courtesy of Irja Halasz

Irja Halasz

This journalist seeks those hard-to-get-into places…

Coordinates: Mongolia

courtesy of Leah Kohlenberg

Grace Ma

Amazing Grace is a Hong Kong hostess serving up art and politics to locals and gweilos alike.

Coordinates: China

courtesy of Nikki Hall

Nikki Hall

This hairdresser-turned-truckin’ queen has taken it on the road…

Coordinates: United Kingdom

Mari Kaasinen

Her group Varttina, with roots reaching back to her toddler days, is now garnering an international reputation for its unique blend of contemporary folk music and Karelian and Finno-Ugric “runo songs.” When she’s not performing, she’s teaching and passing on regional musical traditions to local kids.

Coordinates: Finland

courtesy of Liu Sola

Liu Sola

Experience the haunting sounds of this counter-culture creatrix.

Coordinates: China | United States



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