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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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Jam Jar
Ashanti Beats Fundraiser
Ashanti Beats presents a night of glory music, full of tropical beats and only good vibes to make your feet move!
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper (P.A)
Live funky hip-hop from the LA/Bristol connection
The Attic Bar
Necktr / Madly / Area Boys
with DJ support for LittleBoSelecta
Carnival Bristol
Reggae / Dub / Jungle / Afrobeat / Dancehall / Soca / Calypso
Dial Africa
Afro-centric club night focused on music from across the continent
Faraway Cocktail Club
Club Djembe: Bamz, DJ Polo, Ngaio, DJ Stolen
Club Djembe will be bringing some much needed winter warmth to the heart of Bristol, showcasing the best in Afro, Latin, Tribal, Funky House
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
The Old Market Assembly
2 Years of Showcasing the best in Latin Bass
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. Distro / AAEE / Motu / Koast
Grab a bunch of top talent and pair them up for a sure-fire party thriller
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Feat. Distro / AAEE / Motu / Koast
Our first TUN UP of 2019 and its a belter..
Fringe Jazz
Two major International Jazz Musicians in one band.
Salt Cafe
Rosalind Moreno-Parra
A passionate fusion of Ladino, Latino, Tango & Spanish folk
Worm Disco Club w/Arp Frique "Afro-Boogie Special"
A 6hr special with DJs and headliner 7 piece band from Amsterdam, "Arp Frique & Family"
Los Mercenarios
Huge Latin funk from Bristol's finest
The Canteen
RSVP Bhangra
Prepare yourself for a storming Saturday night with RSVP Bhangra
Ruffnek Diskotek ft Cardinal Sound
Soca, UK Funky, Dancehall & Afrobeats
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
The Cube
The Canteen
One of those delicious multicultural meltdowns from the UK world music scene.
The Old Market Assembly
No Go Stop
A 12-piece Afrobeat collective you wouldn't want to miss.
Crofters Rights
Chai Wallahs 20th Year - Homecoming
Chai Wallahs 20th Anniversary Celebrations Start In Our Home Town
The Attic Bar
Baraka / Camo Clave / DJ Ngaio
A unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Dominica, Trinidad and Southern Ireland.
Crofters Rights
Hyphen Launch w/ Ruf Dug (NTS / Ruf Kutz)
Hyphen is a new party series bringing the best in House and Techno to Bristol with a focus on booking the most exciting upcoming talent.
The Old Market Assembly
Afrik Bawantu
Afrik Bawantu infuses traditional roots with a myriad of brass intertwined.
The Attic Bar
Kel Assouf "Black Tenere" Album Tour
‘Tuareg influences fuse with heavy rock guitars and keyboard solos in full-tilt songs about love, hypocrisy and exile’
The Old England Pub
Stolen Body presents: Ouzo Bazooka
Ouzo Bazooka (Isreal) return to Bristol fresh off the release of their new album Transporter.
Soma Soma
Psychedelic Brazilian Music
Deck A Dance 002 - Horse Meat Disco
Welcome to Deck-A-Dance; a series of eclectic dance parties, hosted by Crew Love's very own.
Crofters Rights
Samedia Shebeen
African Beats, Tropical Action, Immersive Decor
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
Dial Africa
Afro-centric club night focused on music from across the continent
The Boxing Club
Club Blanco w/ Moscoman
A late night magic carpet ride
The Trinity Centre
Ibibio Sound Machine + support
Dance floor filling superstars Ibibio Sound Machine return to Bristol
The Cube
Vula Viel - “Do Not Be Afraid” Album Tour
Described as “Ghanaian minimalism”, with the unassuming ability to blur the lines between atmospheres – Vula Viel’s sound may nod to Steve R
The Lanes
Etuk Ubong & Full Band (Nigerian Afro-Jazz)
Afrobeat infused Jazz from a 9 piece Nigerian band.
Sounds from across the world blended for your dancing pleasure...