whats on - Music
DATES: 29th June 12 -1st Jul 12
OFFER: 20% off day tickets for Fri 29 Jun. To take advantage of this offer simply book online using promo code 20202.
The acclaimed festival travels from Rio de Janeiro to London this summer.
An unprecedented celebration of the African roots in music and culture, a heady mix of funk, reggae, dub, hip hop, samba, and blues.
Featuring three stages of live music and an eclectic line-up of more than twenty Brazilian, UK and international artists, including host Gilberto Gil, plus Macy Gray, Roots Manuva, Amadou & Mariam, Criolo, Luiz Melodia, Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Vieux Farka Touré and many more, the London festival will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in East London, transformed for the occasion by Brazilian visual artists.
The festival will also include talks, debates, exhibitions, drumming displays and workshops involving young musicians from East London and the Pracatum School from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
TIME: Fri 18:00 – 02:00 / Sat 13:00 – 02:00 / Sun 13:00 – 00:00
Please call 020 7638 8891 to book tickets
Old Billingsgate Market used to be home to the world's largest fish market, but the market moved to the Isle of Dogs in the 1980s. The building is now an event space available to hire.
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Philly Driven Riddim
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Old Billingsgate Market16 Lower Thames Street
Visit Old Billingsgate Market website