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2016-09-06
New Artist / Habib Koité
We are happy to announce that Mali-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Habib Koité is now represented by F-Cat.
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2016-04-20
New Artist / Noura Mint Seymali
We are happy to announce that the Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali
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2016-03-22
F-Cat at Jazzahead! 2016

Jazzahead opens their doors on the 21st of April 2016 in Bremen and F-Cat is back again. Our colleagues Frank, Thomas, Amaya and Patrick will be at stand 6C02 and look forward to meet you and introduce our artists for 2016/17 to you!


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Kidjo Grammy 2016 (44019 Bytes)

2016-02-16
And the winner is AGAIN....

…ANGELIQUE KIDJO! Since yesterday she is again winner of the most-wanted trophy of music business!


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2016-02-05
New Album / Ed Motta

Singer, componist & multiinstrumentalis Ed Motta released today his new album “Perpetual Gateways” (MustHaveJazz/Membran).


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2015-10-21
F-Cat at Womex 2015
Our agents Frank Abraham and Norbert Hausen will be at WOMEX 2016!
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2015-09-08
New Artist / Matthew Stevens
We are glad to announce that the New Yorker guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens is now on our roster! We'll book him exclusively in Europe.

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2015-09-01
New Artist / Marcus Strickland
We are happy to announce a new artist on our roster: One of the most creative and adventurous saxophonists on the current jazz scene, who's blending perfectly jazz with hip hop, soul or R&B influences: Marcus Strickland.


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2015-08-26
New Album / Torsten Goods
„Thank You Baby!“, the new album from Torsten Goods, will be published on September 25th 2015 on ACT!
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2015-04-20
F-Cat at Jazzahead! 2015
F-Cat is attending Jazzahead! and is looking forward to meeting you there!
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2015-04-02
New artist / Tigran Hamasyan
We are glad to announce that the Armenian Piano sensation Tigran Hamasyan is now on our roster!
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2015-02-09
And the winner is…
… Angelique Kidjo! Since last night she can proudly call herself again...
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2015-01-28
Grammys nominees 2015
We are full of anticipation, since the 5th December of the last year the Grammy-Jury named the nominated of the Grammy`s 2015.
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2014-12-19
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
At the end of this pleasant and successful year with almost 500 concerts we would like to thank you for the good cooperation!
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2014-11-21
New Jazz Booker: Thomas Vermynck
We are glad to introduce you our new booking agent, Thomas Vermynck!
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2014-10-29
New artist / António Zambujo
After his magnificient gig at Womex opening show 2015 we’re very happy to announce that António Zambujo is now on our roster!
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2014-10-14
F-Cat at Womex 2014 in Santiago de Compostela!
As every year, we’ll again attend the WOMEX and we’re especially proud to present four Showcases.

You can find further infos about our artists by clicking the picture.
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2014-09-19
New artist / Khaira Arby
We are happy to announce the European representation of the Malian desert blues legend Khaira Arby!
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2014-03-11
Ambrose Akinmusire on the cover of DownBeat magazine
After being voted “Jazz Artist of the Year 2011” by the Down Beat critics, Ambrose Akinmusires now made it on the cover of this magazine - the „bible of jazz.
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Ibrahim Maalouf news (16223 Bytes)

2014-03-03
3rd “Victoire” for Ibrahim Maalouf
Last Friday night the 29th “Les Victoires de la Musique” (French equivalent to American “Grammy Awards”) award ceremony took place in Paris.
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2014-02-03
New F-Cat Booker - Norbert Hausen
Being an expert in African music, Norbert worked with artists such as Malouma, Mansour Seck, Majid Bekkas, Etran Finatawa and Doudou Ndiaye Rose.
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Grammy Nomination (21932 Bytes)

2013-12-20
Omar Sosa and Buika Nominated for Grammy Award!
We are pleased to announce that Omar Sosa's, CD, “Eggun” (OTA1024), and Buika’s Album, “La Noche Mas Larga”, have received a GRAMMY nomination for the Best Latin Jazz Album. The 56th annual Grammy awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 26, 2014.

