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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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Strange Brew
Music and Making Social 001
Collaging workshop held by Lola Evelyn Ives and music performed by Mystic State & Friends!
Outer Space Bristol
Up Bustle & Out
Bristol home-talent with their very own unique sound. Festival vibes but slightly comfier
Crofters Rights
Strummerjam, Talisman+Itinerants support
concert in memory of Joe Strummer, with Talisman and Itinerants
Crofters Rights
Worm Soundsystem - Brazilian Special with DJ Tigas
Brazilian tunes all night long from Bristol's finest; Worm Disco Club
Outer Space Bristol
Eve's Drop with Performances
DJ’s Angel Mel & Sarah Sweeney plus circus performances
Crofters Rights
Bodywork: I Wanna See All My Friends At Once
All our friends together under the big beautiful mirrorball!
Ruffnek Diskotek 16th Birthday Bash
Ruffnek Diskotek 16th Birthday Bash
Outer Space
Breabach in Outer Space
Multi award winning Contemporary Folk Music from Scotland
Crofters Rights
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Breaking Bread
After Party: homecoming show
Mr Wolfs
Funk & Disorderly
Golden age hip-hop, afrobeat and 60s Blue Note with sprawling downtempo rhythms.
Zed Alley
Sister Squish
An irregular vinyl party from near & far, known & unknown, good & bad.
Jam Jar
The Turbans
International legends The Turbans bind together musics from ‘manywhere’ with their interstellar live show which ignites the crowd. Sonically
Nubiyan Twist
Nubiyan Twist play SWX Bristol on 18th September 2021.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: El Búho
International downtempo Latin electronica legend, plus Village Cuts & Ru Robinson
Crofters Rights
Brown Excellence + Friends
A fusion of genres like bristol has never seen before
The Loco Klub
Hidden | Optimo All Night Long
What better date for dancing than a bank holiday! Join us for day & night time music to start the summer right.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Cocos Lovers + Young Waters
Heart warming folk and roots with a tropical twist.
Strange Brew
Bristol Beacon presents
Jam Jar
PONGO embodies the renewal of Kuduro, mixing her African, Langan & Zairian roots with EDM, bass music, dancehall & melodic pop. Her powerful
Jam Jar
Konjo Sounds presents.... Soma Soma
Anglo Brazilian groove meets Afro Rhythms
Kanda Bongo Man
This is a Bristol Beacon presents show at Fiddlers
Altin Gün
Turkish folk songs meets a dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs
Rough Trade Bristol
Brazilian tropicalia
SWX Bristol
Bristol Beacon presents KOKOROKO at SWX, Bristol
Jam Jar
Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy.