M.I.A. is an award winning recording artist who was born in Sri Lanka to Tamil parents. She is also a songwriter, painter and director.
Singer and guitarist Tea Hodzic was born in Bosnia but is now based in the UK. She performs traditional Bosnian music.
Khyam Allami is a Syrian oud player, collaborator and musical explorer who has performed at WOMAD, the BBC Proms and London 2012 Festival, the cultural festival that accompanied the Olympics.
Rita Ora is a British singer, songwriter and actress born in Kosovo who had the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012.
Maya is a Syrian Kanun Player who was recognized as an Exceptional Talent by Arts Council England in 2012.