World Music

World Music

World Music Festival

A day of musical workshops and performances for all the family.

Anvil Arts has teamed up with Hampshire Music Hub to create a day of vibrant music-making.

All workshops are for all abilities and include a wide range of options, from Gamelan to steel drums!

New Worlds

New Worlds: Visions of a Traveller is a concert that follows the journey of two travellers, from two very different epochs of history; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa. They were both unique in their alternative perspectives and discourses and the way they challenge the mainstream historical interpretation of travel, discovery and connections between ‘old’ and ‘new’ civilisations.

King of Ghosts & Around India with a Movie Camera

Immerse yourself in an atmospheric Indian soundscape as sarod star Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia perform a double bill of music for Indian film.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances.

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense. The sound of the duo is closely linked to the Danish folk tradition, but the two young musicians also offer a new interpretation of Danish folk influenced by music from various countries and traditions. 

Rafiki Jazz

Rafiki Jazz nine native and migrant folk remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with a glance back to the ancients.

Haymanot Tesfa & Arian Sadr

Amharic singer Haymanot Tesfa was born and raised in Ethiopia and now lives in England. Accompanying herself on the hypnotic 6 string krar (traditional lyre) whilst performing alongside virtuoso Iranian percussionist Arian Sadr, she will sing a set of new improvisations on deeply traditional Ethiopian songs.