Tuesday 8 July | LONDON LSO St Luke’s

Ensemble Sinawi have found a unique place in Korea’s musical life, combining traditional Korean folk music and improvisation to create a sound that is entirely new. Their exploration of Korea’s musical heritage led them to discover the potential in adapting traditional rhythms and melodies in the context of chamber-jazz. See them in the Seoul in the City programme as part of the City of London Festival.



Saturday 28 June | LONDON Barbican

At only 27, Maria Gadù is widely recognised as the brightest new star to emerge in Musica Popular Brasileira in the last decade, championed by the greats like Caetano Veloso.

Nominated twice for a Latin Grammy Award – for Best Artist and Best Songwriter – her self-titled debut album was certified platinum in Brazil and gold in Italy. Her eclectic sound incorporates the rootsy acoustic sound of her São Paulo hometown with a brave new blend of samba, Afro-beat, and funk.



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