David Rivera and La Båmbula will make you dance with their Caribbean sounds from Puerto Rico and Cuba.
This virtuoso is returning for her fifth year with the Enharmonic Collective.
Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet bring the sunshine of the Rio Carnival to the Fringe, celebrating and reimagining the best of Brazilian jazz.
Performing their unique take on world music, Paul Chamberlain (accordion) and Michael Haywood (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another thrilling, virtuosic mus…
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform an eclectic mix of music with infectious enjoyment - French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan, tango, etc.
Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat rhythms, with undercurrents of ska, rock and Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresist…
MTO Zendeh Delan’s Journey of Love, inspired by the Sufi allegory of Leyla and Majnun, is an enchanting blend of modern Sufi music and the graceful motions of Sama.
The Jennifer Ewan Band performs a stirring mix of compelling original songs, Louisiana blues and old-time Cajun dance music with a Celtic tint.
This year, Jonathan begins and ends with two of Spain’s greatest composers, Albeniz and Granados, and, in between, a majestic Bach Prelude and Allemande, followed by traditional mu…
Experience the soulful sounds of Andalusia with Philip Adie’s Flamenco Guitar Odyssey.
The Ostracised Guardian is a musical performance that fuses ancient Kuladevata rituals with modern electronic music, directed by India’s foremost music producer Tenma and performed…
This virtuoso is returning for her fourth year with the Enharmonic Collective.
Experience the original sounds of this truly unique flamenco artist, bringing the Andalusian air with a flamenco, jazz and Latin American repertoire interpreted in his genuine mann…
Sally bullied her dad into buying her a fiddle at age five and she has been playing to anyone who will listen ever since.
Join Colin MacLeod and friends for an hour’s musical journey through the centre of Edinburgh to discover some of the Celtic music delights, tunes, their stories and the musicians…
Be transported into the supernatural world of The Three Seas.
Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet collaborate with world-renowned Indian percussionist Krishna Kishor in a highly original, innovative and exhilarating musical fusion.
Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible…
Let award-winning Scottish troubadour and band (with special guest Kirsten Adamson, daughter of Big Country’s Stuart) transport you to a sepia-stained cantina with songs from his a…
The brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment.
Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, Feli y Los Malos is a latin-pop quartet blending together blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something altogether unique.
Are you ready for a wild night of Jungle Cumbia? Los Chichanos bring to the Fringe a live fiesta of psychedelic Latin vibes.
The Jennifer Ewan Band performs a stirring mix of heartfelt original songs, Louisiana accordion blues and old-time Cajun dance music with a Celtic tint.
Jonathan’s gorgeous programme starts with two beautiful Villa-Lobos preludes, then dances through a Bach Bourree and Gigue.
Extraordinary concert of French airs de cour and their baroque admirers – Lully, Lambert, Tessier, Purcell, Handel.
The Mystic Chorale have interactively brought their audiences into the singing experience, creating living communities of world song for more than 30 years.
Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez presents a beautifully intimate flamenco guitar concert.
A pianist with superhuman coordination, Los Angeles-based Milen Kirov is an award-winning Bulgarian-American pianist and composer with an inimitable artistic voice and celebrated c…
Let the ensemble take you on a journey of sound and motion through a modern artistic portrayal of this 1,400 year-old spiritual practice.
Joseph Tawadros is a multiple award-winning Oud virtuoso and a larger-than life-character, in both music and personality.
“30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene’ (Billy Rough, Folk Radio UK).
Experience a passionate and exhilarating fiesta performed by seven top musicians fusing fiery, exuberant South American rhythms with the unmistakable essences of Flamenco music and…
Afro-fusion pan-global music and dance fever at La Belle Angele.
Tunde Jegede (kora and cello).
Celebrating Okoe’ is a tribute to a great drum master, mixing Ghanaian rhythms with Scottish Jazz spirit, Afrobeat vibes, singing, funky horns, jazz improvisation and incredible da…
Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision …
In this world premiere, the shimmering beauty of South Indian melodies blends with electronic sound effects and virtuosic improvisation.
