwriter, dance music, U.S.A.

Bijan Khadem - Missagh, violinist, Austria.

Steven King, guitarist, U.S.A.

Michael Knopf, musician, composer, Australia.

Ben Koen, musician, composer, saxophone, wind instruments, reviewer (music), U.S.A.

Helen Kontos, musician, music manager, Greece.

Conrad Lambert, singer, musician, U.K.

Mark Laurent, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Richard Leigh, composer, U.K.

Andrej Lessovichenko, musicologist, Russia.

Susan Lewis Wright, singer/songwriter, music, arts organizer, U.S.A.

Kevin Locke / Tokeya Inajin, Native American Indian dance / music, U.S.A.

Elaine Merrill Losey, singing, stain glass, South Korea / U.S.A.

Larry Magee, singer, songwriter, musician, U.S.A.

Elika Mahony, musician, singer, composer, P.R. China.

Jeremy Martin singer, songwriter, musician, New Zealand.

Vahid Matejko, composer, arranger, pianist, Germany.

Peter Mazal, guitarist, singer, Austria / Slovakia.

Vargha Mazlum, singer, songwriter, musician, member of the group: Light in the Darkness, Italy.

Venancio Mbande, timbula musician, composer, Mozambique / South Africa.

Alan McKay, guitarist, lyricist, architect, Shetland Islands, U.K.

Chris Miller, musician, Guyana.

Millero Congo, percussion, flute, guitar, voice, Afri-caribbean/traditional/crossover music, Colombia.

Krzysztof Muszzynski, guitarist, songwriter, Poland.

Nadieh, singer, songwriter, musician, The Netherlands.

Tahereh Najmi, Persian singer, U.S.A.

New Vision - rap duo, Vahid Masrour and Kioumars Balazadeh, living in Chile.

AnKi Nilsson, pianist, photographer, The Faroe Islands.

Mark Ochu, concert pianist, lecturer on music, U.S.A.

Kwame Okyere-Boateng, musician, writer, Ghana / South Africa

Karen Oleson, singing, voice training, U.S.A.

Sean O'Rourke, musician, graphic artist, Scotland, U.K.

Craig Owens & the Bodo Ensemble, jazz, U.S.A.

Tom Price, composer, choir director, U.S.A.

Praying for the Rain: Dominic DeCicco, Vincenzo DeCicco, and other musicians, U.K.

KC Porter, songwriter, music producer, U.S.A.

Jan Quik, musician, Suriname

Marty, Wendy & Caitlin Quinn, music, choreography, dance, U.S.A.

Miroslaw Rajkowski, performance artist, overtone singing, Poland.

Steve Ransome, musician, composer, producer and arranger, Scotland - U.K.

Julie Redson-Smith, singer, U.S.A.

Margun Risa, singer, Norway

Mike Robles, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Costa Rica.

Bev and Mike Rogers, singers, musicians, U.S.A.

Chris Ruhe, singer, songwriter, U.S.A.

Seung Ki Kim, composition, arrangement, guitar, South Korea

Jan Schaper, saxophonist, Finland.

Sylvia Schulman Benatar, pianist, South Africa.

Doug Shaffer, singer/songwriter, musician, U.S.A.

Lindsey Shields, singer/songwriter, musician, New Zealand

Eugene Smith, singer/songwriter, musician, Canada.

Geoff and Michaela Smith, singer/songwriters, musicians, U.K.

Jean South, composer, pianist, Luxembourg.

Spirit Village, folk/new age-like mix, Canada.

Carolyn Sparey-Gillies, musician, composer, reviewer, U.K.

Egle' Surkyte', singer, dancer, Lithuania.

Tierney Sutton, vocalist, jazz singer, U.S.A.

Sombol Taefi, singer, New Zealand

Kathy Tahiri, singer, choir director, U.S.A.

Ryan Telfer, musician, Canada

Peter Terry, singer of classical music, U.S.A.

