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10 UK Artists to Watch This Year

Here's 10 Black British artists to keep an eye out for this year.

Last year saw us lose game-changing artists like Prince and Sharon Jones amongst a slew of other tragedies, including the election of a racist, misogynist and unqualified US President. Nonetheless, in such a testing climate music has the ability to question, re-focus and bring up for debate issues affecting us all.

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Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

The new album from Africa Express & the Syrian National Orchestra is a bold alternative to the images of war torn Syria that flood our media.

It's the penultimate night of Africa Express tour of Europe with former and current members of the Syrian National Orchestra. On stage in Istanbul’s stunning Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, Julia Holter’s boldly vulnerable voice skips above the soaring orchestral strings and Seckou Keita’s lightly percussive kora playing.

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