Scots-Cajun music, Louisiana French classics and vintage blues jostle with distinctively Scottish straight-from-the-heart original songs by Jennifer Ewan and the blues-drenched Caj…
Discover this blend of Korean traditional instruments and western instruments that will bring music to life.
Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez presents a truly special guitar concert.
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment.
This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou.
Marit Fält and David Chadwick collaborate to perform an acoustic set of Nordic folk music on låtmandola and nyckelharpa.
The Mystic Chorale is an interactive 50-voice chorus from Boston, Massachusetts which has been bringing their audiences into the singing experience for 30 years, creating living co…
Performing their unique take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return to the Fringe with another thrilling, virtuosic musical j…
Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts.
The Ragazziquintet is a group of five string musicians from the Netherlands making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at AMC.
The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango.
Edinburgh-based promoter The Soundhouse Organisation presents Three Times Five, featuring Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie and the High Plains.
Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands.
Brian Molley Quintet recreate and reimagine one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba.
Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music.
Fergus McCreadie is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar.
Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo.
Legendary performer and well-travelled fiddle player Aindrias de Staic (AKA Shtax) is back on the Fringe after winning a few awards seven years ago and being busy with TV and film.
Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies.
A vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music featuring Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin), Gyan Singh (tabla), Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae (vocals) plus Gra…
The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century.
Bardd’s unique dualingual global music fusion takes the audience on a journey from the bardic roots of Wales to a freedom funk disco.
Three of Scotland’s leading contemporary jazz groups each play a 40-minute set in one stunning concert with world-class musical guests from India and Shetland.
Isiqalo (or beginning in Xhosa and Zulu) takes us back to South Africa under Mandela’s leadership.
In this concert you will hear a wide variety of piobaireachd (pronounced approximately ‘pee-broch’), the classical music of the great Highland bagpipe, Scotland’s national in…
Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio.
Korean Poetry is a profound musical project using diverse eastern and western instruments to freely cross musical genres to showcase core themes of traditional Korean music and poe…
Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music.
Licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating his…
Everybody knows Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, our beaches and landscapes, but the Balearics are not only sand and sun.
Phamie Gow, one of Scotland’s most gifted and versatile composers/performers has played in venues around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Ray Davies, Philip Glas…
For the 16th year, this brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform their world music mix with virtuoso skill and infectious enjoyment.
A night of Romanian traditional music with songs from Maria Tanase, Ileana Sararoiu, Liviu Vasilica, Surorile Osoianu and many more.
Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees.
The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours.
This virtuoso duo, returning for their third year, are exploring the rich and mellow sounds of hang drums accompanied by acoustic and bass guitar.
Come on a journey of discovery across the globe, in search of the essence of flamenco.
Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat.
Internationally-renowned, Canadian-based Autorickshaw is on the cultural cutting edge with their seamless and downright cool sounding blend of jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical …
The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics.
‘I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds’ (Audience review).
The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision.
The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece live band fusion of classy 20s swing and stomping electro beats.
The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts.
Maori garage parties are hotbeds of undiscovered talent and a central part of our cultural and musical legacy back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts.
‘Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies’ (BroadwayBaby.
With their fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another exciting, energy-filled tour around Europe.
Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as ‘smooth chocolate’.
The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer.
A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time.
This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create …
An orchestra like you have never seen before! The 45-piece orchestra from Gwangju, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, performs the ancient melodies of Korea with traditio…
Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love.
In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro…
Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/ Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistibl…
Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve in a new duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirr…
Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours.
A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band.
Original world music from West Texas to West Africa! Ty’s Fingerstyle guitar bridges cultures, genres and styles in original compositions that unite and excite.
This stunning Irish spectacular Rhythm of the Dance is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Iris…
A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance.
Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listener…
Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond.
An exciting, colourful show from Burkina Faso bursting with the traditional dance and music of the Madinka people of West Africa, the descendants of the 13th-century Mali Empire.
Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India …
Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers use the traditional instruments of Japan, including drums of all sizes, the Koto harp, bamboo flute…
The Mzansi Ensemble performed a tribute to OR Tambo at the Barbican Theatre in London 2007 and have performed in SA’s prestigious theatres: the SA State Theatre for the 2010 World …
Tour guides need good voices but there’s only one who amazes her audiences with crystalline singing.
The Jennifer Ewan Band presents a stirring mix of original songs and old-time Cajun dance classics with a Celtic tint.
The symbolic ritual of Indian dance is represented via a graceful routine which flows like a temple carving brought to life, then is followed by a flirtatious and celebratory gyspy…
African rhythms and harmonies in gospel arrangements performed by Ghanaian a cappella sensation.
Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends.
A legendary musician, Hoppy Kamiyama and an awesome traditional dancer, Kashichiro; the artists representing Japan from the Hachijojima Island appear at Greenside in the Edinburgh …
Afripella presenting African Rise is a celebration of song, rhythm and dance.
UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Eur…
‘Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another.
Tango-Korean music band, Gena Tango, presents a new look at tango through Korean eyes in a joyful musical experience that combines the urgent passion of Argentinian tango with trad…
Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary …
Sofía & Marcelo are an innovative Mexican duo who combine different musical elements to achieve an experience in the spectator.
The spectacular two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Edinburgh with a special concert, Songs of the Free, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of …
Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean. Experience the music and dance of Latin America with audience participation welcomed. Music, dance and fiesta.
Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide.
Every night in the main bar, enjoy live music from local Scottish talent. Drop in and be entertained all night long.
Three elegant women musicians from Suzhou, costumed in Whispering Lotus Chi-pao will give us a concert on Chinese guqin, zheng, dizi and xiao (bamboo flute and end-blown bamboo flu…
Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albu…
Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturia…
Moishe’s Bagel are a thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz.
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, deeply rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences.
Perfect As You Are is an internationally touring production by Massive Vibe Live! with production and lyrics by Queen Be! It brings alive everyone’s power to benefit all.
Yi Dong makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to ‘indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind’ (China Xinhua News Agency) and to take us on a journey through the spirit …
Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene.
Following on from time served with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners Mat Clements, Tommy Pickles, (Orkestra De…
E-Do is an ensemble of six incredibly talented musicians who combine traditional and contemporary rhythms with consummate ease.
Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley returns to the Fringe with his outstanding quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribe (Bass) and Stuart Brown (Drums).
Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children’s classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Gru…
The Werbeck Ensemble sings folk and religious repertoire from around the world including Barber, Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger and Stravinsky.
Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16.
Scottish band Reely Jiggered will take you on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the furious fiddling of gypsies, haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring v…
Powerful like a dragon, supple like a dancer.
Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz.
After sell-out shows at last year’s Fringe and Celtic Connections festivals, Bwani Junction return with their joyful rendition of Paul Simon’s Graceland album.
Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet.
‘From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot New Orleans jazz – great skill.
Mesmerising and lively, Meskhane perform a variety of Gypsy dancing tunes and Turkish folk pieces with members from Bulgaria, France, Denmark, and Scotland, playing kanun, saxophon…
Steve Skinner (vocals, guitars, Indian harmonium), Seamus Corr (saxophones, flutes, pipes), John Bradford (percussion) and Ruth Ker (double bass) came together in Leeds to explore …
Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show by After Freedom is a new a cappella show telling stories of five prisoners confined in one of Johannesburg’s prisons.
The Jennifer Ewan Band presents an exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics.
Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war.
Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to con…
Samurai Drum IKKI rock the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in their 15th anniversary year! For the last year, their show had a record high of 3,167 audiences with ten sold out shows (and…
One hour of pure nostalgia! Come listen to the best French songs of Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu and other divas interpreted by Dr. Zahida.
The symbolic ritual of Indian dance represented via a graceful routine flows like a temple carving brought to life.
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 and embraces the diverse music of South Africa, a country with eleven official languages and subsequent communities.
This quintet crosses international boundaries with its blend of Korean traditional instruments (strings and percussion) and western instruments (cello and piano).
Hello, I’m doing a solo show where I play a synth for a while and read some comedic short stories that I’ve written.
Movement and grace: a Dowland galliard, rousing Bach gavottes, a rippling Russian polka, the compelling rhythms of Cuba and South America.
Luke Kempner takes a Luke in the mirror in this gently funny show, poking fun at himself and the impressions he uses to express himself.
Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and A…
Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience in 2010 performing at the World Cup opening ceremony.
Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal.
Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Music can nurture us, music can uplift us.
Osibisa first exploded onto the music scene in 1971 and is seen by many as the godfather of today’s UK-Afrobeat scene.
Claudia Aurora and her band return to Brighton for an evening of soulful Fado music.
Beethoven at lunchtimes.
Lingua Franca Ensemble ‘Ephemera’ album launch concert.
Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor.
In February 2017, West African master-drummer Musa gathered the latest incarnation of his band XamXam and flew to Gambia to collaborate with local musicians.
Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons.
Brighton meets Bristol for an evening of brassy skanks, intense grooves, conscious lyricism and wild rhythm.
A magical, candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful, soulful harmonies.
Nominated for best music at Brighton Fringe 2016.
Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine.
East meets west as Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, is joined by zheng player Yi Dong and Lothian Gaelic Choir in a programme of traditional and contemporary tunes show…
Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, Cuba and southern Italy to Summerhall for a huge festival edition of their world music concert.
JJ dances to create fascinating and mysterious illusions using magic stick levitation.
One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much loved bands, the Rachel Hair Trio are renowned for their strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair.
The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her ret…
Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi.
Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece.
Saudha, ‘one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country’ (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and ‘breath-taking’ presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of India…
BE United’s Discovery! is a musical celebration of culture, diversity, creativity and harmony.
Barra to Bengal: a fictional Scottish-Indian cultural musical telling the story of two people from opposite ends of the globe as one travels the globe finding friendship with the o…
With a fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle, clarinet) take their instruments on an international tour – enjoy the sultry sounds of…
A masked figure, all in white, carries the biggest drumstick you’ve ever seen and drops it on the biggest drum you’ve ever seen.
A fantastic opportunity to hear Chinese classical music, played by professional musicians on Chinese and Western instruments, accompanied by a short performance by the talented Rai…
Acclaimed Korean/New Orleans saxophonist Jeeseok’s funky, melodic, energetic quartet brings Miles Davies, Coltrane and Ella up to date, with a sprinkle of Korean folk music too! …
UK based Chilean singer/songwriter Valentina Montoya Martínez, foremost voice of contemporary Latin American progressive folk music performance in Scotland, performs an evening of…
Our show UTO represents festivals of O-daiko (big drums) and cultures of each season in Uto city in Kumamoto prefecture.
2012 and 2013 Fringe sell-out.
High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist.
For over twenty years Chechelele have been delighting audiences with songs about love, freedom, slavery and everyday life: music with stories and meaning performed with energy and …
US national and Scottish fiddle champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music, showcasing his stunning virtuosity, contem…
Poción de Fe is a seven-piece band concocting an original spicy mix of afrobeat, Caribbean rhythms, Cuban salsa, and African mambo.
The acclaimed Scottish saxophonist returns to the Fringe following international tours in the US and India.
Orkestra del Sol, a joyous reinvention of global brassy street music, has left a trail of pummelled dancefloors across Europe and countries including India, Australia and China.
Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original work…
Ron Davis’ Symphronica is an exciting fusion of his electric acoustic jazz quartet and a scintillating string quartet (all members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra), unique in its…
Triveni, the Indian classical trio, returns to Edinburgh after a successful year in 2015! Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian classical vocalists of the younger generation in …
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform an eclectic mix of music with infectious enjoyment – French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan, tango etc.
