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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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Fringe Jazz
TONY ORRELL'S BIG TOP
Jazz Propelled by Two Drummers
The Gallimaufry
The Iguanas
Afro, Calypso, Gypsy and Folk
Thekla
Rising Appalachia
Rising Appalachia perform at Thekla
LEFTBANK
Bongo Boogie no.3
Hosted by @Worm Disco Club
The Volunteer Tavern
Monsoon Season Yard Party
An outdoor free party that explores the sounds & grooves of the eastern hemisphere
Crofters Rights
Maf E Tula
Maf E Tula, the ACAM award winning artist form Costa Rica, will be gracing the stage ahead of her summer and autumn festivals
Fringe Jazz
MATT ANDERSON QUARTET
Award winning jazz composer.
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. Swing Ting & Lbee
World famous Swing Ting family are back for some more Tun Up! madness
Bristol Folk House
Rory McLeod
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist,…telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice…in songs, that are
Fringe Jazz
IAIN BALLAMY & JASON REBELLO
Two major International Jazz Musicians in one band.
The Love Inn
PALANCE Ft. Think Tonk (V Recordings)
Think Tonk are Brizzy bound to bring their unique & forward thinking bashy vibes
The Cube
Marisa Anderson + Aughisky + Lorcán Thompson
An epic guitar journey thru American folk, blues + minimalsim + film scores and Tuareg styles
The Old Market Assembly
Don Kipper
7-piece ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London.
Fiddlers
Tony Allen X Amp Fiddler
A riotous exploration of electronic funk, Afrobeat and relentless groove
Thekla
Imarhan
Imarhan perform at Thekla
The Forge
Snazzback
Brilliant Afro-funk outfit
The Old Market Assembly
ONIPA
Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy.
The Cube
Cinema of the Imagination: The King & the Corpse
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling brings its wild haven of fairytales for grown-ups , myth & epic to the Cube!
Cosies
Dial Africa
Afro-centric club night featuring various styles of music from the continent inc. Afrobeat/funk, Ethio-funk, Highlife, Funana, Benga & more
Jam Jar
Flamenco Thief: Full Band Performance
Album Launch night with a full band performance.
Fringe Jazz
PERDATO
Jazz alchemists at work.
Kuumba Centre
WDC + Manana Cuba present: Ariwo and Tezeta LIVE
Cuban, Iranian, Ethiopian and Jazz influences and beyond...
The Passenger Shed
Rockabilly Night Live
AN EVENING OF ROCKABILY GREATNESS WITH MATCHBOX!
The Fleece
Molotov Jukebox with Huw Eddy & The Carnival
The world-renowned party purveyors of contemporary world music Molotov Jukebox, are touring for their 10th Anniversary Tour.
Colston Hall
Baloji + support
Colston Hall Presents at Fiddlers
The Lanes
The Grey Area presents: The Scorpios & Tezeta
Music from the African continent with hints of Jazz and psychedelia.
Cosies
Dial Africa
Afro-centric club night featuring various styles of music from the continent inc. Afrobeat/funk, Ethio-funk, Highlife, Funana, Benga & more
Thekla
Ezra Collective
Ezra Collective perform at Thekla
Thekla
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 perform at Thekla
Colston Hall
Fatoumata Diawara + Témé Tan
Colston Hall Presents at Fiddlers
The Cube
Cinema of the Imagination: Gilgamesh
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling brings its wild haven of fairytales for grown-ups, myth & epic at the Cube.
Thekla
Lucero
Lucero perform at Thekla