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WMCE 2013 (17514 Bytes)

2013-12-03
F-CAT ARTISTS ON THE TOP OF THE WMCE 2013!
We are very happy to have 3 F-Cat artists on the top 3 of the World Music Charts Europe of the year 2013! #1 BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA, #2 RACHID TAHA, #3 THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE!
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2013-05-08
F-Cat Artists conquer Top 3 of Worldmusic Charts Europe
We proudly present: three F-Cat artists in the Europ Worldmusic Charts’ Top 3! 1# RACHID TAHA, 2# BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ, 3# ROKIA TRAORÉ!
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2013-01-28
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba New album "Jama ko" out now
After sold out gigs last weekend (at the Barbican in London and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, together with Tamikrest and Sidi Toure under the Sahara Soul banner)BASSEKOU KOUYATE is back with his new album Jama Ko, recorded by Howard Bilerman and out now on Out Here Records.

"A brilliant and important album." Evening Standard

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2013-01-25
Jamie Cullum interview with Avishai Cohen
Last week AVISHAI COHEN was a guest on BBC Radio 2. He was interviewed by none other than jazz musician JAMIE CULLUM.
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2012-11-28
New Jazz- and Jazz Club Roster 2013 & New Artists!
After this short summer left us a few weeks ago, we already started into the new season. Today we proudly present our artistically and graphically very renewed and – we think – improved JazzRoster for 2013...
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2012-10-12
New Artist: Luísa Sobral
Just before she tours with Melody Gardot may we announce that LUÍSA SOBRAL is now on our roster.
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2012-08-21
20th professional anniversary of Frank Abraham
On August 21st, 1992 I have promoted my first concert as a professional concert promoter. It was a concert of the Brazilian samba reggae band Olodum http://www.youtube.com/user/tvolodum
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2012-07-25
Album releases in fall 2012
Finally the summer begins – but we’re already looking forward to autumn which promises some amazing new releases of our great world music stars: KHALED, GORAN BREGOVIC, SALIF KEITA and ANA MOURA.
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2012-05-02
Ambrose Akinmusire is the Winner of ECHO JAZZ 2012
Ambrose Akinmusire: Winner of the ECHO JAZZ Award 2012!
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News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2012-04-16
F-Cat goes JAZZHAHEAD! 2012
F-Cat is attending this year’s Jazzahead and looking forward to meet you!
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2012-02-03
New Artists - New Roster
We are proud to present three wonderful new artists on our Jazz Roster – the Elina Duni Quartet, Hamilton de Holanda and Eliane Elias.

