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Music - Éthiopiques at Songlines Encounters

Girma Bèyènè with Akalé Wubé

Saturday 1st June 2019

As part of the Songlines Encounters Festival (30 May – 3 Jun) there will be a special focus on Ethiopian music, with a film screening of Éthiopiques: Revolt of the Soul, followed the UK premiere performance of Girma Bèyènè with Akalé Wubé.

Girma Bèyènè with Akalé Wubé.

19:00 - 21:00pm, Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Seated concert with allocated seating. Tickets £24.50 to £28.50 plus booking fee.

The Éthiopiques series of recordings curated by Francis Falceto has become a huge cult success. The discs have shed light on Ethiopia's musical golden age in the 1970s, but also revived the careers of veteran musicians like singer and pianist Girma Bèyènè who was a star back then. He's featured on the 30th album in the series, Mistakes on Purpose, backed by the young French Ethio jazz band Akalé Wubé. Revisiting many of his old hits, they create an unforgettable celebration of Ethiopia's musical soul.

Tickets can be booked through the Kings Place website.

The concert is preceeded by another Éthiopiques event, the screening of Éthiopiques: Revolt of the Soul, a film about the history of Ethiopian music told from the perspective of Francis Falceto and Ethiopian musicians.

A number of 'day tickets', which enable you to see both Éthiopiques events, the film, and the concert, plus a second, later, concert of concert of 'Ghanaian minimalism' are available for £30 + booking fee. Day tickets can be booked on the Kings Place website.

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