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Music - BT River of Music - Africa Stage - Krar Collective: Horn of Hope

Sunday 22nd July 2012

The BT River of Music event is being held in London over the weekend 21-22 July. The event is planned to be a huge celebration of music from all Olympic and Paralympic nations and is being held the weekend before the opening ceremony of the London Games. Access to BT River of Music is free but capacity is limited. To guarantee entry you will need to book tickets in advance - tickets are free (but Ticketmaster charge a 3 booking fee for each ticket). You can find more details, and book your tickets, at

An Africa Stage is being set up in the London Pleasure Gardens, Docklands, which will play host to a fantastic array of talent. From Africa's greatest stars to emerging new voices, this stage will witness a weekend of incredible live music.

On Sunday 22 the Krar Collective: Horn of Hope will be performing.

Horn of Hope brings together the music of four closely connected countries in the Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti in a spectacular show of song and dance. Part of Africa, yet strongly independent and as much culturally connected to the Middle East and Indian Ocean as to the rest of sun-Saharan Africa, these four countries have in recent history been plagued my conflict and political upheaval, yet their music, dress and cultural roots remain undeniably close.

In Horn of Hope up-and-coming Ethiopian band Krar Collective, invite singers from Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti who are all active and respected in their own communities to join with them in celebrating the vibrant music of this region of Africa.

Appearing on Sunday with the Krar Collective will be Muntu Valdo, Noisettes, Staff Benda Bilili + Zao

Doors open at 11am
Music from midday
Performances end at approx 9.30pm
Travel: DLR - Pontoon Dock (Zone 3)

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