Choose from a growing roster of artists!

Whether you are looking for artists for a small, low-key venue or a major music festival – you can now choose from a growing roster of artists available through Marchande d’idées.

From Mali with classic desert blues sound, to a musical multicultural collective combining elements of Jazz, AfroFunk, Cuban and Middle Eastern melodies to Cumbia, Reggaeton, AfroFunk, Hip-hop and Jazzy Soul – we have talent!

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Wu-Sen & The Fam

Trad-Hiphop-Soul & Neo-Gnawa-Jazz

“One of the most surprising discoveries in the world music scene in recent years.” – PageAfrik, December 2018

The raw sound of Wu-sen & the Fam is the result of a vibratory alchemy that puts you in a transcendent state, where the unlikely mix of origins and musical universes, offers a colourful, unusual and cheerful costume.  

An original cultural mix, freshly made in Montreal offering a tasty blend of Traditional African rhythms, Electroacoustic, Jazz, and Hip-Hop-Soul. 


Cumbia, reggeaton, Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous music with contemporary EDM and hip-hop sounds

After years as a professional MMA fighter, activist and bandleader, this multi-instrumentalist-composer followed his roots back to aboriginal music. He now breathes new life into the ancient rhythms of his Andean ancestors through dubstep, hip hop, Afro-Cuban mambo and reggaeton. Winner of the 2015 RFI Talent and AFROPOP awards, Akawui’s high-voltage performances use music to deliver a powerful message about the plight of indigenous peoples worldwide

Upcoming Shows

May 18, 2019
No Border Arts Festival, Ottawa

May 26, 2019
Musée McCord in collaboration with Diversité Artistique Montréal

Los Variants

Musical multicultural collective

Los Variants is the brain child of Vince Maccarone; this 7 piece super multicultural collective combines elements of Jazz, AfroFunk, Cuban and Middle Eastern melodies to create a seamless mosaic of international groove.

Upcoming Shows

June 7, 2019at 8:30 pm
Hugh’s Room , Toronto, Ontario

July 27, 2019at 7:30 pm
Silence Sounds – Guelph, Ontario

Ahmed Ag Kaedy

Classic desert blues

Ahmed Ag Kaedy’s story begins in the heart of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains in northeastern Mali where he honed his modern variation of the classic desert blues sound.

Ahmed’s lyrics have evolved beyond the ancient calls of rebellion to the need for education in the community and call for the construction of a large united Mali — all ideas that Kaedy calls “the real rebellion”


• Akaline Kidal – March 2019
• Orion Congregation 2018
• Onom Agemo and the Disco Jumpers 2017 (Guest musician)
• Amanar de Kidal – Tumastin 2015
• Alghafiat, 2010


•  Mali Blues – Directed by Lutz Gregor in 2016