Barbican in London Announces First line-up of Blaze Summer Music Festival

Blaze returns in June and July 2011 with a range of events in the Barbican and across East London. Major international artists, commissions and new works mark this third Blaze festival that takes place at the Barbican, Hackney Empire, Gillett Square, Wilton’s Music Hall and Rich Mix.

A celebration of the boldest music from across the globe for East London, featuring UK exclusives and new commissions, Blaze is presented by the Barbican and is part of the CREATE Festival.

CREATE11 is the fourth annual summer festival that celebrates Europe’s largest cultural quarter, the Olympic Host Boroughs where over 12,000 artists live and work. This year Blaze has joined forces with CREATE and forms its music strand. Blaze is supported by Arts Council England.

Tuesday 21 June 2011, 8pm
Bomba Estéreo + support
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London EC2A 4AP

Saturday 25 June & Sunday 26June 2011
Ludovico Einaudi: Taranta!
Barbican Hall

Friday 1 July 2011
Gregg Allman Low Country Blues Tour
Barbican Hall

Saturday 2 July 2011
Canadian Blast: A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Sound & Vision:
Woodpigeon, Chilly Gonzales, The Hidden Cameras, Devon Sproule
Barbican Hall

Tuesday 5 July 2011
Sing the Truth
Featuring Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright
Barbican Hall

Wednesday 6 July 2011
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Barbican Hall

Wednesday 6 July 2011
Band of Gypsies: Taraf de Haïdouks & Kocani Orkestar
Hackney Empire

Sunday 10 July & Monday 11July 2011
Hugh Masekela: Celebrate Mama Afrika
Hackney Empire
Produced by Serious

Monday 11 July 2011, 8pm
Esperanza Spalding
Barbican Hall

Tuesday 12 July 2011
Congotronics vs Rockers: Konono N°1, Kasai Allstars, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Matt Mehlan (from The Skeletons)
Barbican Hall

Wednesday 13 July 2011
Rain Dogs revisited: with Arthur H, The Tiger Lillies, Camille O’ Sullivan, Stef Kamil Carlens, St. Vincent, Erika Stucky. Musical Director – David Coulter
Barbican Hall

Box Office: 0845 120 7550
Barbican Centre
Silk Street

Author: World Music Central News Department

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