You are on a highly unique network dedicated to the discovery of great "unknown" musicians. By "unknown" we mean that they are unknown to somebody. They might be truly unknown outside of a very limited circle (João do Boi), or they might be wildly famous in some places and circles, but not others (Tommy Peoples, Herbie Hancock).
We started life as a Guide to Salvador da Bahia, a place analogous in Brazil to the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans in the United States in that a national music was born on the plantations here, in the hearts and hands of slaves. This powerfully moving music is still marvelously played by those slaves' descendents, but these are poor and largely unknown people...so beginning with one of them whose major label career was crushed during Brazil's dictatorship and who fled into exile under threat of death* we set up a way for people to discover not just "our" people but musicians (and writers, journalists, etc.) anywhere in the world. It's easy. You create your own page and then click on the pages of others you wish to recommend. THOSE people also recommend, as do the next generations forward recommend, creating internet vectors (series of links) running throughout the universe of music in our time and capable opening us and the world up to people and music we and others might never otherwise come to know.
If music is important to you please join us and help make *Raimundo Sodré and João and Tommy and Herbie and everybody else in here (you?) vastly more widely discoverable!
Ciarán Carson is here!
Ned Sublette is here!
Michelle Mercer is here!
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is here!
Albin Zak is here!
Jim Gavin is here!
Ned Sublette is here!
Phil Jamison is here!
When logged in, click on the gear icon (which will ONLY be visible when logged in) in a profiles's header image. Then click on "Recommend Me".
You will immediately appear on the THEY RECOMMEND ME list of the person being recommended, and they will immediately appear on your I RECOMMEND THEM list.
You can likewise click on the RECOMMEND ME's that are associated with profile names on people's incoming and outgoing recommendations lists.
In addition to recommending people in and of themselves, one may ALSO recommend people categorically by clicking on these categories on CATEGORICAL IN tabs. The people you so recommend, and the specific categories, will appear via a link on your CATEGORICAL OUT tab.
This allows people to search within categories, by types of music, or locations, for example.
In order to set this up for yourself all you have to do is type any category you wish (you can make up your own) on your CATEGORICAL IN tab. You can look at the categories on any page to get an idea of what's already there.