free festival of world music
our annual gig in the park
This year’s Peppery Stage at Global Rhythm again features award winning artists, many of whom will go on later in the summer to star at major festivals such as Womad and Africa Oye. The line up is:-
Shikor Bangladesh All Stars – six of the country’s best traditional musicians who are in the UK for the first time (and also appearing at Womad). After their set they'll be joined on stage by Lokkhi Terra who add Congolese, Cuban and township jazz grooves to the mix. With special guest Dele Sosimi (ex Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and music advisor to the west end musical “Fela”)
She'Koyokh – “One of the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet” (The Australian) fronted by award winning Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan, and nominated for “Best Group” in the 2015 Songlines Awards.
West African palm-wine and highlife from ABDUL TEEJAY'S ROKOTO (from Sierra Leone/Guinea) - described in the Guardian as "The best exponents of African dance music").