Songlines Magazine have announced the very first Songlines Music Awards Winners’ Concert at the Barbican on Friday November 23. The concert will feature performances by Indian sitar star Anoushka Shankar (Best Artist) and Touareg desert rock band Tinariwen (Best Group), as well as appearances by special guests.
Daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, Anoushka started learning the sitar aged nine. In her teens she was regularly playing onstage with her father and had released three albums by the age of 20. But alongside her classical sitar work, she has also recorded contemporary fusion projects, including Traveller, which won her this year’s award.
The Touareg group Tinariwen have been bringing their electrified desert blues to international audiences for more than a decade. They have won fans amongst people not normally interested in African music, played over 800 concerts around the world and inspired a flock of other Saharan bands.
To reserve your tickets, please call the Barbican Centre at
+44 (0)844 848 5218 or visit their website here.