An unprecedented celebration of the African roots in music and culture, the acclaimed Back2Black festival travels from Rio de Janeiro to London this summer as part of London 2012 Festival – with a heady mix of funk, reggae, dub, hip hop, samba, and blues.
The event takes place each day from the following times:
Friday - 18.00 - 02.00
Sat - 13.00 - 02.00
Sun - 13.00 - Midnight
29 June 2012 - 1 July 2012 / 18:00
Old Billingsgate, London EC3R 6DX
Featuring three stages of live music and an eclectic line-up of more than twenty Brazilian, UK and international artists, including host Gilberto Gil, the London festival will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in East London, transformed for the occasion by Brazilian visual artist and director Bia Lessa.
The festival will include talks, debates, exhibitions, drumming displays and workshops involving young musicians from East London and the Pracatum School from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.Find out more...
Line upFri 29 Jun 6pm – 2am
Linton Kwesi Johnson
& Dennis Bovell
DJ Sany Pitbull (Baile Funk)
Book now for Friday only
Sat 30 Jun 1pm – 2am
Criolo feat. Mulatu Astatke
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
& moreBook now for Saturday only
Sun 1 Jul 1pm – 12 midnight
Jorge Ben Jor
Amadou & Mariam
Toumani Diabaté + Arnaldo Antunes + Edgard Scandurra
Natasha Llerena& more
Book now for Sunday only
More artists to be announced soon...