Barbican announces Harshdeep Kaur, Sonorama!, Mexrrissey, plus Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali

Harshdeep Kaur

JUST ANNOUNCED

Harshdeep Kaur
Tuesday 27 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

Known for her soulful songs, Bollywood playback singer Harshdeep Kaur is one of the biggest Sufi music stars in the world and one of the leading Indian singers of her generation. This concert at the Barbican on 27 March 2018 will feature Sufi classics and Bollywood hits as Harshdeep performs personal and audience favourites from her career to date.

The Delhi-born performer has established herself as a leading playback singer for Bollywood soundtracks working with some of the leading directors in the industry, including A. R. Rahman, Pritam Chakroborty, Vishal-Shekhar and Salim Suleiman. She has performed on some of the biggest Bollywood hits of the 21st century, including Katiya Karun from Rockstar, Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Kabira from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.

Harshdeep is the first female to win two prominent reality TV show titles in India: “Sufi Ki Sultana” (2008) and “MTV Video Gaga” (2001), after which the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan described her as the 'Queen of Sufi'. Harshdeep is also one of the few Indian singers to have worked in Hollywood; her song R.I.P. for Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours in 2010 was nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globe Awards.

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 30 November
On general sale on Friday 1 December
Produced by the Barbican in association with Asian Arts Agency
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SONORAMA!
Latin American Composers in Hollywood
Part of La Linea

Friday 20 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 - 25 plus booking fee

Sonorama, a big brass and electronic reinvention of the Golden age of Latin American composers in Hollywood comes to the Barbican on 20 April 2018 as part of La Linea.

Composers and musicians from across Latin America have played key roles in shaping the music of film and television made in Los Angeles. DJ/producer Mexican Institute of Sound will be joined by a host of special guests for a tribute to the work of artists such as Juan García Esquivel, Lalo Schifrin, Maria Grever, and Johnny Richards, all of whom found their way into legendary Hollywood recording studios and onto screens large and small. The music of these artists features in films and TV shows including Mission:Impossible, Enter The Dragon, Kojak, The Big Lebowski and more.

Translated into English, Sonorama means big dramatic, cinematic sound. It was also the name that Juan Garcia Esquivel gave to his own orchestra when Latin music met Hollywood in the late 1950s.

Joining the dots within this project is producer Camilo Lara, also known as Mexican Institute of Sound, whose own most recent film work was to supervise the soundtrack to Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed animated movie Coco.

Sonorama was originally conceived and curated by cultural critic and historian Josh Kun, author of The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles (University of California Press), for a performance at The Getty Museum in LA as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles in 2017.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 30 November
On general sale on Friday 1 December
Produced by the Barbican in association with Como No!
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Mexrrissey – La Reina is Dead
Part of La Linea

Sunday 29 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee

Mexrrissey debut their new live show, La Reina is Dead, a complete ‘mexterpretation’ of The Smiths’ critically acclaimed 1986 album The Queen is Dead at the Barbican on 29 April 2018 as part of La Linea. A modern phenomenon of popular music, Morrissey enjoys particularly devout fan base in the country of Mexico. It is this following which gave rise to Mexrrissey – a band melding traditional Mexican sounds with original material by Morrissey and The Smiths.

The Mexican supergroup returns to the Barbican following a sold out concert, also part of La Linea festival, in April 2015. Since that performance they have released their first album, No Manchester (Cooking Vinyl), and played further sold out shows from Manchester to Los Angeles and Sydney to Buenos Aires. Additionally, the performance continues a successful tradition of Barbican produced shows in association with La Linea featuring Mexican musicians, including Spanish Bombs – Tropical Tribute to the Clash, Viva el Mariachi and Mexico vs. The Balkans Brass Band Battle.