The music of Egberto Gismonti is like a microcosm of his native Brazil – diverse, joyful and unique.
This celebrated international soloist returns to Edinburgh to ‘indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind’ (Xinhua, China).
Three expert musicians from France, Japan and Taiwan blend the sounds of three of the world’s most distinctive string instruments: erhu, sitar and cello.
Let us Africanise you this summer with South African arrangements of African and popular tunes.
We are the performance group of the Japanese Drum HIBIKI.
This well-received hour-long concert showcases the impressive skills of the four-person performance group Samurai Drum IKKI.
A three-piece version of award-winning band The Blueswater plays a mix of original songs and arranged covers, with a raucous sound reminiscent of Mississippi Hill Country blues.
The British might be renowned for talking and complaining about the weather, but if you come from Fiji there are more heightened concerns than just cold rainy days.
The performance begins with a narrative, delivered off-stage and set to the music of the sitar.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release, Edinburgh indie-rock band Bwani Junction and friends play Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland, joined on stage by one of the origi…
Ha`upu is the third Hawaiian opera performed by Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i.
Musical Anthology is a performance of sacred, secular, classical, contemporary and world music with organ, trumpets and voice – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Galuppi, Boëllman…
Arriving from sell-out performances at the Adelaide Fringe, Jonathan’s love of travelling is a clear inspiration to his choice of music.
As seen on BBC Four television and winner of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Declan Zapala returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth conse…
A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues.
An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music.
“Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie and Brel” (Irish Times) - Jody Trehy plays Brighton with a sublime international band as part of his 2016 tour.
A unique fusion of live traditional and classical music from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the UK alongside video performances from Kabul.
Internationally-acclaimed proponent of the steel pan (steel drum) Rachel Hayward returns to the Fringe with a solo recital in the beautiful setting of Brighton’s oldest building, p…
Joyful swing and vocal harmony, from a time when men were gentlemen and courteous, and women were true and noble.
Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig.
Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family.
Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, are bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton.
Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, ‘Compared to What’, which includes some wry comedy, lov…
Virtuoso solo violinist Michalis Kouloumis performs traditional music from the Balkans, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey.
Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia.
The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more.
Mishka Shubaly defies easy description.
Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style.
Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations and left a trail of pummeled dance floors across continents.
The back end of the comic duo Doggett and Ephgrave turns the spotlight on himself for an hour of solo stand-up.
Belle and Sebastian/God Help the Girl’s lead singer performs a story set to song, celebrating our modern day notions of home and belonging.
A magical candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful soulful harmonies.
The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show.
Hastings-based Oudolin will be bringing you authentic music from a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey and Moorish S…
Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British tou…
Guitars, video, computer music and improvised live art combine in a multi-sensory celebration of Milton Babbitt’s centenary.
Brighton’s premier ‘Jazz Jam’ with Paul Richards.
Join Sevanti and the Unity team for the beautiful, meditative fusion of yoga and contemporary dance, including Unity Partner Yoga™.
Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of its most exciting young singers and her band.
Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science.
Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe.
Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show.
The Fiddler’s Elbow plays host to a showcase of alternative folk, blues and roots acts for the third year running, featuring Black Fields, Paul Murray, Edd Mann, Warsaw Radio, Rota…
Ricardo Garcia doesn’t introduce himself when he walks on stage: he’s not here to show off, he’s here to guide you through Scotland’s history and folklore with flamenco rhythms.
Come experience the sights and sounds of the Balkans at this riotous night of live Balkan, klezmer and gypsy music, exquisite gypsy belly dancing, fabulous Balkan Beats DJs, live v…
Pipa and erhu are commonly nicknamed as Chinese lute and Chinese violin.
The Dloko High School Choir from Umlazi Township, South Africa, return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having performed sell-out shows in the Assembly Rooms in 2014, where it was…
London’s brass juggernaut makes its Fringe debut for three shows only, fresh from floor-filling gigs across Europe.
