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)
Emicida
Drum Heads & Pracatum Drumming School

Saturday 30th June

Roots Manuva
Criolo feat. Mulatu Astatke
Hugh Masekela
Femi Kuti
Fatoumata Diawara
Martn’nalia
Soul Caribbean
DJ Nepal
Shrine Synchro System
Tono
Flavio Renegado
Candylo
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 barbican.org.uk/back2blackfestival


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