Alice Russell

iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO One listen to Alice Russell’s voice will send shivers down your spine and leave goose bumps on your neck. Alice’s lavishly soulful voice is both timeless and up to the minute modern. Live or on record, she always performs with her trademark self assurance and sass.  Listening to Alice, you’d naturally think she grew up on the streets of Detroit, just around the corner from Motown’s...

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Azam Ali

iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO Mothers have been singing, humming, soothing their children to sleep from time immemorial.  Do not underestimate the power of the lullaby.  When Azam Ali, the lead singer of the band Niyaz, became a mother in 2008, she felt that ancient pull.  “I discovered that lullabies are so much more than just musical and rhythmic tools to soothe a child,” she explains. “They are in fact a powerful...

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Ballaké Sissoko

HIGH RES PHOTOS [pic1] [pic2] [pic3] [pic4] iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO In 2009, in the depths of the Malian night, kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal recorded the stripped down dialogues that became the album, Chamber Music. The record collected rave reviews and became an instant classic. It was rewarded with a “Victoire de la Musique” (a French Grammy award) and resulted in 200 concerts around the world. This...

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Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO Mention “chamber music” to someone and they’ll probably, after yawning a bit, think of a salon in Paris or a music hall in Vienna.  That’s Paris or Vienna a hundred years ago, mind you.  Now, finally, in an age when global pop is made in studios in Mumbai, Rio De Janeiro, and Dakar, two gifted musicians have found a way to make a global chamber music for the 21st century...

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Bebel Gilberto

iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO Bebel Gilberto is back with Momento, her third solo album, presenting some of her most elegant and personal musical statements since bursting on the scene in 2000, when her Grammy nominated debut album Tanto Tempo took the world by storm and conquered audiences worldwide. Momento is about a moment in time and living in the moment ­ an apt title for these times of fast but shallow information. The album draws...

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Beto Villares

iTunes | Amazon | Six Degrees BIO Listeners outside of Brazil may not immediately recognize the name Beto Villares, but with his self-titled debut album for Six Degrees Records and production credits behind one of the biggest selling international records of 2007 (the GRAMMY nominated CéU album), this is sure to change. For the past decade he’s developed into an established musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and music...

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