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Cafe Soul All-Stars

Café Soul All-Stars are comprised of a stellar cast of renowned session musicians; Duke Jones - trumpet, Chris Albert - trumpet, Bobby Lyles - keyboards, Kaspar Galli - guitar, Steve Williams - drums, Rene McLean - sax and Alex Blake - bass. F...
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Camille

Camille (cam-EEE) is a platinum-selling sensation in her native France, catapulting from her distinctive, idiosyncratic contributions as one of Nouvelle Vague's featured vocalists - e.g., her deadpan treatment of the Clash classic, Guns of Brixton - ...
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Captain Planet

Coming from an early background in punk rock and rap music, Charlie B. Wilder (aka Captain Planet) began making hip-hop beats at an early age on archaic equipment, digging for samples in the usual Funk, Soul and Jazz wells –all the while develo...
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Carina Round

From her early gigs performing in Birmingham clubs, English singer Carina Round has gone on to tour with everyone from Coldplay to Ryan Adams to James Brown and has already released two amazing albums. By her second LP, The Disconnection, Cari...
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Carl Hancock Rux

In contemporary hip-hop and R&B music, artists such as Cody ChestnuTT, India.Arie and The Roots have been dubbed as innovators who incorporate Black music styles into contemporary formats; artists who stand apart from the mainstream and deliver an or...
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Carla Bruni

Born in 1967 in Turin, Italy to a concert pianist (mother) and an industrialist and opera composer, Carla Bruni moved with her family to France at the age of 5 to flee the Red Brigades terrorist group.

She learned to play the piano and guita...
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Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson began her singing odyssey in the 1980's working with saxophonist Steve Coleman's M Base collective. As she has shown throughout her career, Wilson again demonstrates an uncanny ability to follow her muse in melding genres, ranging fr...
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Cassie

Cassandra Ventura aka Cassie is an American R&B recording artist, model, dancer and actress. After being introduced to music producer Ryan Leslie, she was signed to his music-media company, NextSelection Lifestyle Group. Leslie wrote and produced Cas...
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Cazals

After receiving massive praise in the blogosphere, and fresh from a slew of Daft Punk support slots gaining immense success and attention across Europe and Japan, come Cazals. One of the most talked about British bands, these London...
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Cesaria Evora

For a singer in her sixties to be on tour for eight months every year is remarkable. It's even more impressive considering renowned Cape Verdean vocalist Cesaria Evora didn't begin her ascent into international acclaim until the 1991 release of her a...
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CeU

Just when you think that Brazil must surely have exhausted its supply of irresistibly jazzy, funky, sexy, soulful electro-pop singer-songwriters, someone like CéU (pronounced Say-You) comes along and makes you think that maybe that particular ...
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Chambao

It was early in 2007 when La Mari (voice and soul of Chambao) began to get some ideas together to start writing songs for their new album. Following the band's long and successful international tour of their last album Pokito a poko, she had a...
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Charanga Cakewalk

Musical visionary, multi-instrumentalist, studio whiz, producer, sideman extraordinaire (John Mellencamp; Patty Griffin, Paul Simon, ex-Bodean and ex-Rembrandt – but don't let that pedigree fool you....) Michael Ramos presents the first CD from...
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Charles Perry

Charles Perry became a teenage sensation at the age of 16 while starring in the musical Mama I Want To Sing which launched his touring career. Charles performed with multi Grammy Award winners CeCe Winans and Shirley Ceasar. He s...
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Charli XCX

The proper thing on the mind of 20-year-old shooting star Charli XCX is an album long in the making, one which finally sees the light of day in 2013. The wait has been as agonizing for Charli as it has been for her fanbase - rapidly swelling on both ...
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Charlie Winston

Charlie Winston grew up, with his folk-musician parents and his musical siblings, in a Suffolk hotel which he describes as “Fawlty Towers, but with a family” -- with two bars and a ballroom, hosting a constant stream of musical, theatrical and co...
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Chase and Status

Manchester-based Chase & Status, aka Saul Milton and Will Kennard, first got their name out to the world after dropping a number of Drum and Bass anthems for the underground labels. In 2006, their production work for Jenna G's "In Love" the earned th...
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Che'Nelle

Born to parents of mixed heritage in a quaint and little-known village in Malaysia, Che'Nelle came of age in the vibrant city of Perth, Australia, honing her craft within the karaoke scene. While still working on her self-produced demo in her excruci...
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Chester French

