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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
Better Days with John Gómez and Il Bosco
We are very excited to announce this one. Two of our personal favourite selectors John Gómez and Il Bosco.
The Cube
QWAK club #3: Jerusalem In My Heart
A carefully curated night at the Cube bringing the far reaches of sound, vision and performance together with a fun and inclusive atmosphere
The Attic Bar
Swing'n'Tingz Presents...
Featuring Tarantola, Electro Swing & Gypsy DJs
The Hare on the Hill
Sounds About Right! with DJ Records
DJ Record's Sam spins a vintage vinyl cornucopia!
Basement 45
Code of the Streets 15th Anniversary
Celebrating 15th years of entertainment with Code of the Streets 20th July - Basement 45
The Hare on the Hill
La Madrastra at the Hare on the Hill
Chilean blood, Bristol heart, Latin sound
Fringe Jazz
TORI FREESTONE TRIO
Top UK Tenor player with her brilliant Trio
Jack Of Diamonds
Tropical Heat - Free Entry B4 Midnight
Hip Hop, Afrobeat, Dancehall, R&B and Club Classics!
The Canteen
Baraka
BBaraka’s unique blend of African and Caribbean sounds has been one of Bristol’s musical treats for many years.
Crofters Rights
Bodywork + Jimmy The Twin
Bodywork celebrates 5 years of having a monthly residency at Crofters
Big Gorgeous Festival, Bristol.
Big Gorgeous Festival
A one-day festival of music, food and drink All in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Caring in Bristol.
The Lanes
Dakhabrakha Live
The Grey Area, Erratic Batting and BLG Promotions very proudly present to you the return of the incredible Dakhabrakha to The Lanes.
Fringe Jazz
JOSH SCHOFIELD QUARTET + 1
Five Rising Stars of British Jazz
Crofters Rights
Strummerjam, Benefit for One25
A night of Ska ,in memory of Joe Strummer, with all proceeds going to One25
Mr Wolfs
Sol // Puravida + DJ Lune
Sol will take you on a journey through a multitude of cultures, bringing sunshine and spirit to your soul.
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek
Soca, UK Funky, Dancehall & Afrobeats with Ahadadream, Dub Boy and more!
The Trinity Centre
AfroFest Bristol Summer Festival with AFRO B
AfroFest Bristol Summer Festival with AFRO B (Joanna) plus more
The Canteen
Jimi Can & Suntou Susso
You won't want to miss this mighty duo.
The Station
SESSION – Still House, Empire Sounds, Steppaz
Part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party, SESSION is an explosive outdoor gathering
Fringe Jazz
SISANDA
An evening of South African Jazz
The Station
SESSION – Still House, Empire Sounds, Steppaz
Part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party, SESSION is an explosive outdoor gathering
The Station
SESSION – Still House, Empire Sounds, Steppaz
Part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party, SESSION is an explosive outdoor gathering
The Canteen
Gnawa Blues All Stars
The compelling desert rhythms of Gnawa music.
The Station
SESSION – Still House, Empire Sounds, Steppaz
Part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party, SESSION is an explosive outdoor gathering
The Fleece
The Black Seeds
The Black Seeds bring their great blend of Pacific-soul and reggae from the heart
Colston Hall
Tropical Tea Party's Roof Terrace Party at Colston
Tropical Tea Party's Roof Terrace Party at Colston Hall Ft: Hiphoppapotmaus, Ru Robinson, Waggles, Jubba, Jambada and Theodore Burn
Baskerville Hall
TRUEFEST
3 day music festival in and around a mansion near Hay-on-Wye
The Canteen
Mankala
African dance rhythms from Soukous to Afrobeat
The Canteen
The Cabarats
‘Balkan Ska, Reggae-Folk and Circus Dub’
BRISCO
SNTNL & MIDDLEMAN - All Night Long
Funk/Soul/Disco/House/Hip-Hop
The Plough Inn
Hegemono
3 piece psychedelic funk
Fabularium
Kali, by Emily Hennessey & Sheema Mukherjee
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling - Fairytales for Grown-ups
Fabularium
The Flying Monkey, by Emily H & Sheema M
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling - Myths for Kids
The Assembly Rooms Glastonbury
JemFest 2019
6 bands 1 Day raising funds for Glastonbury FM and Amani Kids Home Moshi Tanzania
O2 Academy
Femi Kuti
O2 Academy Bristol
Basement 45
4 The Gang (4TG)
Do it "4 The Gang". A night of pure vibes, only £4 per ticket.
Bristol Folk House
Rory McLeod
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist,…telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice
the Forge
The Kate Luxmoore Group ft Pritam Singh
A clarinettist with a big English sound
The Lanes
London Astrobeat Orchestra: A West African Tribute
To Talking Heads & The Police + DJ Ru Robinson