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Win tickets to see Portico Quartet

Posted on April 9th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

©Fabrice Bourgelle

Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet play at Camden’s KOKO on April 17 

Celebrating the release of their new double album Live/Remix on Real World Records, the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet bring their unique, electronic sound to Camden’s KOKO on April 17, and Songlines has a pair of tickets to give away.

There will also be support from Anchorsong (Tru Thoughts) and a DJ set from Southbank Center Artist in Residence, Micachu.

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Portico Quartet at London’s Koko, April 17

Posted on March 12th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

©Fabrice Bourgelle

Celebrating the release of their new album Live/ Remix, the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet will be playing at Camden’s Koko on 17 April. The East London band’s collaborative music-making results in an impressive and indefinable sound. Drawing inspiration from electronica, ambient, classical and dance music, they create a strange but beautiful futuristic music.

The double album was recorded live, and will be out on Real World Records on March 25.

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More acts added to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards

Posted on January 10th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Now in its eighth year, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards has announced further additions to its line up. The event at London’s KOKO on January 19 will see a combination of emerging artists and established musicians coming together for an evening of live performances, collaborations and DJ sets.  

BBC 6Music presenter and record label owner Peterson has been heralded for his support of new artists, and shares his eclectic musical interests on his weekly Saturday show. Gilles provided his playlist for Songlines in issue #66 (March 2010). 

The 6Music presenter’s annual awards promises performances from Nick Mulvey, formerly of the Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet; Brazilian singer-songwriter Marcos Valle, Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine and Mala in Cuba, signed by Peterson’s own Brownswood label and collaborator on the on-going Havana Cultura project





The full line-up will include:

Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine

Marcos Valle

The Invisible

Nick Mulvey

Natalie Duncan

The Greg Foat Group

Hello Skinny

Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote

Andrew Ashong
Mala in Cuba
Stubborn Heart


Mr Raoul K


Alex Patchwork
Owiny Sigoma Sound System

See the highlights from last year’s awards below:

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WOMAD Sicily 2012 (July 5-8 2012)

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

On Thursday February 10 Peter Gabriel formally introduced this year’s WOMAD Sicily festival to the press at the Italina Cultural Institute, London.

Joined by Sicilian musician Roy Paci and members of the Sicilian tourism board, a Q&A session took place on the four-day event that looks sure to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival calendar.

Now in its 15th year on the idyllic unclouded skies of Sicily off the southern tip of Italy, the city of Palermo’s open air Tearo di Verdura will play host to this globally renowned event. Surrounded by a rich tapestry of historic architecture, the festival takes place on an island where cross-cultural integration from both West and East are embedded in its history and ethos.

Now in its 30th year, WOMAD itself continues to expand throughout the world under Peter Gabriel’s watchful eye. Performing there himself in 2004, Gabriel describes Sicily as “a magical place” and is “pleased to re-invite the world to the island.” With sincere adoration shown towards the Italian governmental support for the event, a great working partnership has clearly been established.

Questioned on the future of WOMAD, operations and events director Chris Smith stated his interest in the East, with even Siberia thrown in the mix as a possible future destination! Cooperation between WOMAD, tourism and government is evidently crucial, with Smith commenting, “we will go anywhere if the partnership works.”

So far confirmed acts include The Portico Quartet, Hanggai and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.

More information about the festival can be found at

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