Fri 29 Jun 6pm – 2am
Linton Kwesi Johnson
& Dennis Bovell
Vieux Farka Touré
Baile Funk - ft. DJ Sany Pitbull, Passinhos & MC Fininho
Drumheads & Candyló + Rum Alabé
Emicida ft Mart'nalia
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An unprecedented celebration of the African roots in music and culture, the acclaimed Back2Black festival travels from Rio de Janeiro to London this summer as part of London 2012 Festival – with a heady mix of funk, reggae, dub, hip hop, samba, and blues.
Featuring three stages of live music and an eclectic line-up of more than twenty Brazilian, UK and international artists, including host Gilberto Gil, the London festival will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in East London, transformed for the occasion by Brazilian visual artist and director Miguel Rio Branco.
The festival will include talks, debates, exhibitions, drumming displays and workshops involving young musicians from East London and the Pracatum School from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
Part of Back2Black Festival
Part of freeB
Produced by the Barbican, Zoocom Events and Serious
Part of London 2012 Festival
Barbican Contemporary Music
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