King Ayisoba + ZEA In Brighton 03.04.2017

Dictionary Pudding are delighted to welcome a Ghanaian superstar to the seaside... KING AYISOBA Every now end then, an exception to the rule emerges that redefines the rules of the game. King Ayisoba\'s debut Modern Ghanaians is such an album, and as the title suggests, it is a journey into the present and towards the future; and an introduction of a new era of creativity and originality in the Ghanaian music industry. His hit single My Father was savoured as much by the young as by the old; and by the illiterate farmer as by the business executive. He won the Ghana Music Award for Song of the Year in 2007 as well as the Traditional Song of the Year. King Ayisoba is a young musician from Kalaga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He learnt how to play the kologo (a traditional two stringed guitar) from his grandfather, a traditional healer. He starting playing music at pito bars and festivals and soon became a child prodigy, known throughout the region. His musical career and fame grew from strength to strength. Having conquered the waters in his home region, King Ayisoba felt that he had accomplished everything he could at home, and he headed for Accra. By an act of fate, he met and struck a partnership with the late Terry Bon Chaka. The pair soon became the toast of every performance across the country as they stunned audiences with their unique blend of flawless traditional instrumentations and rhythms. Their reign ended abruptly with the tragic death of Terry in a motor accident. This left King Ayisoba by himself, contemplating his return home to Bolgatanga. But with the intervention of BB Menson and Prime I, King Ayisoba decided to stay in Accra. During this time, he collaborated with other artists while developing new material for his album. His debut album was a delightful masterpiece and each song, from the traditional intro the source, was a journey of pure musical pleasure. It featured several of the finest of Ghanaian contemporary artists including Samini, Sydney, Kontihene, Kwabena Kwabena and Kwaku-T. However this is neither a hiplife nor highlife nor even a traditional album. It is simply distinctive. It is an eclectic infusion of various musical styles and flavours. In 2008, he released his second album which is already enjoying lots of airplay. He featured Kwaw Kesse, Moking and Wanluv on "Look My Shoe" which is currently enjoying heavy rotations on radio. He has also collaborated with Becca, Shegee and many other artists since his groundbreaking debut album. King Ayisoba sings in Twi, English and Frafra. Some of his song of the songs Obiara eni begye, Fa mi sika mami, Oko agyae mi, My friend, my friend (a tribute to Terry Bon Chaka), Modern Ghanaians and Champion no easy. ZEA Arnold De Boer from THE EX\'s globe-trotting solo project Most people know Arnold de Boer as the current front man of the "essential" Dutch punk band The Ex; a role he has held since 2009, when he was asked to take over vocal duties after GW Sok left. The jovial Frisian is also the leader - and now sole member - of Zea. This sharp, ever-curious and inspiring alternative pop act celebrates 20 years of hand-to-mouth, "gleeman" existence this autumn (with "2000 shows in 35 countries on 6 continents" to their name, too). Starting to make waves at the fag end of the 1990s, Zea were one of the first bands to foreshadow the current glut of great Dutch underground guitar "pop" which began to appear round 2005-6. Think here of de Nieuwe Vrolijkheid and Appie Kim, The Hospital Bombers and Vox Von Braun, and currently Rats on Rafts and The Homesick Komedia Brighton / MON 3RD APRIL 2017 / 9 adv from SEETICKETS @ and at Resident Brighton + all good online retailers DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP:

Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

King Ayisoba + Zea In B...

