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The African and Asian alternative database - experimental, noise and alternative electronic music from underrated continents.

Hello, this page is under perpetual construction. The aim of the database is to let people know that alternative electronic, experimental and noise music also exist in Asia and Africa, I hope it can help artists, labels, media and currators to connect and help each others. Once per month I also present an hour (sometimes more) of African, Asian and Latin American experimental, noise and avant-garde music at Staalplaat Radio

Some territories are listed but I guess would never contain any musicians related to this kind of music. On the other hand some territories are not listed (Russia, Akrotiri and Dhekelia) for some reasons you may understand, Japan neither as the list would be too big and many databases already exist I decided to not add any artists at the present time. I'll redirect you the the best database(s) I will find one day or another.

As some names are not written in traditional Roman characters some of you may encounter several problems to read those.

If you feel some things should be added, changed, sorted in another way, links missing, links broken, if you see any mistakes, feel free to contact me.

Not all territories or unrecognised countries are listed here, for a full list please check these links of active autonomist and cecessionist movements, this one of United Nations list of non-self-governing territories and this one of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization.

Regarding the artists, labels, etc., it work like this : [Name] [(members eventually)] [Links] [Genres] [Year they started if I find it]. If some artists don't live in their native country, a comment is added.

Regarding genres, in some case, I found several black or death metal band that released one or more dark ambient records, they are then listed here. Some forms of hip hop are not far from electronica/electro or even industrial, I then decided to list those which have some connexions to those underground styles but not all, such as with some metal bands or rock, grindcore, etc.: the limit between noise or electronic is not always so clear (and that's good so !). But I'm not planning to collect all techno, trance, dance, rap, hip hop, kwaito, shangaan electro, kuduro, electro chaabi (...) artists possible !

Thanks for visiting this page, thanks for any help, I hope you'll enjoy the project. (And thanks to all people who help(ed) me already by providing links and contacts !)

Last update 04 April 2014 (some links updated/added) ; thanks a lot to all who sent me many new links since the this page is on line !!!!

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Abkhazia

Afghanistan

Audio artists

Algeria

Audio artists

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Magazine

Radio

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Angola

Audio artists

Armenia

Audio artists

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Azerbaijan

Audio artists

Bahrain

Audio artists

Bangladesh

Audio artists

Blog/Portal

Benin

Bhutan

Botswana

British Indian Ocean Territory

Brunei Darussalam

Burkina Faso

Audio artists

Burundi

Cambodia

Audio artists

Cameroon

Audio artists

Canary Islands

Audio artists

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Radio

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

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Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Ceuta

Chad

China

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Christmas Islands

Cocos Islands

Comoros

Congo

Congo, DR

Audio artists

Côte d'Ivoire

Cyprus

Audio artists

Labels

Cyprus (North)

Djibouti

Egypt

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Radio

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Audio artists

Ghana

Audio artists

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Hong Kong

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India

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Indonesia

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Forum

Iran

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Iraq

Audio artists

Israel

Audio artists

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Forum

Radio

Jordan

Kenya

Kazakhstan

Audio artists

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao [PDR]

Audio artist

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Lebanon

Audio artists

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Radio

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Lesotho

Liberia

Lybia

Macau

Audio artists

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Distributors/Shops

Madagascar

Audio artists

Madeira

Audio artists

Malaysia

Audio artists

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Magazine, Blog

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Maldives

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Audio artists

Mayotte

Melilla

Mongolia

Audio artists

Morocco

Audio artists

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Magazine, Blog

Radio

Mozambique

Myanmar

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Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

Nagorno-Karabakh

Namibia

Niger

Audio artists

Nigeria

Audio artists

Nepal

North Korea

Oman

Audio artists

Pakistan

Audio artists

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Palestine

Audio artists

Philippines

Audio artists

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Magazine

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Puntland

Qatar

Réunion

Audio artists

Rwanda

Saint Helena

São Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Audio artists

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Audio artists

Singapore

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Somalia

Somaliland

South Africa

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Forum

South Korea

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South Ossetia

Southern Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Swaziland

Syria

Audio artists

Taiwan

Audio artists

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Tajikistan

Tanzania

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Thailand

Audio artists

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Tibet

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Timor-Leste

Togo

Tunisia

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Turkey

Audio artists

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Turkmenistan

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

Audio artists

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Uzbekistan

Audio artists

Magazine

Vietnam

Audio artists

Label

Magazines

Parties / Events / Venues / Booking / Festivals/ Schools / Centres

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

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