World City Music Village 2014

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World City Music Village 2014 Event Diary

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WCMV14 Calendar

Festival Club venue addresses:

Kobi Nazrul Centre  30 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Cottons Islington  70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R

Gallery Café  St. Margarets House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL

Jamboree  Cable St Studios Courtyard, 566 Cable St, E1W 3HB

University of London Union  Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

Scroll down for the lineups and more details on the Artists

 

FESTIVAL WEEKEND
AT OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE

Osterley Park and House

Osterley House, ©National Trust

DJ Jamie Renton Renowned London-based globalbeat DJ, promoter and journalist

SATURDAY 28th JUNE

Melodians Steel Orchestra Powerhouse pans play contagious Caribbean symphonies
PAKAW! All-female 5-piece band breathes fire into Greek island folk
Melange Collective Kaleidoscopic cello-led folk from Morocco to the Middle East
Amaraterra Roof-raising pizzica from Italy’s stomping heel
Umpatacum Scintillating Brazilian samba and rocking African rhythms unite

SUNDAY 29th JUNE

Wuntanara Red hot Guinean rhythms to blast you off the Richter scale
Daphna Sadeh & The Voyagers  Vibrant klezmer meets funk and Middle Eastern jazz
WARMI Andean folk songs with a rock n’ roll edge
Paprika Fiery Balkan melodies
Dele Sosimi Hip shaking Afrobeat from a true legend

Festival caterers will start serving from noon.

 

FESTIVAL CLUB
AT VENUES AROUND LONDON

Confirmed guests include:

Romesh Gunesekera, who will read from his latest work set in Sri Lanka, Noontide Toll; Yrsa Daley-Ward, whose powerful rhymes meld Nigerian and Jamaican themes; Bangladeshi Rez Kabir who will tell stories of Golden Cities; A Spell in Time who will enchant you with their Bulgarian folk tales, and captivating spoken word from Deanna Rodger, the UK’s youngest Poetry Slam champion. 

Confirmed music performances come from Lokkhi Terra (Bengali-Cuban fusion); Aar Maanta (songs of the Somalian diaspora); Jyotsna Srikanth (unstoppable south Indian carnatic violin); Paprika (fiery Balkan melodies); Simo Lagnawi (infectious Moroccan gnawa) and Anthar Kharana (healing medicine songs from Colombia)

Tickets are not required for the Festival Weekend at Osterley Park and the Festival Club, but it would help us greatly if you could let us know you are coming by clicking 'Attending' on the Facebook Event pages:

* Lokkhi Terra + Romesh Gunesekera @ Kobi Nazrul Cenre - 25th June

* Aar Maanta + Yrsa Daley-Ward @ Cottons Caribbean Restaurant - 26th June

* Jyotsna Srikanth + Rez Kabir @ Gallery Cafe - 27th June

* Paprika + A Spell in Time @ Jamboree - 2nd July

* Simo Lagnawi/Gnawa London + Deanne Rodger @ ULU - 3rd July

* Anthar Khantara @ Kobi Nazrul Centre - 4th July

* Festival Weekend at Osterley - 5th / 6th July

 

FESTIVAL WEEKEND

AT WILTON'S MUSIC HALL

Booking required from Eventbrite - World City Music Village Festival Weekend @ Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall, 2013

DJ Ritu A key figure in the UK club scene for over 20 years, specializing in the sounds of the world

SATURDAY 5th JULY

Silk String Quartet Magical journeys on Chinese instruments led by Cheng Yu
Naghmeh Ensemble Intense, stirring sounds from Ancient Persia
Nogabe Charismatic Malagasy melodies fuse with Ghanaian-Iranian percussion
Olcay Bayir Honey-toned singer/songwriter of rich Anatolian musical tradition
Lokkhi Terra Infectious, genre-defying Bengali-Cuban rhythms

SUNDAY 6th JULY – LIVE STREAMED EVENT

Maya Youssef Lightning-fingered qanun virtuosity
Perunika Trio Hauntingly beautiful harmonies from Bulgaria
Namvula Soulful Zambian songs and hip-wiggling rhythms
Kasaï Masaï Body-shaking soukous from dedicated Congolese groovers
Family Atlantica Carnivalesque Latin and African beats from Atlantic superstars

For more information on accessibility, please visit the website of Wilton's Music Hall, under 'Your Visit'.