'Africa Now!'

Featuring Baaba Maal, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Kouyate, Oumou Sangare, Muntu Valdo, Toumani Diabate, Amy Sacko, Souad Massi, Rachid Taha, Sola Akingbola, Daara J Family + more guests tbc

23 October 2008 / 19:30

£10 / 15 / 20 / 25

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The Barbican's Africa Now concert has sold out !
Tickets however, are still available to see Africa Express at London's Koko on Wed 22 Oct at 7pm.
Catch the hottest line-up of African stars as they perform with celebrated British artists - for one night only! Previous performers who have taken part in Africa Express events include Franz Ferdinand, Amadou and Mariam, Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal, Fatboy Slim and Tony Allen.
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About the Barbican show:

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of Africa's greatest artists perform under one roof.
This extraordinary line-up of Africa's greatest music talent will perform both solo and ensemble sets.
Featuring Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal, Bassekou Kouyate, Rachid Taha, Sola Akingbola, Muntu Valdo, Daara J Family , Omou Sangare, Amy Sacko, Souad Massi, Toumani Diabate + more tbc

Click here to DOWNLOAD AN exclusive FREE Baaba Maal track: 'Koni' from the new album 'On The Road'. This track features Jamaican Guitar Legend Ernest Ranglin. More Info

Baaba Maal
"Baaba Maal is one of the most intense and creative musicians of his generation ..." The Times

Amadou & Mariam

'The fizziest afro-pop blues ever bottled' ***** The Observer
'African rhythms, sweet soul harmonies and '60s Memphis guitar' **** Mojo Magazine

Bassekou Kouyate

"... a genius, a living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu."
Taj Mahal

Oumou Sangare
"..not only the world's premiere singing sensation, but also a world class entertainer-her love and energy are infectious" Afro Pop.

Amy Sacko
“the Tina Turner of Mali” BBC Music

Souad Massi “ Algerian answer to Morrissey” The Guardian

Sola Akingbola
"If the beats are talking to us, there's definitely music in the words: just the sound of the language is musical... fascinating” Lochbroom FM, UK

Rachid Taha

"..successfully marrying breakbeats to Rai’n’Roll... a passionate and engaged performer" BBC

Muntu Valdo
"the one-man band’, a magical experience, guaranteed to leave you speechless!" Feileafrica

Daara J

".. a hip-hop revolution... African rap is the voice of freedom" The Independent

This event is part of:
World & Roots

Produced by the Barbican in association with Africa Express.


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