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A world gig in Bristol

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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The Old Market Assembly
London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads
‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Cocos Lovers + Young Waters
Heart warming folk and roots with a tropical twist.
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. DJ Polo, Boa Kusasa & Origin One
We're back baybee.. and its a mad one!!
Halloween Ceilidh Night
Lets get a spinning, a twirling, a scaring and a screaming. It's Halloween - Ceilidh Style
Jam Jar
Rubba's Sunday Club
This Sunday we are going back to the roots. Rubba & friends will be spinning the finest cuts from their collections.
The Greenbank
Chai For All
Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song
The Canteen
Baila La Cumbia Halloween Party
Spooky Salsa, Devilish Descarga and Boogeyman-enticing Boogaloo
The Old Market Assembly
Chai Wallahs Present: Agbeko
An afrobeat-inspired rock-funk-psych juggernaut!
Crofters Rights
Worm Soundsystem - Halloween with Papaoul
We return for the last Saturday of the month madness with special guest 'Papaoul'.
98 club
The best in Dancehall, Bashment, Soca, Afrobeats, Urban....
Falle Nioke
Addictive and Irresistible
Lost Horizon
Afriquoi, Magugu, Ru Robinson
Join us down at Lost Horizon HQ for a party packed to the rafters with Global Music.
Jam Jar
Tropical Tea Party Ft. Jinx In Dub, Hippo & more..
Tropical Tea Party takeover the Jam Jar Ft. Jinx In Dub, Kongo Dia Ntotila, Hiphoppapotamus & friends & much more!
Lost Horizon
Freeform: Young Singh & Manara
Fresh from smashing out arguably the standout Boiler Room moment of 2021, Freeoform is proud to present Yung Singh’s Bristol debut show.
Strange Brew
SHINGAI | Power of Vulnerability
Headlined by the incredible Shingai (lead singer of Noisettes), an evening exploring the power of vulnerability through the arts.
Strange Brew
Bristol Beacon presents
The Canteen
Afon Sistema
Addictive beats and rich, hypnotic rhythms guaranteed to get you up on your feet
The Watershed
Guitar and Gimbri – Lifting Spirits
A new and exciting UK based collaboration between guitar maestro Justin Adams & Moroccan Gnawa master Mohammed Errebbaa.
Jam Jar
PONGO embodies the renewal of Kuduro, mixing her African, Langan & Zairian roots with EDM, bass music, dancehall & melodic pop. Her powerful
The Old Market Assembly
Alfresco Disco DJs at The Old Market Assembly
Alfresco Disco DJs all night long at The Old Market Assembly
The Canteen
Saoco Collective live
Jam Jar
Konjo Sounds: TC & The Groove Family
Monstrous 10 piece band all the way from Leeds
St George's Bristol
Rare opportunity! Don't miss this legend performing in Bristol.
Jam Jar
PerKelt at The Jam Jar (Bristol)
An upbeat night of Neo-Celtic, Pagan Speed Folk.
Jam Jar
Konjo Sounds presents.... Soma Soma
Anglo Brazilian groove meets Afro Rhythms
Lost Horizon
La Bomba present The Scorpios plus Helele
Sudanese band fusing Arabic music, afrobeat and funk
The Canteen
Batch Gueye Band
A storyteller through his music and dance
The Cube
The Crick Crack Club Christmas Carol Show!
Stories, carols, shrines, paper hats, mistletoe & mulled wine in Crick Crack style...
The Old Market Assembly
Bristol Hi-Fi presents Daddy G, Queen Bee, Mr Benn
Bristol Hi-Fi is all about good music, good times and good people.
Lost Horizon
Worm Disco and La Bomba present Balimaya Project a
Worm Disco and La Bomba present Balimaya Project and Dundundun
Jam Jar
The Schmoozenbergs
‘Upbeat good time music’ (Songlines)
Lost Horizon
The Mouse Outfit, Layfullstop, Drifty
Join us down at Lost Horizon HQ for a party packed to the rafters with Global Music.
Kanda Bongo Man
This is a Bristol Beacon presents show at Fiddlers
The Trinity Centre
Pangea Presents - 1 Beat
A celebration of music and people from around the globe. Let's get sweaty!!
Jam Jar
Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy.
Imarhan at Exchange
SWX Bristol
Bristol Beacon presents KOKOROKO at SWX, Bristol
The Trinity Centre
Dubioza Kolektiv
Bosnian avant-garde dub rock group