Beyond the Beat: An Exhibition of Global Music Photography, March 28 – April 23

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


Royal Albert Hall & Songlines Magazine present ‘Beyond the Beat’, an exhibition of global music photography

We’ve always said at Songlines that music is a window on the world and that’s made clear at a unique exhibition of world music photography to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April. All 13 exhibiting photographers have had their work published within the pages of Songlines, and the breadth of subjects, textures and styles in their photographs is as wide as the world itself: Sufi trance from Morocco, Gypsy brass from Romania, Touareg guitarists from the Sahara, Colombian cowboys, Mexican divas, griots from Mali, Asian dancers… the list goes on and on.


Images of many of the great musical names will be on show including Fela Kuti, Tinariwen, Amjad Ali Khan, Cesaria Evora, Djivan Gasparyan as well as many more lesser-known artists. Never before has such a broad range of musical subjects been covered in a single photographic exhibition. The pictures will also be available to purchase. Across these pages, we present a sample of the exhibition, but if you can, go beyond the beat and feast your ears through your eyes!

The exhibition will be on display in the Royal Albert Hall’s Amphi Corridor and can be viewed when attending a performance between March 28 and April 23 2017, or on the following free open days:

Saturday April 1: 10am-4pm
Sunday April 2: 10am-4pm
Sunday April 16: 10am-1pm
Saturday April 22: 10am-1pm
Sunday April 23: 10am-1pm

+ MORE Beyond the Beat is curated by Andy Morgan, Dave Gamble and Songlines and is sponsored by Niche Frames
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All the displayed works will be on sale.

The participating photographers are: Miriam Abdulla; Simon Broughton; Arnhel De Serra; Thomas Dorn; Julio Etchart; Aubrey Fagon; Alex Harvey-Brown; Sarah Hickson; Cath Legras; Elly Lucas; Andy Morgan; Bartek Muracki; Alex Robinson.

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