Award-winning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and Brazilian gui…
A pick of Latin music and dance at the Fringe, headlined by the Boteco Trio – a multi-talented group of musicians whose vast Brazilian repertoire draws from samba, bossa nova, ba…
Come and join French singer/songwriter Farah Rigal as she takes you on a special voyage to the world of folk-rock.
This show is an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by two of Scotland’s best known traditional players fom bands like Ceilidh Minogue and Bringing in the Spirit.
Summerhall is proud to present the Sun Ra Arkestra, live in the Dissection Room.
BE United and Discover is a celebration of music, dance, performance skills and talents! The one time only showcase will host an eclectic mix of artists including Mellow Chants, Ta…
The overriding resonance of Ponción de Fe can only be described as dynamic.
Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is one of the only five soloists who has given a recital in China’s Great Hall of the People, and the soloist with the biggest number of public …
World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia.
In Violin Variations, Ian Peaston invites the audience to share his passion for experimenting with his electric violin and looping set-up.
‘Her voice has a sultry, husky undertone, and her lyrics are filled with witty metaphors which make her songs both playful yet touching at the same time’ (CamCreatives.
Eight Tibetan monks present an exciting performance of sacred masked dance from their New Year festival, interspersed with the mesmerising chant and music of the Buddhist monastic …
Playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history and some 36,000,000 active participants, classical Zheng performer, Yi Dong, makes her 14th annual return to Edinburgh…
Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath.
The Troubles play 21st-century jazz and are New Zealand’s leading contemporary jazz group.
Ranging from pleasantly slow and soothing to fast and excitable and even angry, the sounds produced by the Chechelele World Music Choir were vibrant and vast.
Beijing Student’s Golden Sail Art Troupe was founded in 1987, and comprises thousands of students from 80 primary and high schools in Beijing.
Scotland’s visionary guitarist/composer returns with an astonishingly powerful new trio line-up of his award-winning Indo-Western ensemble, with Raju das Baul, mesmerising exponent…
Whistle-stop tour of some of the best African music at the Edinburgh Fringe, with a different line-up each night.
Globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland.
Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today.
Eddie McGuire, former Chairman of the Musicians’ Union (Scottish Region), and classical zheng performer Dong Yi, the first and so far only musician of any Chinese instrument to g…
Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene.
Rise Kagona is a guitar hero to many on two continents! In Zimbabwe, Rise transferred traditional jiti rhythms to guitar, and his band The Bhundu Boys toured the world extensively.
Jimmy Shand to Johnny Dodds, a virtuoso mix of music unfolds before you: French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan.
Performed by Shanghai’s Hand in Hand Troupe, a famous young artists’ association in China.
Nordic Raga Trio is an inspired meeting between one Indian and two Swedish folk musicians, who want to experiment with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music.
Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition.
Seda Yildiz and Mawaan Rizwan bring their daring and surreal show to the Fringe.
Have you ever felt a beat so vigorous and inspiring that your entire being is changed for good? Have you ever heard the passionate fusion of the ancient and the now? Do you know wh…
Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers’ eight performers use the traditional instruments of Japan including drums of all sizes, the Koto…
Declan Zapala is one hell of a talented guitarist.
If you like classical guitar and want to escape the bustling madness that is the Mile at 1pm in the middle of the Fringe, then you are going to enjoy Jonathan Prag’s hour long re…
The Soweto Spiritual Singers are at the Fringe with two shows, this later one at the Assembly Rooms called The Return, is an uplifting and enjoyable hour of African spirituality.
Magical Korean performance combining powerful drums with healing dances.
These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience.
‘Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel.
A harmony quartet offering as wide-ranging a repertoire as their name suggests, coming across like a South African Il Divo and a sleepy Ave Maria.
A concert with a difference! Riau Rhythm Chambers Indonesia has successfully developed a contemporary music based on Melayu roots.
Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko.
Exhilarating Japanese taiko drumming and stunning swordplay dramatically combined by an award-winning group.
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