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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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Sol - Live at Chandos Road Festival
Chandos Road Festival
Live performance by six-piece Afro Latin French Jazz Cafe Band - Sol
Basement 45
4 The Gang (4TG)
Do it "4 The Gang". A night of pure vibes, only £4 per ticket.
Crofters Rights
Hyphen w/ Auntie Flo (Highlife, Disco Halal)
Hyphen returns after a short break over the summer with Auntie Flo...
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
Crofters Rights
Club Djembe: Jamz Supernova (BBC R1X)
Club Djembe returns to The Crofters Rights to welcome in Autumn with one of our biggest parties to date.
Opa Luxury Hall
The Biggest Afro Caribbean Party
EUGY Live PA and the Best in Afrobeats, Bashment, Soca, Reggaeton...
LEFTBANK
LA BOMBA!
Tropical, African, Latin, Island Vintage Vinyl
Bristol Folk House
Rory McLeod
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist,…telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice
The Attic Bar
Hippo Sound System / Andy V
A hybrid electronic/live band lead by Bristol's notorious Samba Junglist, DJ Hiphoppapotamus!
LEFTBANK
LOVEBOAT LIVE
ALL ABOARD THE LOVEBOAT...
Jam Jar
Jam Jar Presents: Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band are the very best in Ghanaian afrobeat and highlife music. This 9 piece band are sure to be the biggest act
Crofters Rights
Materials: Sam Binga (Disco To Dancehall Set)
Expect strictly fire on the Crofters dance floor...
the Forge
The Kate Luxmoore Group ft Pritam Singh
A clarinettist with a big English sound
Crofters Rights
Bodywork + Billie George
Head to head with Bristol superstar, Billie George
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek ft Jus Now
Soca, UK Funky, Dancehall and Afrobeats with Jus Now, Rukus, Dub Boy and more!
The Cube
Fairytales for grown-ups - MELUSINE
The Crick Crack Club's wild haven of fairytale, myth & epic...
The Attic Bar
Bristol's Oktoberfest 2019
Meine Damen und Herren! Bavaria is coming to Bristol!
Fiddlers
Fela Kuti Birthday Ft. Dele Sosimi & No Go Stop
Legendary Afrobeat vocal and keys player Dele Sosimi (from Fela’s original ‘Egypt 80’ Supergroup) teams up with local afrobeat pioneers No G
The Old Market Assembly
Papaya Fest: Wara + DJs Ivicore & Panther Panther!
Trailblazing Afro-Latin band Wara followed by fiery and fun tropical DJs Ivicore & Panther Panther!
The Cube
Polyphonic Albanian singing with Grupi Lab
Wherever you have three or more shepherds, you have this music.
Crofters Rights
C.A.Sutton Band (Formerly The Flamenco Thief)
C.A.Sutton is the new full 7-piece live band experience from Craig Sutton (formerly The Flamenco Thief).
Motion
In:Motion 2019 / Mr Scruff All Night Long
After one of the most talked-about nights of our 2018 calendar, Mr Scruff returns...
Crofters Rights
Rye Wax Goes West #3
Rye Wax Records crew jaunt down the M4 for a cute as f*ck takeover at Crofters
The Old Market Assembly
Papaya Fest: The Fontanas + DJs
Feel-good funk band The Fontanas + global rhythm DJs Booty Bass & Hiphoppapotamus ft Special Guests!
The Louisiana
Ålesund // Tamasene // Claire Northey
Bristol dreamscape pioneers Ålesund create immersive sound; rolling drums; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals
Arnolfini
Debashish Bhattacharya Trio
Asian Arts Agency, in collaboration with Arnolfini present Debashish Bhattacharya Trio.
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback
Afro-funk & psych-jazz
El Rincon
Newt & Toad
Quite possibly the only guitar and melodica duo in the south west
The Old Market Assembly
London Afrobeat Collective “Humans” Album Launch
London Afrobeat Collective “Humans” Album Launch + Ru Robinson
LEFTBANK
SAOCO COLLECTIVE
Fiery Cuban Trumpet led Fiesta
Crofters Rights
Freedom of Groovement Presents: Fatal
Eclectic selections from South America
Thekla
O'Flynn All Night Long
The mighty O'Flynn is joining us back at the boat for a very special all night long set.
The Cube
ATTUNED - INDIAN CLASSICAL RAGAS
INDIAN CLASSICAL RAGAS WITH MANISH PINGLE, GURDAIN RAYATT & JACK JENNINGS
Fiddlers
Acid Arab
Parisian techno meets the tones of North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt + Turkey
The Trinity Centre
Sinkane
Upbeat Afro-funk, shoegaze and psychedelia to give sounds bursting with colour
El Rincon
Chai For All
Highly entertaining klezmer and beyond quintet
The Lanes
London Astrobeat Orchestra: A West African Tribute
To Talking Heads & The Police + DJ Ru Robinson
Fiddlers
KOKOKO!
Hailing from Congo’s Kinshasa, KOKOKO! make explosive protest music using self-made instruments
Fiddlers
Sambroso All Stars Present The Buena Vista
The beating heart of the Cuban Community, Sambroso, brings together the best Latin musicians to celebrate this iconic album.
El Rincon
Slippery Slope
Foot-stomping acoustic quartet based in Hereford