April 25, 2016
Room, Royal Albert Hall, London,
Tuesday 26th April
in a Saharawi refugee camp in the Algerian desert, and living
in exile for more than 2 decades (first in Cuba and now in Barcelona),
Brahim’s music embodies the tragedies and
hopes of the present-day migrant and refugee experience.
Dance Party, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange,
Friday 13th May
by Spoek Mathambo who fuses traditional South African styles with
western forms: where township house rubs shoulders with hip hop,
and maskandi rhythms melt into shangaan electro. Joining him on
the bill is Belgian-based Congolese rapper Baloji.
Nengo & The Dodo Women's Goup, Cafe Oto,
Saturday 21st May
Nengo is a legendary folk artist from
Kenya. Her timeless and mystical music is characterized by her
Kings Place, London,
Saturday, 28th May
singer Lura is the most melodious, charismatic singer of her generation.
Nile Project, Islington Assembly Hall, London,
Sunday, 19th June
performance features musicians from Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Sudan, and Tanzania. They will celebrate the richly diverse
cultures that have flourished for centuries along the Nile River.