Komedia Brighton


03 Apr

Roots Of Rumba 2017

Groundbreaking festival of Urban & Afro Latin dance theatre & culture, Roots of Rumba is back for the 4th year! Produced & curated by Ella Mesma & Passion & Purpose, the sell out event presents two nights of Latin dance theatre performances from the very best of UKs Latin choreographers and dancers who are pushing the scene forward with their innovative take on Tango, Salsa, Capoeira, Samba and Rumba. There are also workshops, delicious Afro Latin foods to try and an all styles Latin Vs HipHop battle with Cash Prize. Established in 2013, Roots of Rumba is the first Afro & Urban Latin Dance Theatre Platform of its kind, with two days of theatre shows from all kind of Latin dance theatre artists. From Rumba to HipHop, Roots of Rumba shines a spotlight on the wealth of activity happening in the Uk Latin dance scene including Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Samba and even Rumba-Breaking acts. The three day festival includes a day of masterclasses, an after party with renowned salsa and latin djs, amazing Afro-Latin food, and an all styles Latin Vs Hip Hop battle with cash prize. Last year included acts such as Luanda Pau, Myriam Gadri and Tierra Morena. Contemporary dancer and B-Girl but first and foremost, Latin dancer, Ella\'s goal is to share her passion for Latin dance styles and give Latin dance greater recognition in the theatre. PERFORMANCES: Two days of shows will be selected by application. The shows must have a link to Latin Street Dance styles (eg Salsa, Rumba, Samba, Afro Brazilian, Kizomba, Tango...) If you would like to apply please follow this link: 7th April 7.30pm 8th April 7.30pm WORKSHOPS 8th APRIL: 10.00 am 11.15 am Contemporary Capoeira 11.30 am 12.45 pm Afro Cuban 1 pm 2.15 pm Afro Brazilian 2.30 pm 3.45 pm Cuban Contemporary 4.00 pm 5.15 pm Rumba AFTERPARTY 8th APRIL: Saturday 8th from 10-1am Free to all ticket holders. Awesome Latin and Hip Hop sounds from DJ Lubi (Lubi Jovanovic) is one of the UKs best known salsa and Latin music DJs both at home and abroad. He is also a long time jazz/soul/funk/world music DJ and live music promoter. His career spans over 30 years working in all aspects of the business international DJ, live music promoter, club promoter, radio presenter, record label PR and CD compiler. He began in 1982 spinning Mongo Santamaria/Tito Puente/Art Blakey/Tania Maria records in Bradford in the north of England as part of the UK jazzdance movement hard bop, jazz fusion, samba batucada and mambo and was soon running weekly sessions in the city including The Jazz Cellar (a DJ and live band night) and Wild Style (two floors one rap/electro, the other jazz/Latin breakers and jazz hoofers battling it out under one roof). By 1986, he was promoting his first salsa clubnight, Club Afro Latino in Leeds, one of the earliest outside London, plus guesting as a DJ across the country, playing bass in local jazz groups and leading his own Latin jazz bands. In the 1980s, DJ Lubi was also a working musician. ALL STYLES LATIN VS HIPHOP BATTLE: The rules: Each crew must have one latin style and one hip hop style in their team. Confirmed Judges: Prize Money: Times: Sunday 9th 12-5pm The event will also be supported by Daniel Goldman and Casa International Festival.

Rich Mix London, London, United Kingdom

Roots Of Rumba

Rich Mix London


07 Apr

Silvastone - O2 Academy Islington presents SILVASTONE

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Silvastone - O2 Academy...

O2 Academy Islington


14 Apr

A Celebration Of World Voices

PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR FESTIVAL Experience the enthusiasm and energy of eight of the worlds greatest youth choirs. Outstanding young singers from four continents will present a vibrant showcase of music from their different cultures and traditions on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring the following incredible youth choirs: - Diocesan Boys School Choir, Hong Kong - Manado State University Chorus, Indonesia - Sawa Choir, Israel - Riga Cathedral Boys Choir, Latvia - Norwegian Youth Choir, Norway - Mzansi Youth Choir, South Africa - National Youth Choir of Great Britain, UK - Boston Childrens Chorus, USA

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

A Celebration Of World ...

Royal Albert Hall


15 Apr


TINARIWEN + GUESTS THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2017 Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s  

Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom




27 Apr

Infusions With Francis Inferno Orchestra & Brian Not Brian

Stamp The Wax presents Infusions, a globe-trotting party series, fighting back against a devise 2016 and hoping to pull everyone closer through appreciating music cultures from around the world. Season 2 Dance 2 looks to Francis Inferno Orchestra (Superconscious Records) and Brian Not Brian (Good Company Records) for a cosmic infusion. Heres FIO explaining a bit more about their choice. "To me, cosmic is more of a feeling than a specific type or style of music. It is the sound that puts your head in space and gives you the sensation of feeling truly ethereal. Brian and I are going to dissect the origins of cosmic music from its humble yet debatable beginnings of the late 1970s in Northern Italy and take a journey through time to explore where cosmic has played a crucial role in dance music. All of this emulated on a dance floor in a pit of lasers.

The Colombian, London, United Kingdom

Infusions With Francis ...

The Colombian


28 Apr


30 Apr


Miyavi - O2 Academy Islington

Academy Events Presents MIYAVI Plus special guests Tickets price: 25.50 advance STBF Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times. Minimum Age Restriction: 8 O2 Priority pre-sale: 15/02/17 9am General on-sale: 17/02/17 9am

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Miyavi - O2 Academy Isl...

O2 Academy Islington


07 May

Jah Wobble + The Flux Capacitors Fleece, Bristol

PLEASE NOTE: This is a rescheduled show from November and has now moved from the Bierkeller to the Fleece. Tickets purchase for the original date and venue, not refunded, will be honoured for this show. Death or Glory Presents- Jah Wobble\'s Invaders of the Heart- John Joseph Wardle (born 11 August 1958), known by the stage name Jah Wobble, is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. He became known to a wider audience as the original bass player in Public Image Ltd (PiL) in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but left the band after two albums. Following his departure from PiL, he went on to a successful solo career, continuing to the present. Jah Wobble\'s Invaders of the Heart was formed in 1983, a group with a fluid line-up with Wardle, Justin Adams, Mark Ferda and David Harrow as the band\'s most constant members guests included pedal steel guitarist B.J. Cole and percussionist Neville Murray. + The Flux Capacitors- The Fleece- *All Ages Tickets- Bristol Ticket Shop- Seetickets- * Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and leave by midnight

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Jah Wobble + The Flux C...

