- July 24th, Saturday 3:00pm: Drummers of Burundi @ Barbican (Silk Street EC2Y 8DS)£7 Considered one of the best percussion ensembles on the planet, this ideal family concert from The Drummers of Burundi’s is as much about the spectacle as it is about the music. Spanning generations, the ensemble is made up of fathers teaching their sons the art of drumming and dance - the drummers rotate during the performance, playing different instruments and creating a mesmerising and continuous stream of music, rhythm and dance.
- July 24th, Saturday 7:30pm: Mayra Andrade / Calypso Rose @ Barbican (Silk Street EC2Y 8DS) £12.50-22.50 Mayra Andrade is arguably the front-runner of the many talents who have emerged from Cape Verde in recent years. Whilst Calypso Rose, the 'diva of the Caribbean', blends the sweet sounds and rhythms of calypso, reggae, soul and the blues.
- July 25th, Sunday 1:00-10:30pm: Ealing Global Music Day @ Walpole Park (Mattock Lane, Ealing W5) £1 Old and new Roma and Klezmer music from around the globe will be celebrated at this year’s Gypsy themed Global Festival. This fast-paced, Gypsy, Balkan, Folk-fused, eclectic showcase will have audiences toe-tapping, hand-clapping and jumping like mad.
- July 25th, Sunday 7:30pm: Toto La Momposina @ Barbican (Silk Street EC2Y 8DS) £10-20 A very special concert marking the bicentenary of Colombia’s independence, this night celebrates the sounds of both Colombia’s best established and up and coming artists.
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