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Respect to Aretha | Barbican Centre London  | Thu 12th September 2019 Lineup

Respect to Aretha

Barbican Centre in London

Thursday 12th September 2019

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas are joined by Bettye LaVette, Josť James, Zara McFarlane, Alice Russell and Nona Hendryx, to honour the Queen of Soul.

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Respect to Aretha on Thursday 12th September 2019

From timeless favourites to deep cuts from her back catalogue, Aretha’s greatness as the defining name in soul music, is truly showcased in an evening of celebration, reflection and high energy.

Modelled on Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 and the Harlem River Drive Orchestra, Antibalas are an afrobeat collective currently in their third decade. They are joined by American soul icon Bettye LaVette who grew up listening to Aretha and later performed with her; José James, who has been called 'the jazz singer for the hip-hop generation', Labelle signer Nona Hendyx and two of the voices bringing soul into the modern landscape, British singer Alice Russell, who is known for her collaborations with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim amongst others, and Zara McFarlane, now one of the most successful singers in contemporary British jazz.

Image Credit: Jacob V Joyce

Music Genres: 

Jazz, Soul

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