Gilberto Gil & Malian Stars Amadou & Maria Headliners at Back2Black Festival in London

Gilberto Gil
Photo by Priscila Azul
Headlining on the Main Stage at Back2Black festival on Sunday, Juy 1st are icon of Brazilian music and Back2Black host Gilberto Gil & special guest; Malian stars Amadou & Mariam whose new album Folia is now out; Brazilian singer-songwriter and daughter of samba master Martinho da Vila, Mart’nália; award-winning Kora player Toumani Diabaté who teams up with Brazilian rock artists Arnaldo Antunes and Edgard Scandurra in their debut performance following their collaborative album A Curva Da Cintura; and DJ João Brasil, famed for his daring sound collages, mashups and original productions.

The Vaults Stage sees Kinshasa’s latest and hottest musical export, Jupiter & Okwess International, who make their London debut; as well as an All Comers Drumming Workshop; fresh new orchestra Afrik Bawantu and DJs and talks. Emerging Brazilian singer and Back2Black regular Natasha Llerena is featured on the Terrace Stage alongside further artists to be announced.

1pm – 12am
Day ticket £45 / £25 (under 16s)

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550

Author: World Music Central News Department

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