Do Something Different Weekend


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During the last week of July, come rain or shine the Barbican Centre will be celebrating the great British summer with a variety of events, workshops and fun activities for your family and friends to enjoy.


Grupo Lokito

Grupo Lokito appearing at this event

Grupo Lokito fuses contemporary Congolese and Latin music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics. Formed in 2006 by British Latin pianist Sara McGuinness and Congolese singer Jose Hendrix Ndelo, Grupo Lokito’s musicians area mix of Congolese, Latin and British artists who have chosen to make London their home. Lokito’s energetic front-line of singers are true performers, and when the groove steps up a notch in the blistering salsa and seben sections, their outlandish dancing has to be seen to be believed.

See Grupo Lokito tour dates

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble appearing at this event

New York Hip-Hop collective combining brass, jazz, Afropop, hip-hop, funk, soul and RnB.

See 2 tour dates featuring Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra

Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra appearing at this event

Formed in 1998, Brooklyn-based music collective Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is modelled on Fela Kuti’s band Africa 70 and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. A pungent mix of funk, jazz, African rhythms and humanistic politics that Fela would be proud of!

See Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra tour dates

Also Appearing

Moleque De Rua, Gangbe Brass Band

Barbican Centre

  • Silk Street
  • London
  • EC2Y 8DS
0207 638 8891
Disabled Booking:
020 7638 8891
Disabled access:
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