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Live Preview | Our Latin Thing at the Barbican, July 16

Posted on June 30th, 2016 in Live, Recent posts by .

Roberto Pla

A night dedicated to the Fania All-Stars ensemble will be held at London’s Barbican Centre

Colombian percussionist Roberto Pla (pictured above) will conduct a 20-piece orchestra to perform the music of the Fania All-Stars, the influential Latin American supergroup created amidst the booming salsa scene of the late 60s, spearheaded by New York-based record label Fania Records.

Co-founded by composer Johnny Pacheco and lawyer Jerry Masucci in 1968, the Fania All-Stars performed with a regular turnover of the biggest names of salsa from Grammy Award-winning artist Ray Barretto and Cuban singer Celia Cruz to bassist Bobby Valentín and Pacheco himself. 

Inspired by Our Latin Thing, the 70s film that documented the flourishing New York salsa scene and the group’s seminal live performance at the Cheetah Lounge, Pla’s orchestra will guide the audience through the musical highlights of the collective’s career, performing a majority of their hits that became the soundtrack to an extraordinary movement in music.

Other artists confirmed for the show include DJ and conguero Snowboy, Colombian vibraphone player and bandleader Dorance Lorza, Cuban-born violinist Omar Puente and acclaimed British pianist Alex Wilson.

Tickets are available now.

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Win tickets to The Nile Project at the Barbican on June 19

Posted on June 6th, 2016 in Live, Recent posts by .

The Nile Project

Win a pair of tickets to see The Nile Project at London’s Barbican

The Nile Project, a collective of musicians from North and East Africa, aims to spread cultural and environmental awareness between the countries along the Nile river, bringing to light the diverse cultures that have thrived along the river for centuries through a musical celebration.

Featuring musicians from Egypt, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya, the project highlights cultures affected by the impact of climate change and modern life on the river and is a prime example of overcoming division through artistic collaboration.

We have a pair of tickets to the exclusive event to give away. Simply click here for your chance to win.

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Live Preview | Black Arm Band: dirtsong at the Barbican, May 4 & 5

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 in Live, Recent posts by .

Black Arm Band-©none-Free

Australia’s Black Arm Band to bring the fascinating story of their heritage and homeland to London’s Barbican Centre in May

An evening dedicated to the indigenous culture of Australia is due to make its European premiere at the Barbican Centre on May 4 & 5 at 7:30pm, featuring members of the Black Arm Band, who perform a mix of traditional and contemporary music.

dirtsong is a musical journey inspired by the works of Aboriginal Australian writer Alexis Wright. Set against a lavish backdrop of stunning natural landscapes and poignant text, the show transports the audience to a world that is rarely seen. It is also the Black Arm Band’s third major project since their formation in 2006, and another that reinforces their passion of the quest for social change through the medium of music.

Tickets are available for £15-25 (plus booking fee) through the Barbican website, and by entering the promo code ‘050516’ when purchasing you are entitled to a 20% discount.

Visit the Barbican’s website for more information.

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Win tickets to Kronos Quartet at the Barbican on May 9

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Kronos photographed in San Francisco, CA March 26, 2013©Jay Blakesberg

Win three pairs of tickets to see the Kronos Quartet at London’s Barbican 

Grammy Award-winners Kronos Quartet start their first tour in the UK since 2014 at London’s Barbican Centre on May 9 with an exciting programme of new music. Performing unique arrangements of The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’, works by Laurie Anderson and Komitas, and Terry Riley’s One Earth, One People, One Love. They will also be joined on stage by British folk trio Lau’s Martin Green, who will perform the world premiere of his new piece, Seiche.

We have three pairs of tickets to the exclusive event to give away. Simply click here for your chance to win.

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