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The Aboriginal singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has sadly been forced to cancel his tour in Europe this summer, including dates at BT River of Music in London next weekend and WOMAD Charlton Park.
This is the second time Gurrumul has had to cancel dates – his tour in the summer of 2010 was cancelled for similar health reasons. However, he returned to the UK in October 2011 where he played to a packed hall at the Barbican. More recently Gurrumul performed with a star-studded line-up in front of Buckingham Palace in June for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. He can also be seen (although sadly not heard terribly well, amid the voices of the Military Wives choir) on Gary Barlow’s super saccharine ‘Sing’ video. A behind-the-scenes book about Gurrumul’s incredible career to date is due to be published next spring.
We wish him well and hope he makes a quick recovery.
Photo of Transglobal Underground by Neil Walton
There is still time to book your tickets for the BT River of Music Asia Stage at the Battersea Park, July 21-22.
The stage will feature iconic artists including Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, Transglobal Underground, and the Pakistani qawwali maestro Asif Ali Khan. Also to perform over the course of the weekend are the Bamboo Pearl Orchestra, Bardic Divas, Gongg Linna, Homayun Sakhi, Kayhan Kalhor, Kronos Quartet, Sanchita Farruque, Alif Ensemble, Arun Ghosh Arkestra Makara and In Transit.
Tickets are free, though there is a small booking fee of £3. For more details on the line-up or how to book your ticket, please visit the BT River of Music website: www.btriverofmusic.com.
Photo of Angélique Kidjo by Jed Root
The stage will feature iconic African artists including Angélique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, and Staff Benda Bilili. Also to perform over the course of the weekend are Justin Adams and The Invisible Republic of JuJu, King Sunny Ade, Seckou Keita, the Bantamba Syndicate, Krar Collective, Muntu Valdo and the Noisettes.
Tickets are free, though there is a small booking fee of £3. Tickets for the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania stages have already been released. For more details on the line-up or how to book your ticket, please visit the BT River of Music website: www.btriverofmusic.com.