Klezmer Music

In 2014 to be precise, I discovered another world of music, the music of my own people, Klezmer music, East European Jewish wedding music from before the holocaust. Jewish life in Eastern Europe was hard: a lot of poverty and severe persecution. All they had was their holy books, traditions...

Lily Allen: It’s not me, it’s you

Cheeky and outspoken London singer-songwriter Lily Allen looks the part of a carefree party girl ready for a night out on the town so it is hard to imagine her, even a little, as the forlorn mum she feels like. Sometimes the plain speaking is disconcerting for the politically-correct-verging-on-hypocritically-intolerant listener but the no-nonsense audience...

Herbert Grönemeyer

Outside of German-speaking countries, Herbert Grönemeyer is most likely discovered in schools during a language lesson where the German teacher, weary of imparting the quite foreign vocabulary and definitely difficult grammar of her adopted tongue, would most gratefully play the pop singer-songwriter’s songs. They have depth and speak with feisty...

WSS Playlist – Best of 2015

2015 has beauty written all over it, thanks to many artists’ music including Jo Bywater, Riches to Rags Our coup de coeur of the year and apparently that of the Liverpool songwriting Contest Judges. Impeccable guitar and vocals to beautifully sing you the story of a journey from riches to rags Steve Pledger, Matches...

Amina: a modern Scheherazade

About Amina Amina is a symbol of successful musical fusion between Arab and Western worlds emerging right in the 1980s when World music is rising. Her artistic make-up brought her up in two cultures, the cultural melting pot of the Tunisian city of Carthage (with Maghrebi music, Italian variety and the music of Joan...

Achinoam Nini aka Noa, the wild flower

Achinoam Nini aka Noa It would be a crime to box up Achinoam Nini aka Noa as a world artist whatever that means. There is seldom a musician with more variety in their music, calling her roots at times, or just having a hint of them in the back of...

Little Sparrow – Katie Ware is Sending the message

Katie Ware takes you with the lovely film of her voice, the gentle strum of her guitar and accompanying bowed strings to a magical world where you tumble gently down the music hole. The Flame feels like the most exquisite burn and the message she is sending comes out like...

Doug Seegers: Going Down The River

Not many know better what it is to be a struggling musician like Doug Seegers does, who lived homeless in the USA until he was discovered by Swedish country singer and TV personality Jill Johnson. From singing on the streets to being nominated for a Grammis Award for Folk/Singer-songwriter of...

Coucou, here is Charlotte Dipanda

Already a familiar voice in the music scene, Charlotte Dipanda has accompanied the greatest musicians live and in studio including international legend Manu Dibango, Malian griotte Rokia Traore, Congolese star Papa Wemba and French star Axelle Red. She takes her vocals to the next step when she goes solo in 2008 with her debut...

I Write The Songs #70 featuring Enya

Songwriter of the week:  Enya part 1 Enya, Orinocco Flow, Ireland Pink Floyd, Hey You (Roger Waters) Noa, Mishaela, 3.09, Israel Damon Albarn, Everyday robots, 2014 Suzanne Vega, Luka Cat Stevens, Moonshadow part 2 Enya, Watermark Lo-fang, You’re the one that I want (John Farrar) Daria Kulesh, Right here Ultravox,...
Welcome to World Singer-Songwriters, the website that explores the music legacy of performing songwriters worldwide. This heritage is in their melodies, lyrics, and more. In the expression of their creativity, exorcising our deepest heartfelt tides, we find our humanity, rediscover our history, celebrate life or escape reality and sometimes even understand better both the world and ourselves. Although this is arguably subjective, it is at least a glance and a share of the world through its performing songwriters. This is a non-profitable project run by singer-songwriters.