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Bristol's World Music Gigs

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Bristol's World Scene

Everyone knows that Bristol is a true melting pot of cultures and it comes as no surprise that the city has a healthy world music scene which manages to avoid the cliche. The on-trend big names in world music like William Onyeabor, Ebo Taylor or the Kuti family usually find themselves at home in Bristol’s Colston Hall. Occasional headliners can also be found at The Fleece and the Trinity Centre. St George’s hosts regular world music events covering more traditional music from Senegal, Mozambique and South Africa, where instruments like the kora and mbira are commonplace.

Locally, Bristol is home to some very talented ‘world music’ musicians. Afrobeat stalwarts like Mankala and No Stop Go (formerly Bristol Afrobeat Project) play smaller venues like The Canteen and The Old Market Assembly but also get the opportunity to support international bands at larger Bristol venues.

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The Attic Bar
TUN UP! 5th Birthday Ft. Scratcha DVA
TUN UP! celebrating our 5th Birthday is fine style
To The Moon
Abacaxi: Brazilian Music All Night - DJ La Rumba
DJ La Rumba plays music from Brazil all night, for wild dancing and good times!
Fringe Jazz
Al Swainger's Biophosmos with special guest star guitarist Ant Law.
Stay Put at Cosies!
Noods Radio stalwarts Stay Put host their first dance at Cosies
The Loco Klub
Deviate Introduces: Ruben Cane
Funk Filled Live Band EP Launch Plus Late Night Clubnight
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 011
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
Crofters Rights
On The Corner x Erratic Batting
The worldly Pete On The Corner teams up with oddball selectors, Erratic Batting!
St George's
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool by The Fantasy Orch
The Fantasy Orchestra present Radiohead's luscious masterpiece + a brief history of exotica
Hailing from Congo’s Kinshasa, KOKOKO! make explosive protest music using self-made instruments
The Gallimaufry
Improvised West Africa rhythms
Fringe Jazz
Brilliant violinist and multi award winning jazz pianist and their quartet.
Absolute Body Control
Red Rack'em hosts a night at Cosies with special guest Saeph.
Sambroso All Stars Present The Buena Vista
The beating heart of the Cuban Community, Sambroso, brings together the best Latin musicians to celebrate this iconic album.
Crofters Rights
Drift Continental 008: TC & The Groove Family
Tim Cook and his band infuse Latin Grooves, Afrobeat and Hip Hop into a unbeatable concoction
Pam Pam
Winter Carnival (The Biggest Afro Caribbean Party)
Bashment, Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats... Rep where your from, the music that you like and let's party like if it was Carnival!
El Rincon
Slippery Slope
Foot-stomping acoustic quartet based in Hereford
The Cube
Nanoplex presents - (((On Pa)))
A show for all ages. A playful and joyous a celebration of sounds and objects from our everyday lives.
The Old Market Assembly
Mr Tea and the Minions: End of Tour Party
Mutiny Album Release Tour Closing Party! Free Entry/On Donation
What a year it's been heading into my thirties! Come and celebrate with meee
The Hare on the Hill
La Madrastra
Chilean blood, Bristol heart, Latin sound.
Hi Life Hi Fi w/Ru Robinson & Beau Selecta
Boot stompin' music from across Africa!
The Old Market Assembly
Ají Pa'Ti
Tropical fusion of Salsa, Cumbia, Son and caribbean rhythms
Jam Jar
Ashanti Beats - Samson Sounds
A night of heavyweight Reggae and Dub
The Trinity Centre
A young, London based Afrobeat 8-Piece band led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey