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Songlines @25

Salif Ketia sits holding guitar

A very special anniversary concert celebrating 25 years of Songlines with an extraordinary line up of the best music from around the world. 

Each music artist will perform a 30 minute set, celebrating Songlines, the world's leading music publication for contemporary & traditional music. 

Salif Keita, the golden voice of Africa, will be accompanied on the kora by Madou Diabaté  paying tribute to their rich Malian heritage in an intimate performance. 

The leading force of Québec’s progressive Francophone folk movement, Le Vent Du Nord bring their rhythmic and soulful music to the line up.

Joined by Divanhana, who are paving the future of sevdalinka (Balkan Blues) and paying tribute to their heritage with performances of urban traditional music from Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Mandé jazz sensation, Balimaya Project perform infectious fusions of West African rhythms with the spontaneity of London's new jazz sound, creating an electric, soul-stirring style that's steeped in traditions. 

Stage Times:

1st Half:

Le Vent Du Nord - 30 min 

Divanhana - 30 min


2nd Half:

Balimaya Project - 30 min

Salif Keita & Madou Diabate - 30 min

Stage times are approximate and subject to change

Produced by the Barbican


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