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London International Arts Festival 2017

Posted on October 31st, 2017 in Recent posts by .

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The sixth edition of the London International Arts Festival (LIAF) is back to celebrate the rich cultures of four landmark music venues in London

The London International Arts Festival, presented by Dhruv Arts, will run from November 1-7, with concerts taking place across Kings Place, Rich Mix, Redbridge Town Hall and Vortex. LIAF is curated by the South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, a Songlines Music Awards 2017 nominee for her collaboration with the Bollywood Brass Band. The festival aims to provide a platform for up and coming artists in the capital as well as host premier world music artists.

The line-up is set to include:

Trilok Gurtu + Raga Garage
York/Thornston/Khan + Kefaya Trio
Prince Rama Varma + Ashnaa Sasikaran + Padmashri Prof Dr Yella Venkateshwara Rao + Santhoshi Nair + Mangala Anand + Dhruv Choir
Quest Collective + Fran & Flora
Cleveland Watkiss presents Vocalsuite
Myriad presented by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Chris Gall

To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.

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La Chiva Gantiva releases new music video

Posted on May 16th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

In accordance with their usual mischievous style, La Chiva Gantiva are back with a new music video filled with humour, bordering on absurdity.

Loaded with Colombian slang, astronauts, scientist monkeys and mad air hostesses, this video is not short on entertainment!

The music video for ‘El Ritmo Lo Llevo Yo’, filmed in a Belgian airport hangar, was directed by the leader of the group Rafael Espinel in collaboration with his Belgian university partner Nicolas Moins. ‘El Ritmo Lo Llevo Yo’ is the first single from La Chiva Gantiva’s new album, entitled Despegue (Take-Off). Multiple tours across the world over the past few years have inspired the group to create this ‘Western galactic cumbia’, which invites us to ‘open our eyes and to be protagonists of our own lives.’ It announces an intergalactic take-off (despegue), as seen by astronauts from another world. Space-ships at the ready.

La Chiva Gantiva will be touring across the globe this summer, including a visit to the UK in August. For more info: www.lachivagantiva.com

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World Music Festival Chicago: Bonus CD

Posted on May 12th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

This bonus CD is exclusively available with the June (#128) edition of Songlines

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The World Music Festival Chicago is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the US, showcasing both traditional and contemporary artists at performing arts centres, clubs, public parks, museums, theatres and other venues throughout Chicago – completely free of charge.

The festival has attracted over 800,000 concert-goers and has presented more than 800 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

Click here to find out more.

Tracklisting:

1 Iberi Choir (Georgia) - ‘Khasanbegura’, First (2014)

2. Tcheka (Cape Verde) -‘Strada’, Boka Kafé (2017)

3. Los Hijos de la Montaña (Mexico/North America) - ‘La Bala’, Los Hijos de la Montaña (2015)

4. Beats y Bateria (Cuba) - ‘Baile’, Beats y Bateria (2017)

5. Grand Tapestry (India/California) - ‘Brother’, Grand Tapestry (2016)

6. Mdou Moctar (Niger) - ‘Iblis Amghar’, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015)

7. Feufollet (Louisiana) - ‘Questions Sans Réponses’, Two Universes (2015)

8. Lúnasa (Ireland) - ‘Ryestraw’, Lá Nua (2010)

9. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela) - ‘Sentimiento’, Rural recordings under the mango tree (2016)

10. Vox Sambou (Haiti) - ‘My Rhythm’, The Brasil Session (2016)

11. Underground System (New York) - ‘Bella Ciao’, Bella Ciao (2014)

12. Bitori (Cape Verde) - ‘Bitori Nha Bibinha’, Legend of Funaná, the Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands (2016)

 

+ World Music Festival Chicago 2017 runs from September 8-24. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2q1FYtk

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2017

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and  Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.

Following February’s announcement of the first wave of acts heading to Wiltshire this year, WOMAD have revealed the latest surge of artists who will appear this coming July.

Iconic Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab take to the stage following the release of their new album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng, the Malian vocal superstar and figure of African female emancipation Oumou Sangaré returns to the WOMAD stage for a much-awaited comeback, and folk powerhouse Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band stop off in Wiltshire on a busy year of touring.

 

Other confirmed acts include:

Bixiga 70 (Brasil) 

Malmesbury School Project (UK)

Goat (Sweden)

Orkestra Mendoza (US)

Xáos (Greece/UK)

Bill Laurance (UK)

Tanzania Albinism Society (Tanzania)

King Gurcharan Mall and the Dhol Blasters (UK)

Ska Vengers (India)

Bonga (Angola)

Taiko Meantime (UK)

Inna de Yard (Jamaica)

Officina Zoé (Italy)

Meté Meté (Brazil)

Kuenta i Tambu (The Netherlands)

Beating Heart (UK)

Kakatsitsi, Gubi! Family and Bwiti (Namibia)

 

For tickets and more information visit www.womad.co.uk.

 

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