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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
Thursdays at The Jam Jar
Unique space, DJs, delicious beverages.
Jam Jar
At The Jam Jar with Queen Bee & Mr. Benn
Bee & Benn mash it up with Afrobeat, Reggae, Disco, Dancehall, Funk & Soul.
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek
Cosies Presents : Ruffnek Diskotek // Supa Soca Show
Jam Jar
Strut Records
Legends Strut Records take over the Jam Jar
The Trinity Centre
Afrobeats w/ DJ Neyo, Dancehall Generals + more
New wave music genre taking over the UK music scene, Afrobeats
Jam Jar
Thursdays at The Jam Jar
DJs, Good vibes in our unique space.
The Trinity Centre
Booty Bass
Big, bad, unapologetic bangers from around the globe
Totos by the river
TROPICAL SESSION - 6th November
Social distanced event - Afrobeats, Bashment / Dancehall, Rnb and more....
Strange Brew
WDC & EB Present: Dele Sosimi
First ever live gig at Bristol's new legendary music venue - Strange Brew!!
Bristol Folk House
Urban Folk Quartet
“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres
Jam Jar
POSTPONED! Chai Wallahs Spring Gathering: Agbeko
Chai Wallahs Spring Gathering featuring Agbeko @ The Jam Jar
Jam Jar
POSTPONED Tropical Pressure Festival Launch Party
With Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo support from Soma Soma & the finest TP DJs
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! Chai Wallahs Presents: Gypsy Hill
Chai Wallahs and Assembly Nights presents: Gypsy Hill
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! Chai Wallahs Presents: Afla Sackey
Chai Wallahs Presents: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
The Loco Klub
Hidden | Optimo All Night Long | Day & Night Event
What better date for dancing than the only Friday bank holiday of the year? Join us for day & night time music to start the summer right.
Jam Jar
Me and My Friends - Re-scheduled
Soulful, poignant and gloriously danceable live music.
Nubiyan Twist
Nubiyan Twist
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound
Jam Jar
ONIPA - Rescheduled
Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy.
Jam Jar
Pongo - Rescheduled
PONGO embodies the renewal of Kuduro, mixing her African, Langan & Zairian roots with EDM, bass music, dancehall & melodic pop. Her powerful
Rough Trade Bristol
BANANAGUN
Brazilian tropicalia