Gilles Peterson’s annual music celebration returns to London’s KOKO on January 17 with performances from Orlando Julius*, The Heliocentrics and Clap! Clap!
*Orlando Julius has had to unfortunately pull out of his UK trip.
Now in its tenth year, the Worldwide Awards is a celebration of the finest emerging talent and an opportunity to re-introduce veterans of the scene. BBC 6Music presenter and Brownswood Records founder, Gilles Peterson, continues to be a purveyor of new global sounds and the eight-hour awards show is an opportunity to champion the best artists from the past year.
Notable performances at this year’s show include Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius & the Heliocentrics, whose Jaiyede Afro was a Top of the World in issue #103, and Italian producer Clap! Clap! whose use of field-recording sampling and signature percussive drive culminated in one of 2014’s best albums. Other artists include renowned saxophonist Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) and Brooklyn-based producer Taylor McFerrin.
There is also a public vote to decide the Album of the Year and The Footpatrol Track of the Year accolades. Register your vote here. Tickets for the event and more information can be found at www.gillespetersonworldwide.com.