Nargiz Zakirova / Наргиз Закирова

Nargiz Zakirova (Наргиз Закирова; or Nargiz Zokirova in Uzbek) is an Uzbek-American singer who sings mostly in Russian. Better known by her stage name, Nargiz, Zakirova made her big break after winning the Russian music...

Munisa Rizayeva / Муниса Ризаева

Munisa Rizayeva (Муниса Ризаева) is an Uzbek singer and actress. Rizayeva has been on the scene for some years, but her popularity has been picking up recently. She is seen as unique in the world...

Nikolai Baskov / Николай Басков

Nikolai Baskov is a prominent Russian tenor known for his opera and pop music stylings. According to his website, Baskov is also the only cross-over artist in Russia, shifting from opera music to pop. He...

Elena Temnikova / Елена Темникова

Former lead singer of the pop group Серебро/Serebro, Elena Temnikova was born in Kurgan, a city 400 kilometers southeast of Yekaterinburg, in 1985. She began playing violin and singing in choir when she was five...

Один в Каное / One in a Canoe

Один в Каное, translated from the Ukraine as “One in a Canoe” or “Alone in a Canoe” is a Ukrainian indie band originating in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2010 the band formed from 7-8 amateur musicians,...

Eska Music Awards

The Eska Music Awards is a Polish awards ceremony for national and international music held annually by Radio Eska since 2002. Radio Eska, officially established in 1993, is derived from Radio Solidarity, an underground radio...

Саида Мухаметзянова / Saida Mukhametzyanova

Саида Мухаметзянова (Saida Mukhametzyanova) is a young Russian musical phenomenon known for her renditions of classic Tatar folk songs. Born in the Upper Pyshma of the Sverdlovsk Region in Russian, Saida began her musical education...

Natalia Szroeder

Natalia Szroeder is a prominent Polish pop star. She was born on in 1995 and grew up in the Polish village of Parchowo, near the German border. Natalia began her musical education very young; her...

Gnessin / Гнесин

Originally known as the Gnessin Institute, the Gnessin State Musical College (Государственный музыкальный колледж имени Гнесиных) is an elite music school in Moscow’s Arbat District. In additional to its academic prestige, it’s known as a...

Sarsa

Marta Markiewicz, who goes by the pseudonym Sarsa, is a Polish composer and singer-songwriter known for her trademark “sarsorogi” hairstyle (pictured above). Born in Slupsk, Poland during the summer of 1989, Sarsa began her career...

Sopot Festival TOPtrendy

Sopot TOPtrendy Festiwal was a popular and influential three-day Polish music festival in Sopot, Poland active from 2003 until 2014. It consisted of three main events, the “TOP” and “Trendy,” as well as “Cabaret” performances....

Smolik

Andrzej Smolik, known simply as “Smolik,” is one of the most recognized producers in Poland. Smolik has produced six solo albums and collaborated with countless artists throughout his career.   As a musician, composer, and...