All Night Freedom Festival, Rich Mix, March 27

Posted on March 19th, 2015 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


Soumik Datta and London’s Rich Mix present a full 12-hours of live music from some of the best young artists 

Starting at 8pm on March 27, Rich Mix will host an epic 12-hour all-night music festival of back-to-back performances by some of the best young artists around, as curated by saord player Soumik Datta (pictured).

The Freedom Festival will feature 15 artists and everything from a young Afghan rubab prodigy to modern Palestinian dabke dance, allowing you the freedom to party, listen, dance or just hang out to some excellent music all evening long. The festival aims to highlight ‘the relationship between artists and national independence, and to celebrate the art of these groups, which consciously or subconsciously, reflect their nation’s liberty.’

The full line-up:

8:00pm – Saachi Sen: Young British-Indian singer-songwriter
9:00pm – Kefaya: Reworked revolutionary anthems and world folk grooves
11:00pm – Shammi Pithia & Flux: The bansuri player and his band who recently top iTunes world music chart
1:00am – Khiyo Acoustic: A modern take on Bengali folk, film and protest songs
3:00am – 47Soul & Al Zaytouna: Modern dabke music and dance from Palestine
5:00am – Circle of Sound: Sarod and percussion duet, Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger
7:00am – Quest Ensemble: A unique piano trio fusing chamber, jazz, folk and 20th-century classical music

10:00pm – Fiona Bevan: Folk-pop singer-songwriter
12:00am – Samay: Indo-jazz trio with saxophone, tabla and bass
2:00am – Soumik Datta & Shahbaz Hussain: Indian classical improvisation on sarod and tabla
4:00am – Rosabella Gregory: Half Egyptian singer-songwriter
6:00am – Saphwat Simab: Young Afghan rubab prodigy

Tickets are available on the Rich Mix website.

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