The love that Mexico has for Morrissey and its reciprocation - “Nothing the world holds could match the love waiting for me in Mexico City” Morrissey - is the subject of many articles and theses. And it is this love that inspired La Linea festival director Andy Wood to approach DJ and producer Camilo Lara with the initial Mexrrissey idea. Lara then recruited a number of notable names from the worlds of Mexican rock and pop music to create a live band. A revolving cast of musicians includes underground legend Chetes (Zurdok), Adan Jodorowsky (Adanowsky) Jay De La Cueva (Moderatto /Titán) on guitars and bass, Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No) on keyboards, Alex Gonzales on trumpet and charanga (Twin Tones), Ricardo Najera on drums (Furland).

La Reina is Dead features new arrangements, new mariachi suits, new films and opens a new chapter for Mexrrissey.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 30 November
On general sale on Friday 1 December
Produced by the Barbican in association with Como No!
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ALSO ANNOUNCED

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things
Saturday 7 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00 (SOLD OUT returns only) & 22:30
Tickets £18.50 – 25 plus booking fee

Due to demand a second concert for Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things has now been confirmed. This late night show, also on Saturday 7 April 2018, will start at 22:30.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 30 November
On general sale on Friday 1 December
Produced by the Barbican in association with Eat Your Own Ears
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Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali – Ladilikan
Sam Green and Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts – a live documentary

Friday 18 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 - 35 plus booking fee

Grammy award-winning Kronos Quartet have invited Trio Da Kali to join their concert at the Barbican on 18 May 2018. In a UK live premiere, the pairing will perform material from their recently released collaborative album Ladilikan (World Circuit), a record blending the sounds of West Africa and string quartet.

Brought together by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots, featuring musical director and balafon player Fodé Lassana Diabaté, bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyanté and singer Hawa ‘Kassé Mady’ Diabate. Having previously performed together only a few times, Kronos and Trio Da Kali come together for a rare live performance at the Barbican. Ladilikan will follow Kronos and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s UK premiere of A Thousand Thoughts, co-commissioned by the Barbican, featuring live music, storytelling, and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

Produced by the Barbican
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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy
with the London Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 30 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 35 plus booking fee
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Unsound Dislocation: London
Friday 8 December 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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COMING UP IN 2018

Planet Harmonik by Aloysius Suwardi
Thursday 18 January 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 plus booking fee
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Carleen Anderson – Cage Street Memorial
+ Zara McFarlane

Saturday 20 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Martin Hayes + Brooklyn Rider
Thursday 25 January 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Concert for Kitty

Friday 26 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee
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Video Jam x Basquiat
Basquiat-inspired short films with original scores performed live by Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine and more
Part of
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Sunday 28 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Jeff Tweedy
+ James Elkington

Saturday 3 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £30 – 50 plus booking fee
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Nils Frahm – All Melody
Wednesday 21 Friday 23 & *Saturday 24 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30, *15:00 & 20:00
SOLD OUT returns only
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Benny Goodman: King of Swing

Tuesday 27 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Leonard Bernstein at 100

Wednesday 28 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee
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POLIÇA + s t a r g a z e
Tuesday 27 February 2018 / Oval Space / 19:30
Tickets £22.50 plus booking fee
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The Next Generation of Jazz Showcase
Thursday 1 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00
Tickets £8 plus booking fee
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Alva Noto UNIEQAV
+ Anne-James Chaton

Sunday 4 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £10 – 20 plus booking fee
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John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective
With the London Contemporary Orchestra

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £35 – 45 plus booking fee
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Niladri Kumar: Seduced by the Sitar
Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00
Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee
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Just Jam Reloaded
Saturday 17 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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Charles Hazlewood with Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra
PLAY!
Sunday 18 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things
Saturday 7 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00 (SOLD OUT returns only) & 22:30
Tickets £18.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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Ahmad Jamal
Tuesday 8 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 50 plus booking fee
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Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali – Ladilikan
Sam Green and Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts – a live documentary

Friday 18 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 - 35 plus booking fee
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Susanne Sundfør
Monday 21 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Field Music with the Open Here Orchestra
Friday 25 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Tigran Hamasyan & Nils Petter Molvaer
Saturday 2 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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[Modern Ritual] featuring Charles Hayward + Laura Cannell + Hoofus + Jennifer Lucy Allan + Luke Turner
Saturday 16 June / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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They Might Be Giants
Wednesday 3 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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