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2011-09-22
New F-Cat Artists and Roster 2012
As the last days in summer are gone we are ready to start the new season and proud to welcome many great new artists on our roster! Among many others we signed the outstanding band Yemen Blues and the superstars from Portugal Deolinda.
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News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2011-04-21
F-Cat @ Jazzahead
Frank Abraham and Amaya Collantes will visit from 28th – 30th April 2011 the Jazzahead. We are looking forward to meet you = interesting international club/festival promoters, agents and artists! During the music fair both will be reachable at the following tel. number: 0049 157 73466092 –this number is only avaible during Jazzahead. If you prefer, you can aswell make an appointment in advance per E-Mail or call at our regular office telephon number.
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2011-03-11
New on our Roster: „Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal“ and Edson Cordeiro
We are very happy to welcome the great duo „Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal“ as well as dazzling “vocal wonder” Edson Cordeiro as newcomers on our artist roster.
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2011-02-01
Aurelio releases "Laru Beya" on February 14th!
Aurelio keeps the rich heritage and the traditions of Garifuna in his music. Meanwhile he has become the most important ambassador of this unique Caribbean culture. On February 14th he releases his new album “Laru Beya”
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2010-12-20
F-Cat wishes you a merry Christmas!
After an sensational year 2010 with great concerts, fantastic new artists and Awards for numerous Artist of our Roster like Gilberto Gil and Concha Buika, the F-Cat Crew takes a little break between December 22nd and January 02nd in order to gather strength for a hopefully exciting and successful year 2011! The F-Cat team wishes you and your families a merry christmas and a happy new year!
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2010-10-13
Latin Grammy Nominations for F-Cat artists!
The nominations for the Annual 11th Latin Grammy Awards have been announced on September 8th and guess what? Four of our F-Cat artists received a nomination! Would you like to know who they are?
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2010-06-22
Useless ID European Tour 2010
After tours around the globe with bands like The Ataris, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and No Use For A Name, USELESS ID could build up a strong fanbase. The band will be on tour through Europe to present their current album "The Lost Broken Bones". See Tour dates and ticket-sale-info HERE.
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2010-06-10
New in our Roster: Magnifico
Indeed he is, absolutely Magnifico ! A wonderful mixture of Balkan beats and Western style, which we will bring on Tour from the 14th to the 29th of January 2011.
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News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2010-04-15
F-Cat @ Jazzahead
Frank Abraham and Amaya Collantes will visit from 23.04 – 25.04 the Jazzahead and would like to meet new, interesting people. During the music fair you can connect with them under 0049 157 73466092 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0049 157 73466092      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0049 157 73466092      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0049 157 73466092      end_of_the_skype_highlighting –this number is only avaible during Jazzahead. Please get a appointment per E-Mail or our office telephone.
Our Jazz roster is growing bigger and bigger for good reason:
We are proud to announce that 2 of the winners are F-Cat artists and congratulate both of them really warmly for their awards: the well-known Norwegian composer, trombone player and musical director of the “Ensemble Denada” Helge Sunde (‘Best Big-Band Album’ for Finding Nymo) and the great German singer Celine Rudolph(‘Best national female singer’). Read more about this here and book them now for your programs!
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2010-03-17
Céline Rudolph and Helge Sunde are winners of the Echo Jazz!
The Berlin Songwriter and singer Celine Rudolph and the Norwegian composer, trombone player and musical director of the “Ensemble Denada,” Helge Sunde, belong to the lucky award winners of the first Echo Jazz awards. Sunde has won in the category ‘Best Big-Band album of the year’ with his amazing new record “Finding Nymo”. Rudolph will receive the award as ‘Best national female singer’. We do congratulate you warmly!
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2010-02-19
With coolness into the spring
Will Brit Jazz be the next big thing? PORTICO QUARTET is on its best way to become very famous and now they are ready to conquer Germany and the rest of Europe.
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2010-02-11
New at F-Cat! Jazz-Vocalist Gretchen Parlato
Today F-Cat grows by another first-class artist: We hereby give a warm welcome to the American Jazz Singer GRETCHEN PARLATO! The Times, BBC, Billboard and a lot of other important international Jazz media go into raptures about her.
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2010-01-28
Ceu and Bassekou on the WMCE
After a very successful year 2009 ending with two of our wonderful artists on the pole position of the "World Music Charts Europe", we are very proud to see that Angelique Kidjo also entered the top five with her new amazing album "OYO".
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2010-01-21
Idan Raichel plays with India Arie for Barack Obama
Israeli singer performs at event in Washington. One of guests in audience was none other than US president himself!!!
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Andy Palacio (34447 Bytes)

2009-12-02
Andy Palacio's "Wátina" Observer Music Monthly's Top 50 album of the decade
Congratulations to everyone who had the pleasure to share and experience the genius of Andy Palacio...
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2009-10-29
New at F-Cat: Gilberto Gil
Completely new to F-Cat is the great GILBERTO GIL, who we represent exclusively in Germany and Austria. He stands out even from the long list of top world music artists, all of whom are icons of popular music in their respective countries:…
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2009-10-12
Caravan Palace - on Tour in Europe
Caravan Palace (electro-swing from France) is definitely one of our roster highlights for this year: after playing more than 100 shows in prestigious festivals and venues all around France in 2009, they will finally focus on the international market in 2010.
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2009-06-15
The Briggs on tour through germany
THE BRIGGS will honor us with seven shows in Germany on their upcoming European tour.The perennial road warriors of punk rock, The Briggs, have spent the last six years on the road with little respite.
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News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2009-04-21
F-Cat will be at Jazzahead 2009
F-Cat is expanding more and more it’s jazz roster. Besides representing the showcasing YARON HERMAN and the world known accordionist RICHARD GALLIANO in Germany, we have world wide representation for two German very promising artists: the singer/guitarist shooting-star TORSTEN GOODS and jazz singer CELINE RUDOLPH with new album and a great release tour in May.
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2009-02-23
New album and tour: The Idan Raichel Project
The media are constantly showing us the recent turbulent situation in Middle East. However the Israeli Idan Raichel makes in his new album “Within My Walls” (27th March 2009, Cumbancha) an inspiring proposal beyond cultural boundaries...
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Khaled (30765 Bytes)

