World Music

World Music

King of Ghosts & Around India with a Movie Camera

Soumik Datta    sarod
City of London Sinfonia
Cormac Byrne  percussion
Bill Barclay       piano & conductor

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.