To mark 20 years of World Music, for the first time this year Radio 3 is staging a whole weekend of Awards related events at the Barbican (26-27th May). Freestage activities each afternoon in the Barbican foyer culminate in the Poll Winner's concert starting at 6pm on Sunday 27th May.
SATURDAY 26 MAY
2.00-3.00pm 'As Old As My Tongue'
A portrait of legendary singer Bi Kidude, challenging our perception of age (she's ninety-three, going on sixteen), and of women in a Muslim society. Co-produced by Yusuf Mahmoud, winner of this year's World Shaker Award.
Dir. Andy Jones 66min
with an introduction by director Andy Jones, and producers Yusuf Mahmoud and Rita Ray.
As Old As My Tongue
3.00-4.00 pm: LIVE BBC Radio 3 show ‘World Routes’ (Freestage)
Featuring Maurice el Medioni and Ghada Shbeir, presented by Lucy Duran from the freestage.
5.00-7.00 pm : LIVE Funkhaus Europa WDR radio show (Freestage)
Featuring Mahmoud Ahmed and presented by Francis Gay.
SUNDAY 27 MAY
2.00-3:00pm: Mariza and the Story of Fado (Cinema 3)
A documentary filmed in Lisbon about the history of Portuguese fado and its latest charismatic star Mariza.
2006 Dir. Simon Broughton 58min
2.00–3.00 pm: Live performance by K’naan
For personal reasons K'naan will not now be performing at this year's Awards for World Music.
3.00–5.30pm: World Music labs
3.00-3.30pm Charlie Gillett in conversation with European World Music reporters Francis Gay and Saskia Bender .
3.30-4.00pm Charlie Gillett in conversation with this year's winner Maurice el Medioni.
4.00-4.15pm Charlie Gillett in conversation with this year's winner Mahmoud Ahmed.
4.15-5.30pm Gilles Peterson and Charlie Gillett in 'DJ ping-pong' reflecting on 20 years of world music and their different DJ styles while playing their favourite records. Includes A Live Set from La Xula.
SUNDAY 27 MAY
6:00-10:30pm: Poll Winner's Concert
Featuring live performances from the following winning artists who will receive their awards on stage. Presented by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Verity Sharp.
Maurice el Medioni
Tickets are available from the Barbican's website
10.30-1.00am: Post-Show Party
Interval and Post-Show Party DJs
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