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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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Crofters Rights
BLG Promotions Present: Brushy One String
BLG Promotions Present: Brushy One String with Dubi Dolczek supporting
the lansdown
The Happening featuring Chai For All
Exciting jazz-tinged klezmer plus support
The Attic Bar
Gadjo
Gadjo return to Bristol for one night only!
The Grain Barge
Shallow Roots
Driving rhythms and melodies with influences of Africa, Spain and Latin-America - and Bristol!
Crofters Rights
Bodywork with Red Rack'em
Fresh meat to the Bristol scene, Red Rack'em is next on the hit-list for our Love Saves the Saturday afterparty!
The Tobacco Factory
Celebrating 25 Years Of Tobacco Factory
Street food, music, circus, puppetry and more
The Canteen
Dance Camp Band 34
Dance Camp Band 34 fronted by Ban Baddoo
Mr Wolfs
Greek Party - Hallouminati + Support from Kefi
Hallouminati will throw their arm over your shoulder and hand you an Ouzo before you can shout “Opa!”
Mr Wolfs
Baraka & Support // Rockit Science
An exhibition of the fruits of multiple cultures coming together for one beautiful cross pollination.
Glastonbury Town Hall
Debashish and Anandi Bhattacharya
Asian Arts Agency presents India's slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya and Songlines Award nominated vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya.
Fringe Jazz
MOSCOW DRUG CLUB
1930's Berlin Cabaret meets Gypsy Jazz and more.
St Mary's Church
Chewing The Fat Tour 2019
This is the first of a 4 date finale tour of James Patrick Gavin's Chewing The Fat
SWX
Hang Massive - Luminous Emptiness
Hang Massive are the worlds most well known Handpan players and are now touring with a brand new audio visual show.
The Old England Pub
ℂℂ01 - ꜱᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴅʟɪɴᴇʀ (ɴɪɢʜᴛ ꜱʟᴜɢꜱ)
A secret night slugs headliner leads affairs at the Old England, joined by a list of DJ's and RC1 soundsystem across 2 rooms.
The Old Market Assembly
Matuki
Catch the Aftrobeat wonders Matuki at TOMA!
The Golden Lion
Gundhi Brothers
Urban beats with world influences
Crofters Rights
Dial Africa Pres. Kalita Records
Afro-Disco specialists Kalita Records come to
LEFTBANK
Tropical Tea Party - Leftbank -Hiphoppapotamus &..
For this more intimate session we welcome a special guest from London, DJ Lorioca,and our Jambada (Joel of the Jam Jar) and Hiphoppapotamus
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek ft Emily Dust
Soca, UK Funky, Afrobeats & Dancehall with Emily Dust, Village Cuts, Dub boy and more!
The Fleece
WDC and Sound UK present; Arwio 'Quasi' UK Tour
Afro-cuban polyrhythms, hypnotic electronics, trumpet & percussive madness.
The Gallimaufry
D.A.M.
Improvised groovy synth washed psychedelia
The Cube
Cinema of Imagination: I Know Not - Sufi Stories
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling brings its wild haven of fairytales for grown-ups to the Cube...
Crofters Rights
Don Kipper
Don Kipper are a multi-award winning sextet led by the formidable Greek-Serbian singer Dunja Botic. Propelled by a rhythm section featuring
The Old Market Assembly
No Go Stop + Area Boys
The mighty 12-piece No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories.
Faraway Cocktail Club
Booty Bass : Bass Choir
Back with a whole new set - Bass Choir returns to Booty Bass along with their signature tunes
The Canteen
Gundhi Brothers
Live electronic showdown blending UK urban beats with world influences.
The Canteen
DeCyphers Hip Hop Session
DeCyphers monthly hip-hop session!
Cafe Kino
Emily Mae Winters "High Romance" Album Release Tou
“A voice that will stop you in your tracks. Siren Serenade will be wrecking ships for decades, the enchantment too hard to resist” Fatea
Fringe Jazz
JOHN PEARCE & DAVE NEWTON BAND
Brilliant violinist and multi award winning jazz pianist and their quartet.
The Canteen
Amodou Diagne & Group Dakar
You won't want to miss this one.
LEFTBANK
SOMA SOMA Album Launch
Afro-Latin groovers celebrate their LP + DJ's Pete Not Bombs & Jonny Mintaka
Cosies
La Bomba! with Cassawarrior (Melbourne)
African, Latin, tropical night with one of the world's top vinyl collectors
The Pipe and Slippers
Welcome To My Spaceship
Pub disco for good-time space captains.
Fringe Jazz
ANDY HAGUE QUINTET
'Coming of Age' Album Tour
The Old Market Assembly
Dele Sosimi + Ru Robinson
Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi will be gracing our stage on June 21st.
St-Anne's Church, Greenbank
Songs from the Past
An evening concert in aid of raising awareness of suicide in young men, fundraising for Boris Alexander’s Legacy and Off The Record.
Fringe Jazz
PAUL DUNMALL & JOHN O'GALLAGHER QUARTET
British Saxophone Colossus meets the American Alto Sax Wizard.
The Old Market Assembly
Soothsayers +Sasha Steppa
Soothsayers + Sasha Steppa at The Old Market Assembly
Basement 45
Code of the Streets 15th Anniversary
Celebrating 15th years of entertainment with Code of the Streets 20th July - Basement 45
The Trinity Centre
AfroFest Bristol Summer Festival with AFRO B
AfroFest Bristol Summer Festival with AFRO B (Joanna) plus more
Baskerville Hall
TRUEFEST
3 day music festival in and around a mansion near Hay-on-Wye
Bristol Folk House
Rory McLeod
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist,…telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice
The Lanes
London Astrobeat Orchestra: A West African Tribute
To Talking Heads & The Police + DJ Ru Robinson