World Music Extravaganza


Global Beats Festival and Little Blue Ball present:



A night of uplifting music from around the globe, celebrating the cultural diversity of London's international music scene, with live performances from:


Planetman & The Internationalz (Israel/Yemen/Jamaica)

Baba Adesose Wallace (Nigeria)

Mosi Conde (Guinea)

Jose Hernando Arias (Colombia)

and eclectic world beats from DJ Darren Sangita (UK)


About the artists:

Planetman & The Internationalz -


Planetman is a singer, guitarist and song-writer who was born in Israel to a Yemeni family and moved to the UK in the 90's after stints in New York and Amsterdam. He sees himself as part of a new breed of british artists who weren't born in the UK yet represent the multi-cultural hub that is London.


"...Global Beats curator Planetman, whose band The Internationalz blend highlife guitars and reggae with earnest folk and brightly soulful vocals. The sounds are varied yet simply catchy; the spirit is infectiously upbeat." Metro.



Baba Adesose Wallace -

Nigerian master drummer and singer busts out his funky Afrobeat rhythms whilst exploring some more traditional West African sounds. Wallace is a veteran of the UK's world music scene, having played at the first WOMAD, and his staying power is a testament to just how good he is. A living legend!

Mosi Conde -

Immensely skilled and talented Kora player and singer, Mosi Conde is from Guinea's leading Griot family whose members are key to most of West Africa's vital traditional and contemporary music scene.
"Utterly mesmerising and spellbinding, totally infectious! Truly great music" Rainlore's World of Music



Jose Hernando Arias -

José Hernando Arias is a 21 year old self-taught virtuoso accordion player, born in London, but of Colombian descent, who plays Vallenato and Cumbia. In 2011 he won the apprenticeship program promoted by the BBC World Routes Academy and featured in the BBC proms in 2012.



DJ Darren Sangita -

Darren Sangita has been involved for the past 20 years in the alternative music, international arts and the underground Psytrance scene, with a deep love for Spiritual Electronica, Psychedelic Ambient Trance, Devotional, Classical and Folk music of the world.


Saturday 3rd May 2014
7pm – 1.30am
The Forge, Camden
3-7 Delancey St, London NW1 7NL
£8 advance, £12 door



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