Black History Month 2019: Music
ROUND HOUSE RISING FESTIVAL
Discover tomorrow’s headliners with our festival of new and emerging music.
Whether you are looking to discover the best in new music or to witness the next big thing – we’ve got you covered.
Fresh from touring, GAIKA returns to headline the festival, sharing a multi-sensory tapestry of visuals and genre-defying music with an unmistakable British grit.
Catch intimate live performances from the next big artists, including Dublin’s kinetic, art-pop star on the rise, Æ MAK, West London Grime MC, Big Zuu, brazen Swedish pop artist and producer, Eva-Lina and electro-beats luminaries, Colossal Squid and Kai Whiston.
Keep an eye on further line up announcements.
Join us for a special evening championing the hottest emerging artists from the Future Bubblers roster and our very own Roundhouse Resident Artist programme, with performances from hip hop trio NuTribe, singer-songwriter ELOI and producer-DJ Cult Architect.
Meet Martha Da’ro, the latest moniker for Canga Antonio, a genre-bending singer and actress. She’s graced the stage in Belgian hip-hop collective Soul’Art and starred in award-winning film, Black. These days, the multi-talented Brussels-based artist takes matters into her own hands as Martha Da’ro – effortlessly blending dreamy pop with hip hop, English with French and boundless energy with fragile emotion
Experience GAIKA like never before as he headlines Roundhouse Rising Festival in a night that will showcase an audio-visual spectacular with gravitas.
The night will see the British artist expand on his signature blend of Grime, Dancehall and R&B infused electronic music, as he’s joined by a ten-piece jazz ensemble led by composer Jason Yarde, and unveil an audio-visual piece made in collaboration with Roundhouse young creatives.
Expect a night of explosive rap and R&B from West London grime MC Big Zuu, who will be supported by East London rapper Priincess Kemz and vocalist Greentea Peng.
With support from GRM Daily and the MOBO’s, Big Zuu has gained attention for his lyrical gravity and flow, putting the grit back into grime.
23 Oct - 9 Nov 2019 at the Peacock Theatre
ZooNation's smash-hit sensation Some Like It Hip Hop thrilled audiences and critics when it opened in 2011, prompting five-star reviews and standing ovations with its infectious “wit, heart and magnificent energy” (The Independent).
With a nod to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, it tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, crossdressing and revolution, all played out in ZooNation’s trademark style.
at The Green Note, Fri 1st November 8:30pm
Her musical origins date back to her family’s migration as slaves in the cotton fields of Tennessee, to Sharecropping in Oklahoma, to Civil Rights riots in Los Angeles. Kat hales from a family steeped in the tradition of Gospel hymns and Blues folklore.
With a career spanning over 20 years Kat has shared the stage with LuLu, Jason Rebello, Chris Jagger, Tony Remy, Andy Gangadeen, Chicago Blues Queens Deitra Farr and Peaches Staten, also with the Son of the Seventh Son Mud Morganfield, and the Alabama Rooster Lil’ Jimmy Reed.
Monday 21 October, workshops 1-2.30pm, 2.30-4pm and 4.30-6pm
In celebration of Black History Month and supported by LabTech, The Street Pan Trust and Saint Pancras Community Association will be hosting an original, unique and unforgettable experience for people of all ages to experience playing the steelpan.
The event is for local people to come together, have fun music-making and celebrating our wonderful diverse multicultural arts heritage in Camden
Saturday 30 November
Jazz five-piece Ezra Collective will play a finale hometown show to end their UK tour this autumn.
The announcement comes ahead of Ezra Collective’s debut album, You Can’t Steal My Joy, which features Jorja Smith, KOKOROKO and Loyle Carner, and looks destined to cement the band’s status as one of the UK’s most exciting groups.
Ezra Collective’s incredible musicianship and spirited approach to music – which draws on afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, grime and more – has seen them break out beyond the thriving UK jazz scene.
The five friends have already completed a mosh pit-filled and totally sold out UK tour, played at Quincy Jones’ birthday party, and recently toured America for the first time.