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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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ChoirFest Charity Fundraiser
An entire day of music celebrating Bristol choirs and raising money for charity
The Lanes
The Grey Area presents: The Scorpios & Tezeta
Music from the African continent with hints of Jazz and psychedelia.
Crofters Rights
Snazzback Album Launch
Snazzback present 'HEDGE', their hotly anticipated new release!
The Love Inn
Soul Shake Presents: Banoffee Pies
Banoffee Pies are a Bristol based DJ duo increasingly known for their heavily varied eclectic approach to dance music.
Corner 77, 77-79 Stoke Croft, BS1 3RD
Immersive Voodoo Dinner Party
Three Sister Pop-Up Presents an Immersive Voodoo Dinner Party
The Gallimaufry
Latin Descarga
Seasoned group of Bristol’s latin players
Crofters Rights
Beeswax Launch Party w/ Ian DPM
Beeswax proudly presents Ian DPM
Jus' Begun with DJ Format and John Stapleton
Title says it all really - big music in a small club!
BCUC performs at Thekla
The Canteen
The rich flavours of Sierra Leone conjured up as Jah-Man Aggrey's voice and djembe weave around jangling guitar loops.
Fringe Jazz
The Moscow Drug Club on Halloween what could be better?
Dial Africa
Afro-centric club night featuring various styles of music from the continent inc. Afrobeat/funk, Ethio-funk, Highlife, Funana, Benga & more
Bristol Folk House
Javier Moreno
Barcelona singer songwriter returns to Bristol to present a collection of new songs about love & desire, sex, migration and other social iss
The Canteen
Pollito Boogaloo
Rafael Berrio stirs his vocal spices into the hotpot of Afro-Colombian rhythms, to dish up the authentic tang of a Bogota ballroom.
Jus' Begun presents Habibi Funk
Back again, Jannis Stürtz (Habibi Funk) plus John Stapleton (Wanted Records)
No.1 Harbourside
The Man and The Lake
We're excited to welcome this four piece Balkan Folk band for their Harbourside debut!
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
A stirring tribute to the role of black freedom music in the long and arduous struggle against
The Shakespeare Totterdown
The Schmoozenbergs live!
The Schmoozenbergs live at the Shakey!
Feast for Mandela
Afrika Eye Festival brings an evening of food, arts & discussion celebrating Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday
Fringe Jazz
Two acknowledged masters of the World of Jazz and Improvisation in one band.
Ezra Collective
Ezra Collective perform at Thekla
Salt Cafe
Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman / Rebecca Shelley
Russian folk from phenomenal duo + beguiling alt-folk songwriting
Church of St. Thomas the Martyr
Jerusalem In My Heart, Porest & Sunun
An evening of post-Global sonics in a grand city-centre church.
Bristol Folk House
Hannah James' JigDoll Ensemble
A brand new lineup of musicians who are all masters of their field: percussionist Cormac Byrne, fiddle player and singer Kate Young and bas
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 perform at Thekla
Fatoumata Diawara + Témé Tan
Colston Hall Presents at Fiddlers
The Old Market Assembly
Camo Clave
EP launch for tropical trailblazers Camo Clave
The Plough Inn
Random HiFi at The Plough
Keep it RaNdOm Easton Styleee
Worm Disco Club present; Joe Armon Jones & band
Brownswood artist and super talented Keys player of Ezra Collective.
To The Moon
Siegfried Translator
We welcome Siegfried Translator to play an array of asian, middle eastern, african records plus psychedelic oddities, poost punk & jaz
In:Motion / Mr Scruff [All Night Long]
Mr Scruff visits the West Country's music mecca.
The Cube
Cinema of the Imagination: Gilgamesh
Crick Crack Club performance storytelling brings its wild haven of fairytales for grown-ups, myth & epic at the Cube.
Lucero perform at Thekla
Bristol Folk House
BalFolk with Salmanazar
Dynamic French trio Salmanazar playing traditional music to dance to
The Marble Factory
Omar Souleyman
Syrian-born dabke pioneer