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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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United Reformed Church, Redland
London Bulgarian Choir, workshop and concert
A workshop and concert from London Bulgarian Choir, led by Dessislava Stefanova
The Old Market Assembly
Free: DJ Ru Robinson
Sets filled with the tropical flavours of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean
Fringe Jazz
HUW WARREN / MARK LOCKHEART QUARTET
Two major stars of British Jazz reunite in a new quartet
LEFTBANK
LA BOMBA
Vintage Afro / Latin vinyl
The Cloak and Dagger
Jimi Can
Shake away the January blues with some tropical gypsy music from Jimi Can
The Love Inn
Cosmic Tropicana with Ruby Savage
We are super excited to be bringing Ruby Savage to the Love Inn for her Bristol debut!
To The Moon
La Rumba - Afro/Latin Night - Free Entry
Afro/Afro-Latin music for wild dancing and good times
To The Moon
La Rumba - Afro/Latin night
Afro/Latin drum-heavy music all night
Fringe Jazz
THE MUSIC OF PAT METHENY
All star line-up pay tribute to the music of Pat Metheny
The Trinity Centre
KOKOROKO
A young, London based Afrobeat 8-Piece band led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback Open Stage
The spirit of collaboration
Crofters Rights
Club Djembe's Winter Warmer with Tash LC
Club Djembe invite Tash LC, GotSome, Ngaio, DJ Polo & Glade Marie to shake off those January blues
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 012
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
El Rincon
Presidents Of Parp
Rollicking brass quintet
Crofters Rights
Bodywork + Satsumas
An injection of much needed Vitamin C delivered by Satsumas disco juice.
Fringe Jazz
PAUL DUNMALL & JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET
Two giants of post-Coltrane improvised music together in one band for the fist time.
The Love Inn
Deep Fried Funk ft. Melotone
An evening of grooves, sexy moves and heavy thumping beats.
Cosies
Absolute Body Control
Red Rack'em, Nathan Worm & Saeph
The Elmer's Arms
Sister Squish: Chapter 1
Danceable rarities for the nation
LEFTBANK
Traditional Nuggets Live
Balkanesque Stomp, Breaks, Fiddle and Beats
St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Sommerville Road. BS6 5BX
Windborne Singers, workshop
A vocal workshop from the Windborne Singers, featuring polyphony from around the world
St Bartholomew's Church, Maurice Road. BS6 5BZ
Windborne Singers, concert
A concert from the Windborne Singers, featuring polyphony from around the world
Jam Jar
Jubba presents... Aid Box Community Fundraiser
Guaranteed feel good vibes to raise money Aid Box Community
Mr Wolfs
8pm SongSmith Sunday @Mr Wolf's
8pm SongSmith Sunday @Mr Wolf's ft PonyBoy and the GoldenSound / The Shiny Blue Demons / Martin James
The Hen & Chicken
Cafe Del Mundo: Famous Tracks
They’re back at The Hen & Chicken, Café del Mundo are presenting their new album “Famous Tracks”, recorded at Abbey Rd Studios.
Jam Jar
Samedia Shebeen
An immersive tropical den direct from Scotland. Fiery afrobeat and Latin club sounds. Full decor takeover.
The Old Market Assembly
Dele Sosimi
One of the most important voices of Afrobeat
The Old England Pub
CVBA / Beefywink / Vienna Youth
Post-hardcore, post-punk and shoegaze from across the UK
Arnolfini
Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler (Wa Album Release)
The scintillating oud/electronics duo return for the release of their third album ‘Wa’.
Fiddlers
The Abyssinians
The Abyssinians Live 'N' Direct From Jamaica
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