Thidrin, world music band, (Morocco) The Netherlands

Castadarrow Thompkins, singer, U.S.A.

Lasse Thoresen, composer, Norway

Kevin Tilbury, musician, northrumbrian pipes, Eastern music, Lithuania / U.K.

Mahinarangi Tocker, singer / songwriter, and poet, Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Ludwig Tuman, musician, U.S.A.

Tim Urbonya, singer, guitarist, children's songs, U.S.A.

Lilia Valitova, composer, musician, Russia.

Hugo van Bolhuis, musician, The Netherlands.

Alison Vardy, harpist, Canada.

Pejman Varghai, rap musician, (Bulgaria) U.K.

Michel Verheecke, singer / songwriter, poet, guitarist, Belgium. Vlams

Angela Wood, singer/songwriter, musician, U.K.

Jerry York, musician, songwriter, U.S.A.

Mary Zemke, choir singer, reviewer, New Zealand.


external LINKS:

  • Joyful Noise: A website about some Bahá´ís into music.

  • RadioNUR: web radio station with music by Bahá´ís, plus links to their websites.
  • The best of RadioNUR CD compilations. This page has sound clips of all the artists on the CDs.
  • WOMAD: world of music and dance.
  • Whi music projects Links to improvisational music sites, the site itself has some sound clips in real and mp3 format.
  • The Endangered Music Project through digital technology - is helping preserve and disperse to a global audience vast repositories of original ethnographic recordings.
  • Sounds Eclectic - web radio archive of new music, hosted by Nic Harcourt in Santa Monica, U.S.A.
  • Flying Piglets - New Zealand: organizes music events / tours.
  • Listen to BBC folk and acoustic music
  • Celtic Music: original, traditional and modern jijs, reels and hornpipes written in Midi by penny whistler Chas Fowler as well as fingering directions for several wind instruments and book resources.
  • San Diego-based internet station: broadcasts a broad mix of cultural, ethnic, bluegrass, celtic, jazz, etc.
  • www.hober.com A Hober Band is when musicians meet up with their instrument and just play their stuff
  • www.wumb.org: broadcasts folk and related music styles online, all day, everyday. WinAmp or MacCast required.
  • www.destinationmusic.co.uk Music projects organized by UK Bahá´í, Laurence Beard.
  • Music Mating -a world-wide meeting-place for Venues, Bands, and other relevant stakeholders of the live entertainment business. You can register your music, etc.
  • www.holyhiphop.com
  • www.gospelmusic.com
  • www.grapetreerecords.com
  • www.gospelrap.homestead.com
  • Electronic Music Forum New concepts of sound, musical composition, performance, and listening have pushed the boundaries of creativity far beyond prior art. Our mission is one of outreach and support. Our goals are to make known the work of the pioneers, to support those who are working now, and to foster public access to the expressive potential of electronic technology.
    This site, as a center for information on electronic music, is a first step in the formation of The EMF Institute.
  • STEIM -Centre for Research & Development of instruments & tools for performers in the electronic performance arts, Amsterdam.
    Laboratory, Workshop, International meeting place, Artist hotel, Production office, Live electro acoustic music, Dj's, Vj's, Theatre, Video-dance, Installations and Nomad studio.
  • International Association for Jazz Education - over 8,000 members in 35 countries, it organizes workshops at festivals, publishes, the Jazz Educators Journal, distributes scholarships, teacher training and commissions work or programmes.
  • www.music.fr
  • www.gracenote.com/music Type in some words of a song or a song title to find out more about the song.


  • Festivals / Workshops / Conferences
  • euro-festival - The European Festivals Association was created in 1952 by 15 eminent European music festivals (a.o. Bayreuth, Salzburg, Berlin, Firenze, München and Zürich).
  • Links to Various Music Festivals in Europe.

