Nicolle Meyer is recognizable to most who know her as a model for her work with photographer Guy Bourdin. She was also a member of the German post-punk group Fred Banana Combo, who recorded with Neu! & Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank in the early 80s.
Greg Vandike's Animation sounds like a blueprint for Destroyer's (still terrific) Yr Blues album (along with the MIDI trumpets of King's Quest.)
From Argentina, Mercedes Sosa's magic voice with a (possibly kitsch) ballad about a lost blue unicorn, and from Chile, Quilapayún, the leading group of the politically engaged Nueva canción movement.