2009-01-16
International Priorities
Dear Promoters, we hope you have had a good start and may the new year bring you luck and good success! Spring 2009 will bring us new albums of KHALED , THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT and CÉLINE RUDOLPH . Later in the year will follow BASSEKOU KOUYATE
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Umalali (51864 Bytes)

2008-11-09
F-Cat-Artists on the top
The WOMEX and the World Music Charts Europe elected the top 20 of the World Music Albums of the last 12 months. Two of our F-Cat-Artists are on the top of the Ranking:…
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2008-11-07
Thanks WOMEX 2008!
As always, WOMEX has treated us very good: We had 3 fantastic showcases, many really interesting meetings with new people and known contacts plus a lot of fun on top!
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2008-10-14
F-Cat at WOMEX
Let’s meet at WOMEX! You’ll find us at stand number T-7 in Pavilion 2. Please contact us in advance to make an appointment or just drop by at our stand. We’re looking forward seeing you there and discuss some artist proposals!
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Yaron Herman (19551 Bytes)

2008-09-12
Jazz at F-Cat
F-Cat develops more and more to become an agency for first-class Jazz. Just now YARON HERMANN won the most important Jazz Award in France. RICHARD GALLIANO is going on tour with an All Star 4tet, i.a. Charly Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba…
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AWARDS FÜR F-CAT KÜNSTLER (71909 Bytes)

2008-05-15
Awards for F-Cat artists!
Angelique Kidjo won her 4th Grammy in the categorie “Best Contemporary World Music Album“. Also at the BBC 2008 F-Cat artists won: Mayra Andrade won the award for “best newcomer” with her debut album. Andy Palacio who passed away this january won in the categorie “Americas” the award for the “Best album of the year” with his Garifuna Collective. Congratulations!

News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2008-04-21
Thank you Jazzahead!!!
Jazzahead is always a lot of fun and also good business: we had 2 fantastic showcases and some really interesting meetings…we will definitely come back to Bremen next year! It’s been a pleasure to see you all again and specially to get from you such a good feedback for our jazz and crossover artists and recent showcases:
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News - Jazzahead (25385 Bytes)

2008-04-10
F-Cat @ Jazzahead
Two new F-cat-artists, YARON HERMAN and HYPERACTIVE KIDwill play a showcase at Jazzahead ‘08. Frank Abraham and Amaya Collantes will be at there from 17th until 19th of April and are looking forward to make new interesting contacts.
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Bajofondo Tango Club (30874 Bytes)

2008-03-20
Bajofondo: April Tour to present the new album
BAJOFONDO will tour beginning of April to present their new album, Mar Dulce, to audiences all over Europe
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The Idan Raichel Project (80928 Bytes)

2008-03-20
Idan Raichel: On tour in May
Israel is celebrating worldwide this year the 60th anniversary of it´s constitution and one if their biggest musical stars, THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT, is coming to Europe next May to join these celebrations in several countries
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News Laura Lopez (34579 Bytes)

2008-03-18
New at F-Cat: Laura Lopez Castro & Don Philippe!
The most enchanting seduction need involve only the slightest of gestures. The music from Laura López Castro shows this can be true for music as well. These are songs that charm like a wonderful smile or a flirtatious look and they play around your ears with all the gentle magic of a breeze in high summer.
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2008-01-21
Andy Palacio 1960 - 2008
We are deeply sad to announce that Andy Palacio has died Saturday January 19th in his homeland Belize after falling into coma the day before due to a sudden stroke to the brain, a heart attack and a respiratory failure following the previous two conditions.
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2008-01-15
A new talent at F-Cat: Buika
In Spain, where she grew up as a child of African parents, Concha Buika is considered as the new star of flamenco music - an aspiring female singer whose voice is described as being a mixture of Tina Turner, Lora Flores and Sarah Vaughan. The 88-year-old Chavela Vargas predicts a great future to her.
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Zoe news (37125 Bytes)

2008-01-14
NEW! Reggae/Dancehall Roster
We are proud to present you the new reggae / dancehall-focus at the F-Cat roster. In addition to DAVEMAN (his debut album will be released in spring 2008) and TIKEN JAH FAKOLY (new album on 16. Nov.) we have a couple of interesting artists new at our roster:
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Andy Palacio (34447 Bytes)

