World Music

Ana Moura: Live - The Barbican

A new sound and a new look for Ana Moura the acclaimed new voice of Fado from Portugal. Ana's stunning fifth album DesFado sees he working with Herbie Hancock and producer Larry Klein on new material written for her by songwriters from outside the Fado zo

Hariharan: Live - Royal Festival Hall

Hariharan is one of India's most celebrated playback singers and an award-winning collaborator with AR Rahman on film soundtracks including Roja. He is one of India's foremost ghazal singers, with a string of best-selling albums including the double pl

Nomad - Bombino

Nomad is the third album from the Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar. At the invitation of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the Niger-born artist and his band traveled to Nashville for the recording, produced by Auerbach hi

Tudo - Joyce Moreno

"The best musician among women singers after Elis Regina" - Caetano Veloso Tudo is Joyce's first studio album in a decade formed entirely of the Brazilian icon's original compositions. Tudo - meaning 'everything' in Portuguese - showcases Joyce's remarkab

Ganesh Kumaresh with Trio AAB - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

Two special collaborations come to Alchemy as Indian violin duo Ganesh Kumaresh, known for their Carnatic music, join forces with Trio AAB following a critically-acclaimed collaboration at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in 2011. 2011 also saw Trio

Martin Simpson & Arieb Azhar - Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Arieb Azhar, a singer and guitarist from Pakistan, is immersed in the traditional music of his own country which, combined with his deep understanding of Balkan and gypsy music, gives him a style that is uniquely his. Martin Simpson is one of the fines

Power Punch - Owiny Sigoma Band

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with local musicians there. The project was set up by Hetty Hughes and her friend Aaron Abraham, co-founders of a voluntary organisation called Art of Protest establ

Nomad - Bombino

Nomad is the third album from the Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar. At the invitation of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the Niger-born artist and his band traveled to Nashville for the recording, produced by Auerbach hi

Beautiful Africa - Rokia Traore

Beautiful Africa is the fifth studio album from Malian singer and musician Rokia Traoré. Time Out gave the album four out of five stars calling it: 'A defiant and vividly alive musical response to the crisis in Mali'.

Sweet Honey in the Rock - The Barbican

Their voices are at once beautifully honeyed and fervently strong, their music steeped in the rich textures of African American traditions with clarion calls of the civil rights movement ringing through. In celebration of their history as black women, Swe