Sat 30 Jun 1pm – 2am
Criolo feat. Mulatu Astatke
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
The Shrine Synchro System
Cultural Identity & Communities with Kalaf Ângelo (Angola), Paulo Lins (Brazil), David Treece (UK), mediated by Baroness Prashar.
Music & Exile with Gilberto Gil (Brazil) and Hugh Masekela (South Africa), mediated by Pat Kan.
Foods & Craft Market
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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 and Serious
Part of London 2012 Festival
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