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London International Arts Festival 2017

London International Arts Festival 2017

31st October 2017  |  News  |  Comments Off on London International Arts Festival 2017


Photo of Kefaya by Miriam Abdulla

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.

African-Caribbean What’s On

27th October 2017  |  News  |  Comments Off on African-Caribbean What’s On

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21st October 2017  |  News  |  Comments Off on STORY OF REGGAE IN BRITAIN ! Sage, 5th December

You may know the artists, but do you know the story behind them? A great new production called The Story of Reggae is premiered at Sage Gateshead on 5th December. With an evening of spoken word, music and film, renowned dub reggae master Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell will take the audience on an immersive journey through […]

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The Tempest – Bilimankhwe International – 28 October

21st October 2017  |  News  |  Comments Off on The Tempest – Bilimankhwe International – 28 October

28 October at 8pm, tickets £10 from Northern Stage – This pared-down, intense, urban production of Shakespeare’s last play features the stunning contemporary African dance choreography of Shyne Phiri. It is powerful, passionate, and of course magical. By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to […]

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Tru Thoughts 18th birthday

Tru Thoughts 18th birthday

10th October 2017  |  News  |  Comments Off on Tru Thoughts 18th birthday

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Iconic music label Tru Thoughts celebrate their 18th year with an all-day event at London’s Roundhouse 

On Saturday October 21, independent music label Tru Thoughts teams up with Soundcrash and the Roundhouse in Camden to create an all-day, festival-style 18th birthday celebration. Set to be the biggest event in the label’s impressive history, the day will feature headline sets from Tru Thoughts artists Hot 8 Brass Band (pictured), Quantic (DJ set), Alice Russell and Rodney P, along with a craft beer festival, pop-up food vendors and a vinyl market.

Performing across three stages, artists set to appear at the event include

Quantic (DJ set)
Hot 8 Brass Band
Alice Russell
Rodney P
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins
Nostalgia 77 (DJ Set)
Belleruche (DJ Modest Set)
Bryony Jarman-Pinto
TM Juke (DJ Set)
Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts A&R)

Tru Thoughts fans can also celebrate in the label’s hometown of Brighton on Wednesday October 18. For more information and to buy tickets for Brighton, click here, and for London, click here.