Preview: Mosaiques Festival @ Rich Mix (14th & 15th October 2016)

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Mosaiques Festival, a festival of world culture in an ever-changing format, returns to London this October with its offerings spread over two days: two evening performances, showcasing three acts each, including one free afternoon of entertainment, all in the familiar setting of Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix.

The festival is founded on ideas of openness, multiculturalism and tolerance, themes that come through strongly in this year’s programme. The afro-funk rhythms of Vaudou Game close the first night of music, preceded by Turkish folk-fusion collective, The Odd Beats and “uncategorisable” international folk group Kefaya.

Saturday afternoon, alongside literary and film offerings, then begins with a free set of Laura Cahen’s smooth melodies, whilst the evening sees Afro Pop singer-songwriter Yasmin Kadi and the Algerian-fusion ‘El Mordjane duo’ followed by Parisian electronic duet Acid Arab. Advance tickets can be bought for each day separately or for the entire festival, and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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