First up is Coeur de Pirate. 18-year old Quebec native Béatrice Martin brings a blend of airy vocals and piano pop melodies. I really like French singers, not gonna lie.
Next is Sungha Jung, an 11-year old fingerstyle prodigy from Korea. While not technically world music, he plays covers of well known songs (amazingly, might I add) and has even composed a few of his own. I really think this kid is an amazing guitar player.
Finally, we have Aleks Syntek, a well-known Mexican singer/songwriter and keyboardist. He's worked with many artists in the Latin community, and has an extensive catalogue. My high school Spanish teacher used music in her classes, and I think that really gave me a love of foreign music, especially Spanish stuff. My favorite Syntek song is "Duele el Amor" feat. Ana Toroja, of Mecano (Laika anyone?)