SEASON FOUR (2013/14)
ADEWALE TAUBKIN DUO - Brazil/UK
ADEWALE TAUBKIN DUO - Brazil/UK

Brazilian piano star Benjamim Taubkin has been making waves with his sensual mix of lush traditional arrangements. For this tour he has teamed up with exhilarating and innovative percussionist Adriano Adewale. Taubkin and Adewale toured in Sep/Oct 2013, appearing at Colston Hall (Bristol), Rich Mix London, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, Wiltshire Music Centre, mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Apex (Bury), NCEM (York), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

BALLAKE SISSOKO QUARTET - Mali
BALLAKE SISSOKO QUARTET - Mali

Ballaké Sissoko is one of Mali's greatest exponents of the kora, the 21-stringed harp of the Mande people. Whilst his music is steeped in ancient West African traditions, this modest and soft-spoken man is also a true innovator. Sissoko’s quartet toured in Nov/Dec 2013, appearing at Colston Hall (Bristol), Rich Mix London, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Apex (Bury), NCEM (York), Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

MOKOOMBA - Zimbabwe
MOKOOMBA - Zimbabwe

With their eclectic mix of pan-African styles and Tonga rhythms, Mokoomba have gained a reputation as “Zimbabwe’s best young band” (The Guardian). The band toured in March/April 2014, appearing at Colston Hall (Bristol), Rich Mix London, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Apex (Bury), NCEM (York), Wiltshire Music Centre, Brighton Dome, Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.

DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA - India
DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA - India

As a lap steel guitar aficionado and innovative performer, Debashish Bhattacharya has been operating ‘beyond the ragasphere’ for decades: his unique take on Indian classical music cementing a prolific international career. Debashish toured in May 2014, appearing at Colston Hall (Bristol), Rich Mix London, Sage Gateshead, Junction Cambridge, mac Birmingham, The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Apex (Bury), NCEM (York), Wiltshire Music Centre, Pontardarwe Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse.