It’s the time of the year to get ready to discover something new: the sixth edition of the Songlines Encounters Festival boasts a mouthwatering line-up of unique global acts appealing to anyone interested in great live performing. Legendary classical guitarist John Williams teams up with South African-born guitarist Derek Gripper to play solo pieces and duets, including the latter’s transcriptions of West African kora music for the guitar. The larger-than-life Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos and his band will treat us to a brilliant programme of traditional Romani music preserved in the family tradition. And the dynamic quintet Vula Viel’s music is an engaging mix of African, electronica and Minimalist influences.
Songlines Encounters Festival is curated by Songlines magazine