A they, not a he, consisting of young friends D.A. Wallach and Max Drummey, Chester French seeks to prove that pop music can be at once challenging and accessible. And with the bracing, involving and always-surprising set of pop-art songs on their de...
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Chico Hamilton

Legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, born September 21st, 1921 in Los Angeles, had a fast track musical education in a band with his schoolmates Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collet...
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Chico Mann

This is the future of music, in case you didn't know. Chico Mann has come from the future to show you how the past should have sounded. This time-traveling mastermind is basically the Jersey City Cuban James Brown of the Casio. You heard it here f...
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Chiddy Bang

The notion of "traditional hip hop" has changed forever. Whether you're talking about genre bending projects from superstars like Kanye West and Lil Wayne or surprising debuts from new artists like Kid Cudi and Drake, hip hop has never had a more exc...
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Chocolate Genius Inc

Chocolate Genius Inc is the brainchild of Marc Anthony Thompson. Born in Panama and raised in California, Thompson later moved to New York to pursue a solo career. Without making much progress, Thompson turned his focus to the downtown avant-garde sc...
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Chrisette Michele

New Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele, whose soulful, jazz-influenced debut album I AM will be released June 19th, has been tapped as opening act on the upcoming North American tour with platinum Grammy nominated Atlantic Records reco...
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Christian Scott

Edison Award winning trumpeter-composer-producer-bandleader Christian Scott stands tall among a handful of talented young jazz artists who are expanding their artistic vision beyond the strict confines of the genre's tradition. Throughout his career,...
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Citizen Cope

When I was a kid, I was a listener," says Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope. "Music was something coming out of a radio or off a record, something that made me feel these things I couldn't explain. It was magical to me, and I thought it was som...
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Clark

I've heard it well over 500 times and I still love it to shreds" says Chris Clark of his latest longplayer, 'Body Riddle.' This is quite an encouraging statement since many artists who have just finished creating are eager to get away from the produc...
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Clarke

Old Trafford is not world-famous for its musical talent...but it should be; it is home to Basil Clarke, a.k.a. Clarke, a man more deserving of luminary status than most of those who grace Old Trafford's famous football field.

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Coldcut

Most people come into music, do the same thing for a few years, slowly sink back into obscurity and spend the rest of their life collecting publishing royalties and re-forming for tribute tours. Their biographies can afford to be quite short - most o...
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Cole Williams

Raised in the East Flatbush (aka the Little West Indies) section of Brooklyn, as the only child of a Jamaican mother and Bed Stuy-native father, Cole Williams was immediately inducted into a melting pot of food, music and attitudes. The neighborhood ...
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Common

Multi-faceted Hip-Hop superstar Common is prepping his highly anticipated seventh album, Finding Forever, for a July 31st release on G.O.O.D Music/Geffen Records. The album is the follow up to the four times Grammy nominated, critically heral...
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Company Freak

Company Freak is a new dance music superband featuring a revolving multi-generational cast of vocalists and session players—a surprise return of actual dance music legends from the 1970s and 1980s performing alongside up-and-coming 21st century sta...
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Corinne Bailey Rae

In 2006 Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album, a record she had recorded on a shoestring budget while still unsigned. An early appearance on BBC2's Later With Jools Holland and some intimate gigs around the UK had already started a ...
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Corneille

Corneille Nyungura was born on March 24, 1977, in Fribourg, Germany, to his parents who were completing their University studies there. He lived there for 6 years, until he was brought to live in his country of origin, Rwanda. He lived in a village f...
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Costanza

Costanza is a visionary singer/composer/ multi-instrumentalist and producer. You may be familiar with her from Tricky's 2003 album Vulnerable, where he dubbed her "a female version of me," but you've never heard her like this. Costanza's vocal...
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CrystalTop Music

Brooklyn-based CrystalTop Music reached out to its extended network and brought together eleven beautiful gems from eleven different artists for CrystalTop Music Presents. But drawing a line through the sounds collected under the banner of Cry...
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Cut Chemist

As an in-demand DJ that's always tried to further his craft as a producer, Cut Chemist has had to juggle a lot more than beats over the years.

He spent 12 years as a DJ and producer for LA hip-hop dynamos Jurassic 5 (which traversed the cou...
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