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Margareth Menezes & llê Aiyê

Ilê Aiyê performing on stage in traditional costume

Photo by Arivaldo Publio

An incredible double bill brimming with the best AfroBrazilian artists from Bahia; featuring singer Margareth Menzes and Ilê Aiyê, the first Afro-Bloco movement in Brazil. 

Margareth Menezes is one of the most powerful voices in Brazilian music taking AfroPop around the world. Loaded with aesthetic symbols the movement works to rescue its history whilst adding innovative layers from other genres, forming something completely new. 

Margareth Menzes became Brazil's Minister of Culture, joining Lula’s government on 1 January 2023 and following in the tradition of Gilberto Gil who served as Minister in Lula’s first administration.

50 years after becoming the first carnival group exclusive to Black people, llê Aiyê bring their strong drum rhythms to the Hall matched by dancing, singing and beautiful costumes. 

This evening celebrates the place of AfroBrazilian communities in carnival and invites you to its joyous world. 

The end time for this performance will be added nearer the date. 

Members On-sale: 10am, Wed 3 Apr 

Promoter Pre-sale: 10am, Thu 4 Apr

General On-sale: 10am, Fri 5 Apr

Produced by the Barbican & Como No!

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