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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba announce 2014 tour

Posted on November 7th, 2013 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

Critically acclaimed Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni ba will return to UK shores in March for a nine-date tour, following on from a highly successful string of 2013 British summer festival slots including Glastonbury and Latitude.

Bassekou’s latest album Jama Ko, produced by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire), has received praise by audiences and critics alike, and has spent several months at the top of the European World Music Charts.  The album has also recently been selected as one of Songlines Best Albums of 2013 (to be featured in the next issue).

Jama Ko (meaning a large gathering of people) is the most recent addition to a collection of musical successes that include the Grammy nominated album I Speak Fula (2009) and debut release Segu Blue (2007).

The tour will begin at Manchester’s Band on the Wall on March 11, and will conclude at London’s Union Chapel.


Announced tour dates:

March 11 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
March 12 – The Grand, Clitheroe
March 13 – The Arc, Stockton on Tees
March 15 – The Ropewalk, Barton-upon Humber
March 16 – The Apex ***SAHARA SOUL feat. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba + Sidi Toure***, Bury St Edmonds
March 17 – Arts Centre, Norwich
March 18 – St George, Bristol
March 19 – Howards Assembly Room, Leeds
March 20 – Union Chapel, London

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Vicente Amigo to play Union Chapel, September 24

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

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World renowned flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo to perform a very special show at London’s Union Chapel this September

Vicente Amigo will be performing his eighth studio album, Tierra, in its entirety, along with performances of pieces from his previous releases. Over the past 20 years Amigo has established himself as one of the greatest living flamenco guitarists. His latest record sees him collaborate with artists from a wider musical spectrum, including Mark Knopfler and Capercaillie.


For the concert at Union Chapel, Amigo will be joined by a strong cast of internationally respected musicians, including Guy Fletcher (organ, piano), who produced Tierra.

Tickets are available now, and can be purchased through Eventim here

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Chris Wood new album and UK tour

Posted on May 16th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Chris Wood continues None the Wiser tour

In support of his latest release, folk multi-instrumentalist Chris Wood continues his None the Wiser tour tonight at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn venue. The remaining eight dates include performances London’s Union Chapel and Birmingham’s Glee Club.

A recipient of multiple successes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, most notably winning Folk Singer of the Year in both 2009 and 2011, Wood continues to be an important figurehead at the forefront of the traditional English music scene. 

UK tour dates:

May 16 – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
May 16 – Canterbury, Cathedral Lodge
May 21 – Liverpool, St George’s Hall
May 22 – Birmingham, The Glee Club
May 23 – London, Union Chapel
May 24 – Derby, The Guildhall 
May 25 – Winchester, Discovery Centre
May 26 – Brighton, The Basement


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Deolinda at London’s Union Chapel

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

On Friday April 27, shortly after we announce the Songlines Music Awards 2012 winners, London’s Union Chapel will be home to the 2010 Best Newcomers and Portuguese superstars, Deolinda. 

The quartet is led by singer Ana Bacalhau and features a ukelelem cavaquinho, braguesa, classical guitar and double bass.Their debut album Cançao ao Lado, went platinum in Portugal and secure them a spot among the Songlines Music Awards 2010 winners. This month, they will be performing music from their latest release, Dois Selos e um Carimbo. 

The group has recently made the news by giving voice to the frustration surrounding the Euro debt bubble. Their song, ‘Que Parva Que Eu Sou’ (What a Fool I Am) quickly became the European Baby Boomers’ anthem. The yells of approval during this performance only confirm the group’s ability to relate to the problems that plague more than one million young people in Portugal. 


For more information or to book your tickets, please visit the Union Chapel website

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