The Fleece


20 May

Family Atlantica, Vula Viel Trio, Sean OD

London based Family Atlantica are a band that echo the increasingly sophisticated style of the capital\'s cultural diversity. We\'re delighted to be presenting this show with world music purveyors Rhythm Passport. With influences from Latin America, east and west Africa and the Caribbean here, with songs in English, Spanish, Yoruba and Portuguese, at the heart of the band are three people from three different continents. London born Jack Yglesias, a veteran of The Heliocentrics and live Quantic bands, his wife Luzmira Zerpa, traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a magical voice acclaimed by MANU CHAO, and half Nigerian-half Ghanaian Kwame \'Natural Power\' Crentsil, percussionist, backing vocal, arranger. Their debut album on Soundway Records has been described by Gilles Peterson as \'a really great record\', it was recorded over four years in London and Venezuela, with Cuban rumba, Venezuelan tambor and tonada, Ghanaian highlife, Ethiopian blues and calypso all soaked and infused with psychedelia and spiritual jazz. Joining them are Vula Viel, a name that literally translates as \'Good is Good\' in the Dagaare language, inspired by bandleader Bex Burch\'s time spent with with the Dagaaba people of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The band received plaudits for their 2015 album Good is Good, mixing jazz with Ghanaian music and minimalism. For more great world music check out:

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Family Atlantica, Vula ...

The Jazz Cafe


20 May

ESG (LIVE) In London 26052017

Dictionary Pudding Promotions are delighted to welcome ESG to Electric Brixton for an exclusive 2017 UK performance. ESG began life when the mother of the Scroggins sisters, afraid of the life of crime and drugs that awaited them on the streets of 70s Bronx, NY, presented her daughters with some basic instruments and encouraged them to make music together. What followed was, quite simply, a musical revolution. The Scroggins sisters unique sound immediately spread right across Europe, with Tony Wilsons FACTORY records releasing their debut EP in 1981. ESG played the opening night of the Hacienda nightclub, and their live shows have never been anything short of absolutely phenomenal. However, due to legal and other problems with the group, the band failed to capitalise on their promising beginnings and for the most part, disappeared from view. Having fought decades of legal battles with most of the music industry over the endless theft of their music from the then-unregulated sampling trade, ESG have finally returned to the live scene in the last couple of years. This exclusive UK show will mark this incredible acts only scheduled appearance for 2017. This is a rare opportunity to catch one of the most important female/DIY acts of all time in their native environment, the live stage. ONSALE NOW: Electric Brixton / MAY 26 2017 / 1900-2230 DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP:

Electric Brixton, London, United Kingdom

Esg (live) In London 26...

Electric Brixton


26 May


London, UK - Kirtan Wallah Concert With Krishna Das

London, UK - Krishna Das - Kirtan Wallah Europe Tour 2017 Ticket Price: 30 ticket (+ 1.95 fee) & 40 ticket (+ 2.34 fee) Organizer: Joshua Roberts Organizer Email: For information and tickets Advance tickets available over the phone: call: 01494 435 135 - 10:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday.

Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom

London, Uk - Kirtan Wal...

Union Chapel


16 Jun


London Raga Festival

A first of its kind, \'Raga Fever\' has hit the UK . Take the raga challenge and prepare a bandish in celebration and appreciation of South asian Classical music. Join renowned artists who bring the magic of raga to you and participate. If you are an artists or student of classical music Contact info@surbandhan to get involved. We will celbrate classical and semi - classical music by local and international artists along with students of classical music taking on the raga challenge (which is why it is first of its\' kind) with flavours of Bandish, Dhrupad, Kheyal,Tumri Ghazal, Kawaali. Nazrul, Rabindra, Geet Bhajan and much more. Partiicipants will be recorded at a later stage and we have ideas to get this new movement going. Keep in touch for updates and information here.

London, London, United Kingdom

London Raga Fe



01 Jul

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are Argentinas most uplifting musical export. Formed in 1985, they are arguably the most significant band to emerge from the Latin rock world in the last 30 years. Their irreverent and humorous mix of rock, ska, jazz, folk, reggae, funk and big band brass often contain political undertones and have become terrace anthems in Buenos Aires. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have recorded collaborations with international artists such as Mick Jones (The Clash), who played on their breakout hit Matador, and Debbie Harry (Blondie). The band returned to the live stage last year, after a two year break, to present the world tour of La Salvacin de Solo y Juan featuring the single "La msica salvar al mundo (Music will save the world)" the band received two awards in last Novembers Latin Grammys in the \'Best Rock Album\' and \'Best Rock Song\' categories. Ticket price: 35.25 excluding booking fees. Age Restrictions: No Under 8\'s. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult over 18 and seated in the circle.

O2 Academy Brixton, London, United Kingdom

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs...

O2 Academy Brixton


14 Jul

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