Preview: Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Music Awards @ Koko (London, 21st January 2017)

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For anyone who doesn’t know his name, Gilles Peterson could be described as the Christopher Colombus of New World music. He is a DJ and broadcaster who has continually dedicated his career to the exploration and discovery of unearthed music from distant corners of the world’s underground scene.  Ego-free and open minded, Peterson is considered a UK tastemaker for fusions of flavours including jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul and world music.

On Saturday 21st January, he will be hosting his annual Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Music Awards at Koko in Camden.  This is the place to see a showcase of some of his favourite 2016 artists as well as glimpse some fresh findings for the year ahead.  It will be a mix of live music and DJing and the lineup includes rising stars making impact in 2016: Chicago rapper and poet Noname, soul-jazz singer Jimetta Rose, electronic Middle Eastern fusion duo Acid Arab, East London grime artist Trim, jazz group Ezra Collective and Indian-influenced percussionist Sarathy Korwar.

For any music lover keen to see where artistry limits may lie or if they even exist, this is the night to set forth to this nostalgic venue in North London and see what musical riches you can uncover to take back home with you at the end of your fun-packed clubbing expedition.

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