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Songlines @25

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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 Mamadou Diabate  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. 

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date.

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