Playlist: Best of Afro-Centric Beats and Beyond

(Afrobeat, Afrojazz, Afrohouse and more)

Here at Colston Hall, we’re proud of our world music programming, over the years we have brought some of the biggest names in the genre such as Femi Kuti, Tinariawen and Africa Express, as well as celebrating the unsung heroes like William Onyeabor and upcoming stars such as Ibibio Sound Machine and Owiny Sigoma Band.

This is a playlist compiled from some of our favourite afro-centric tracks from artists that have played at Colston Hall or The Lantern, or simply tracks we’re feeling and performers we’d love to book.

In this playlist you will find offerings of afro-jazz, afro-beat, afro-house as well as some favourites from across the continent and around the world.

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Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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