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Sat 21st Jul at 6:00pm
BT River Of Music - Europe Stage
@ Somerset House, London
Featuring: Penguin Cafe, Mariza
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BT River Of Music - Europe Stage: Penguin Cafe + Mariza
A once-in a lifetime festival of music the weekend before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
A spectacular global summit of rhythm and song, the two-day free event will act as a curtain-raiser for the sporting celebrations to follow and will feature artists representing all Olympic and Paralympic nations, from the largest nations to the tiniest ocean island speck.
BT River of Music will present the city's residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to sample a kaleidoscope of the world's most vibrant contemporary music.
Established, award-winning and emerging artists from every part of the globe will be performing on stages at six iconic sites along the length of the River Thames each hosting music from a different continent.
See www.btriverofmusic.com for further information.
Portuguese singer who was nominated twice in this year's BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards. 'Her performance is nothing short of a genuine revelation' (Billboard).
Born in Mozambique to a Portuguese father and Mozambican mother, Mariza was brought up in Mouraria, one of the traditional fado neighbourhoods of Lisbon. While loving the pure tradition, Mariza has commissioned new fados and expanded the form in her collaborations with Spanish and Brazilian musicians.
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Venue: Somerset House
Enquiries: 0207 845 4600
Bookings: 0207 413 3399
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