2007-12-12
Awards and nominations of the F-Cat artists 2007
The musical favourites of the last year were announced and numerous awards, nominations and charts were granted of our artists. We are glad about this appreciation!
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Womex News 2007 (46231 Bytes)

2007-11-02
Womex loves F-Cat, F-Cat loves Womex!
4 fantastic showcases, a full meeting schedule, many interesting visitors at our booth, furthermore the Womex award to our artist Andy Palacio and several nominations for the BBC 3 World Music Awards – we are very happy about this year’s Womex. Thank you!
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Bantu (35644 Bytes)

2007-10-04
Bantu – Afrobeat and Hip-Hop
Bantu stands for the probably most successful Afrobeat-artist of our time, resident in Europe. Backed by the Afrobeat Academy, his concerts are powerful and inspiring, activating both legs and mind.
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Andy Palacio by Katia Paradis (30913 Bytes)

2007-09-17
Andy Palacio - WOMEX AWARD winner 2007
After a really successful summer tour 2007, through Germany, UK, France and the BeNeLux, next October Andy Palacio will get the WOMEX Award 2007.
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Richard Galliano (30973 Bytes)

2007-08-10
Right now: Richard Galliano
We are proud to present a brilliant new highlight on our F-Cat Roster. An artist with a world famous name and many associations!
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Bajofondo Tango Club (37304 Bytes)

2007-07-16
Bajofondo Tango Club
Bajofondo Tango Club - a band from Uruguay and Argentina which is conducted by the internationally appreciated Gustavo Santaolalla, who has already won 2 Oscars and 10 Grammy and a Golden Globe- will come again with their sophisticated and extremely successful electro tango fusion to Europe.
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2007-06-11
Yerba Buena back in Europe
YERBA BUENA (Good Herb in english) has become known in the US but also in Europe through their hit single "Guajira (I love U 2 much)" that was massively played in clubs and radios.
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Angélique Kidjo, Djin Djin (35191 Bytes)

2007-06-11
Angelique Kidjo on tour in Germany with new album
"Her spirit is irrepressible, and she brings life to everything she touches", Peter Gabriel says about Angelique Kidjo.
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2007-05-08
Sonic Junior's Groove comes to Europe!
After the amazing performance at the Popkomm 2006, Sonic Junior is back and started his first Europe Tour on the 5th May in Oporto. On May 12th he will present himself to the Berliner club-scene.
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Bajofondo Tango Club (35061 Bytes)

2007-02-27
Oscar for Gustavo Santaolalla!
2nd Oscar in a row for the bandleader of the Bajofondo Tango Club, Gustavo Santaolalla!
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Mayra Andrade (33379 Bytes)

2007-02-26
Mayra Andrade - a new star.
The young Cape Verdian singer presented her debut album "navega" in five German cities with great success.
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2007-02-21
The new highlight - Yakuzi
Yakuzi - the newcomer from Southern Germany now brand-new with F-Cat!
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LA Shica (32244 Bytes)

2007-02-06
La Shica - Flamenco Hip Hop
We proudly present a new highlight for 2007: La Shica
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The Idan Raichel Project (80928 Bytes)

2006-12-22
brandnew on the F-Cat roster…
We appreciate an unique newcomer on our roster: The Idan Raichel Project. The highlight from Israel!
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F-Cat Logo (124771 Bytes)

2006-12-12
Artist Roster 2007
Our artist roster for Download in pdf format

2006-11-02
brandnew on the F-Cat roster…
we appreciate an unique Newcomer on our Roster. The Idan Raichel Project. The Highlight from Isreal !
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2006-10-31
brandnew on the F-Cat roster: THE BUSTERS!
Come in and never leave – the Busters’ house will rock, or ska your world!
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2006-10-31
Here we are: the homepage of F-Cat is online!
Good things need time. The new website should not only present all information about our work and the artists but also look good.
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On tour

Ed Motta (7970 Bytes)

Ed Motta

19.08. NL-Rotterdam
22.08. GB-London
26.08. CH-Auvenier

ED MOTTA (Soul, Jazz - Brazil) The internationally acclaimed multi-talent musician and universal bon vivant from Rio just released his new album, bringing together modal Jazz with a deep sense of Soul.