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Live | Musicport Festival 2015, October 16-18

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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The 16th Musicport Festival returns to Whitby, North Yorkshire this October

Acts from around the globe will converge at Whitby Pavilion in October for three days of musical festivity. Now in its 16th year, the Musicport returns from October 16-18, with a host of reputable musicians, who will bring five stages to life.

Headlining the Friday night slot is Terry Hall (lead vocalist of The Specials) with a DJ set, before the London-based world fusion group Transglobal Underground (pictured above) take the Saturday headline slot and acclaimed musician Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band round off the weekend on Sunday.

Other performers include the Catalonian salsa orchestra Tromboranga, the British folk singer Emily Portman, fiery Finnish fiddle group Frigg, folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow, Tibetan singer Ngawang Lodup, singer-songwriter Paul Armfield and many more. There will also be the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards Ceremony, an event celebrating the region’s local music scene and fresh talent.

Tickets for the entire weekend are priced at £99 (£95 concessions), while 11-18 year olds get half price entry and under-11s are free. Day-tickets are also available.

For tickets and more information, including a list of confirmed acts, visit musicportfestival.com or call 01947 603475.

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October 2014: Top 10 UK Live Events

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

With post-summer blues setting in, here’s our guide to the top 10 gigs in October to reinvigorate you with a list of the best concerts happening this month!

Faustus

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Faustus will tour the entire breadth of the country this October on a mammoth 16-date tour. The trio – consisting of melodeon player and singer Saul Rose, and Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) – released their sophomore album Broken Down Gentlemen last year to great acclaim, and are a strong force in the British folk scene, with an impetus on bringing freshness and vigour to the idiom.

Where & When: Across the UK, October 2-29 More info

 

While and Matthews

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This October sees Chris While and Julie Matthews set off on their 20th anniversary tour to celebrate their illustrious career, which has seen them release ten albums and tour across the world.

Where & When: Across the UK, October 3-November 26 More info

 

Anoushka Shankar with Tanmoy Bose, Pirashanna Thevarajah, Sanjeev Shankar, & Kenji Ota

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Following the wonderful news that Anoushka Shankar will be expecting her second born in the next few months, this is now her only remaining UK date this autumn, so be sure not to miss out! She is joined by a star-studded line-up including tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose, multi-percussionist Pirashanna Thevarajah, shehnai player Sanjeev Shankar, and sitar player Kenji Ota.

Where & When: Sam Wannamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, October 4 More info.

 

Dobet Gnahoré

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The Grammy-winning songstress from the Ivory Coast will grace our shores for seven dates this October. As part of the Na Dre Dance Tour she will be joined by a full band and a cast of contemporary African dancers. The Rich Mix event – October 10 – will also play host to a DJ set from African Night Fever.

Where & When: Across the UK, October 8-15 More info.

 

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

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One of the busiest and hard-working Afrobeat ambassadors will take the stage for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room as part of Songlines Presents this October. Dele was a co-founder of Postive Force with Femi Kuti, and was also one of the youngest players in Fela Kuti’Egypt 80. He is renowned for his marathon-length shows that he delivers every few months at the New Empowering Church in Hackney, and expect the energy levels to be just as high in this intimate setting. 

Where & When: Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, October 11 More info

 

Musicport Festival

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An all-star cast will once again descend upon Whitby for a weekend of fantastic music at the Whitby Pavilion. The winner of the 2013 Fatea award for Best Indoor Festival in has a stellar line-up stretched across the three days. Friday sees an upbeat showing with Yaaba Funk headlining and support from Idlewild and Leeds based power-klezmer group Tantz. Saturday’s bill is topped by Lo’Jo, while Sunday’s impressive cast – including performances from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and O’Hooley and Tidow – is headed up by the wonderful duo of Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (pictured).

Where & When: Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, October 17-19 More info

 

Balkan Beat Box & Dub Inc

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New-York natives Balkan Beat Box take their exhilarating live show to London’s KOKO this October. Their combination of hip-hop, klezmer, reggae and Middle Eastern music is underpinned by a frenetic energy, propelled by their inimitable front man Tomer Yosef. They have support from the equally unrelenting Dub Inc.

Where & When: KOKO, London, October 22 More info

 

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian with the Shahnaz Ensemble

The incredibly talented Persian classical singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian will play the Hammersmith Apollo at the end of October in what promises to be an incredible show. An esteemed performer in his own right, Shajarian has also collaborated with Kayhan Kalhor on the exquisite Night, Silence, Desert. He will also play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on October 22.

Where & When: Edinburgh, October 22 More info & Hammersmith Apollo, London, October 26 More info

 

Hugh Masekela & Somi

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It’s been 55 years since Masekela formed the Jazz Epistles, along with Abdullah Ibrahim, and he’s still going strong. As one of the foremost proponents of South Africa’s jazz heritage, it’s always a big occasion when Masekela comes to town. He’ll be supported by jazz vocalist Somi, who has recently collaborated with Ibrahim Maalouf.

Where & When: Barbican Centre, London, October 27 More info

 

LIFEM 2014

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Following last year’s focus upon Finnish music, this autumn LIFEM (The London International Festival of Exploratory Music) turns its head to music from South America and Africa. Across the week there will be performances from Brazilian musicians Badi AssadGaio de Lima, Malian singer Ami Koita (read more about her in the new issue, #104 on sale Oct 10), and the acclaimed musicians Amira Kheir (Sudan) and Amadou Diagne (Senegal) [both pictured]. The final night of the festival will see the official launch of Carmen Souza’s live album Live at the Lagny Jazz Festival.

Where & When: King’s Place, London, October 29-November 1 More info

 

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Live | Musicport Festival returns, October 17-19

Posted on September 12th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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Lo’Jo and Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita among the line-up for the 15th Musicport Festival

Situated on England’s glorious north-east coast in Whitby, Musicport is a unique indoor festival experience with a host of reputable musicians bringing its five stages to life.

Songlines Music Awards 2013 winners Lo’Jo will headline along with 2014 winners Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. Other artists performing include Tunisian duo Amine & Hamza, British folk musician Lucy Ward and the ‘diva of the Sudanese desert,’ Amira Kheir.

Tickets for the entire weekend are priced at £95, while 11-18 year olds get half price entry and under-11s are free. Day-tickets are also available.

For tickets and more information, including a list of confirmed acts, visit musicportfestival.com or call 01947 603475.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita perform ‘Bamba’ from Clychau Dibon

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Musicport Festival 2014: Acts announced

Posted on March 6th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita are among the artists named to perform at this year’s Musicport world music festival – October 17-19.

Voted Indoor Festival of the Year at last year’s Fatea Awards, Musicport has gradually established itself as one of the UK’s most eclectic world music events. With Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba confirmed to perform at the festival’s launch event on March 14, the Yorkshire seaside town looks set to once again showcase an array of global musical talent alongside a generous portion of fish & chips.

This year Musicport will welcome the much-lauded musical pairing of Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita to the Whitby Spa Pavillion with Tunisian oud and qanun masters Amine and Hamza. British folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow are also set to appear.

Other notable acts include Robyn Hitchcock, the Lucy Ward  and Bulgarian folk singers the Perunika Trio.

For the full list of names announced and to purchase tickets visit the official website.

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