  • January International Association for Jazz Education - The 31st annual intertional conference will be held 21-24 January, 2004 in New York, U.S.A., featuring over 100 performances and 100 workshops, panel sessions, etc.
  • June-July Tuscany Project: The 12th annual international workshop in Voice & Song, Locanda del Gallo, Italy.
  • July Montreal Jazz Festival - each July for 2 weeks.
  • late October Amsterdam Dance Event - Europe-wide event for Electronic and Dance Music.



  • Individuals - Bands
  • Amaryllis - U.S. Bahá´í duo: Randall Dighton - lute, vocals, guitar, recorder, ocarina, Linda Dighton - lute, guitar, bodhran
  • 2b1 -is a group of musicians with diverse religious, ethnic and musical backgrounds. They play a selection of original music and cover songs with spiritual themes. Genres include folk/country, rock, R&B, calypso, and reggae. Beth Creamer - Lead vocals, Tony Creamer - Guitar, George Cherry - Keyboard, Keith Johnston - Bass guitar, Peter Legowski - Guitar, Irwin Anolik - Drums/Percussion
  • Deishovida -acoustic dominated experimental rthymms (based in Austria) with influences from various cultures: Kurt Bauer (violin), Lothar Lässer (chromatic button-accordion), Matthias Loibner (hurdy-gurdy), Sašenko Prolic (electric bass), Stefan Bauer (electronic sound).
  • Dididudmum -percussion driven music band (based mainly in Austria) with influences from various cultures: Tunji Beier: Percussion, South Indian Tavil, Dhol & Dolki, Morsing (Jaw Harp), Kanjira, Gangan (a Yoruba talking drum) Drum Kit Linsey Pollak: Clarini (narrow clarinet), Gaida (Macedonian bagpipes) Sakfoonki (bagpipes invented by Linsey), Harmonic Flute & "Rose" (a narrow clarinet made from glass) Matthias Loibner: Hurdy-Gurdy Philip Griffin: Bass
  • Dissonance Resolved - music cd produced by The Boston Praise Collective - musicians from Bahá´í, Christian, Hindu and Moslim backgrounds.
  • Joe Dolce, US Australian-based, singer, songwriter, performer.
  • Jamie Findlay -acoustic jazz guitarist
  • Grada Music -Dublin band of Irish with a twist, where 2 of the 5 members are New Zealanders.
  • Laura Harley A Bahá'í and songwriter and musician (alternative rock /electronica/with a dash of acoustic) based in the New York City area; member of the former alternative rock band, Sliver. Her site has press, music clips, etc.
  • Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies -folk with a north English flavour.
  • Allen Tyrone Johnson - music set to the Bahá´í writings.
  • About the "Let All Associate" cd of music on the Majun Media site.
  • Caroline Mackay -celtic harp and song, Canada.
  • Barry McLoughlin -singer, songwriter, Canada. Listen to some tracks from his "Pieces"cd.
  • Louis McManus -mandolinist, guitarist, Australia.
  • Brendon Power -New Zealand born London-based harmonica everything.
  • The World Unity Jazz Ensemble - formed by Phil Morrison & Keith Williams as a vehicle to engage in cooperative efforts with musicians and instruments from other countries and cultures. Listen to some tracks from their China Skies CD released in 2002.
  • The Sandy Lopicic Orchestra: music/s, musicians from Austria, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia + Slovenia
  • Kath Tait New Zealand London-based, singer, songwriter.
  • Tolibkhon Shakhidi composer, Tajikistan.
  • ske -The four core members live in Reykjavik and this experimental / melodic folk /pop mix produced their first cd, "Life Death Happiness & Stuff" in 2002.
  • Jena Taghvai, Canada. Bahá´í Prayers chanted in Persian with musical accompaniment, and English translation where available.
  • Tribalglobal.com - music with a Latin American feel.
  • Afshin Toufighian - pianist and composer, first CD, Reconciliation is a collection of piano, symphonic, and percussion. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Soyons heureux / O Be Joyful! -a Bahá'í songbook compiled by Ruth Vander Stelt, Québec, Canada.



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