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AKA Trio

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Coming from three different continents – Europe, Africa and South America – Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale create a refreshingly original international fusion.

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Double Bill: Mari Kalkun + Fran & Flora

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Estonian kannel zither player Mari Kalkun brings us her captivating solo show. Violinist Flora Curzon and cellist Francesca Ter-Berg combine traditional Transylvanian, klezmer, Romanian, Greek and Armenian sounds.

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Film Screening: Mariza and the Story of Fado

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

This documentary profiles Portugal’s most famous fado singer, Mariza, and tells the fascinating political story of the music which began in the working-class districts of Lisbon around 200 years ago.

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Gisela João

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

The celebrated Portuguese fado singer Gisela João performs soulful songs from her second album Nua.

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London Klezmer Quartet

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass and vocals) are real experts in the Jewish klezmer tradition and totally compelling on stage.

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Film Screening – Éthiopiques: Revolt of the Soul

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Maciek Bochniak’s documentary is one of the most compelling music films of recent years. It tells the story of Girma Bèyènè, Francis Falceto and Ethiopia’s musical golden age.

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Songlines Encounters Festival 2019 – Saturday Pass

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

See three fantastic events at Songlines Encounters Festival on Saturday 1 June for £30. Limited availability.

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Éthiopiques at Songlines Encounters – Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

The legendary Ethiopian singer and pianist Girma Bèyènè revisits some of his best hits joined by the young French Ethio jazz band Akalé Wubé.

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Vula Viel

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Described as ‘Ghanaian minimalism’, with the unassuming ability to blur the lines between atmospheres – Vula Viel’s sound may nod to Steve Reichian jazz, but influences don’t stop there.

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Q&A: Debashish Bhattacharya in conversation with Simon Broughton

Free / Songlines Encounters Festival

Debashish Bhattacharya demonstrates the unique qualities of his slide guitars and explains to Songlines Editor-in-Chief Simon Broughton why he needed to create them. 

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Double Bill: Debashish Bhattacharya + Derek Gripper

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Guitar masters Debashish Bhattacharya and Derek Gripper perform some of their solo repertoire before celebrating the UK premiere of their spectacular collaboration.

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Songlines Encounters Festival 2019 – Sunday Pass

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

See two fantastic events at Songlines Encounters Festival on Sunday 2 June for £28. Limited availability.

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Anandi Bhattacharya

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Anandi Bhattacharya's debut album Joys Abound has impressed everyone who has heard it with its accomplishment and inventiveness. The singer performs solo and with her father and uncle.

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Folk / Songlines Encounters Festival

The brilliant trio of Kris Drever (guitar and vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom.

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Melodic Circles – Mehdi & Adib Rostami

World at Kings Place

Adib and Mehdi Rostami present music from their first official album Melodic Circles, a contemporary approach to Iranian classical music.

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Juan Martín

World / IGF Guitar Summit

An unmissable concert given by Juan Martín, ‘the leading flamenco guitarist of his generation’ (The Guardian).

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Maya Youssef and Craig Ogden

World at Kings Place

After her sold-out Kings Place concert in 2018, Women of the World bring the award-winning Syrian qanun composer Maya Youssef and virtuoso guitarist Craig Ogden together in one unmissable concert.

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Flamenco Pasión

World / Venus Unwrapped

Flamenco is widely seen as the most male dominated form of guitar playing, but things have been changing and there is now a wave of great female guitarists emerging.

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Carnatica Brothers

World at Kings Place

Brothers Shashikiran and Ganesh stormed the South Indian music world at the age of two as child prodigies and have gone on to become leading lights in Carnatic music.

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