Today we're celebrating the artists whose Sofar performances have accrued over one million views on Youtube. Whether you’re in search of new artists to add to your playlist this month, or looking for a quick escape from your workday, we’ve compiled some thrilling and inspiring videos from talented artists that are so worth sharing. These videos might make us miss seeing shows in real life, but they also remind us why live music is so cherished in the first place.
Nina Oliveira is a singer-songwriter from Guarulhos, São Paulo. Her music is popular and rich in rhythm and melody, with a mixture of Brazilian elements and poetry that praises the strength and role of the black woman. Her acoustic performance of "Dandara" is powerful enough to give us goosebumps and light enough to make us dance.
One of pop's brightest rising stars, Lauv has wowed us with multi-platinum songs like "I Like Me Better" and "I"m so tired". Watch his cozy performance of the catchiest song of the decade in a loft in London.
The three different voices of Los Corrientes tell everyday stories from a real and rebellious perspective full of party and power. Performing in the main stages of Ecuador top festivals, Los Corrientes are constantly reinventing themselves. Watch this energetic performance to get your body and spirits moving.
ENG Bass player Kuba Tracz and singer Igor Walaszek met in the rock band Clock Machine, and eventually decided they should play dance music together. What they lacked in experience they made up for with talent and energy. See for yourself in this stunning show from an apartment in Krakow.
Fémina is a trio of female Patagonian singer songwriters whose diverse songs are characterized by show-stopping harmonies and a magical on-stage chemistry. Their live shows are often theatrical in nature, and mix a variety of Latin American genres with rap, spoken word and beautiful melodies. This magical performance from NYC is no exception.
InWhite is a Russian indie band with powerful songs that are both sweeping and soft. Watch their show from Moscow and all in love with their gorgeous vocals and sweet melodies.
Sümbültepe can be called a musical storyteller. As a new generation singer-song writer, she navigates between styles according to the spirit of the story she tells. Listen for enchanting jazz and gorgeous vocals.
Rupatrupa is a musical project created and directed by Roberto Ruido. He uses well-known rhythms, like reggae and rumba, that recreate the essence of the street music that inspires him. Close your eyes and listen to this show to be transported to a foreign street cafe.
Khruangbin is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald "DJ" Johnson on drums. The globetrotting Texan trio's sound is rooted in classic soul & RnB and informed by psychedelia, dub and music from around the world.
Pedrina y Rio is an alternative pop band from Colombia with enchanting duets and high energy shows like this one.
Ankur Tewari is a singer-songwriter and well-known Bollywood lyricist and composer. Paired with The Ghalat Family, together they create what they best describe as Urdu and Hindi — easy acoustic ballads folk and rock. His lyrics form an emotional connect with the audience, creating an overwhelming and immersive live set.
Find new music and incredible artists performing every week in the Sofar listening room, where independent artists around the world livestream performances every day at 3pm EST.
Header image is of Fémina performing in NYC.