An Honest Jon's Chop Up!

Featuring Tony Allen, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Damon Albarn, Kokanko Sata Doumbia, Lobi Traore, Afel Bocoum, Candi Staton, Simone White, Victoria Williams, Toumani Diabate & more

5 July 2008 / 19:30

£12.50 / 15 / 20

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If this startling lineup has anything in common, it's that all of these artists have recorded for London label Honest Jon's. The first release on the label (set up by the celebrated record shop of the same name in London's Portobello Road) was 2002's sublime Mali Music, featuring Damon Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate and a host of Malian music makers. Since then, the Honest Jon's label has specialized in nothing except wonderful music, from post-war black music in Britain to African highlife, from 70s English folk music to modern Southern Soul.

In Lagos, a chop up is a lavish feast; in dance music culture at large, it means juxtaposition and re-constitution. For one night only this outernational array of musical talent will come to the same table, performing separately and together as the spirit moves them.

Expect good times and good music, from the blistering Afro-beat of Tony Allen to the magical Malian blues of Lobi Traore; the blazing brass of the Hypnotics to the soulful folk of Simone White.

Also appearing:

Thurs 10 July - Les Nuits Fourvière Festival, Lyon
Sat 12 July - Lincoln Center Festival, New  York

Co-commissioned by Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, Lincoln Center Festival and the Barbican

This event is part of:
Summer 08 Contemporary Events
World & Roots

Produced by the Barbican

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