Jorge Ben Jor Added to Back2Black Festival Line-Up

By 13 June, 2012

What was already one of the finest Brazilian line-ups we’d seen in London for some time has now literally gone through the roof with the addition of Jorge Ben Jor to the line-up! The Back2Black Festival which celebrates music from the African diaspora, with particular focus on Afro-Brazilian artists, will be taking place at the Old Billingsgate Market from 29th June until 1st July.

The line-up so far, which also includes Gilberto Gil, Criolo, Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra, Flavio Renegado, Marcelo D2, Emicida, Tono and Martn’nalia, is below:

Friday 29th June

Macy Gray
Luiz Melodia
Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell
Marcelo D2
Baile Funk (feat. DJ Sany Pitbull, Passinhos & Fininho)
Drum Heads & Pracatum Drumming School

Saturday 30th June

Roots Manuva
Criolo feat. Mulatu Astatke
Hugh Masekela
Femi Kuti
Fatoumata Diawara
Soul Caribbean
DJ Nepal
Shrine Synchro System
Flavio Renegado
Drum Heads & Pracatum Drumming School

Sunday 1st July

Gilberto Gil
Jorge Ben Jor
Amadou & Mariam
Toumani Diabaté + Arnaldo Antunes + Edgar Scandurra
DJ Joao Brasil
Jupiter & Okwess International
All Comers Drumming Workshop
Afrik Bawantu
Natasha Llerena

More information on Back2Black including links to buy tickets can be found at

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