Celtic Connections present
Sat 31 Jan 2015 | 7pm-10pm | £16 + £1.60 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
In the words of Fela Kuti himself, “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” The drummer and de facto musical director in Kuti’s band, Africa 70, from 1968 to 1979, Allen certainly hasn’t rested on his laurels since then: recent projects include collaborations with Damon Albarn, the Verve’s Simon Tong and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, while his own newly-released Film of Life splices his evergreen signature style with soul, dub and jazz.
The eight-piece Ibibio Sound Machine cook up a dynamic, sometimes psychedelic synthesis of West African highlife, disco, gospel and edgy electronic soundscapes, with lyrics inspired by traditional Nigerian folklore.
PLEASE NOTE: The event featuring Mànran has been moved to the 02 ABC. All original tickets remain valid. Please visit the Celtic Connections website for more information.
£16 + £1.60 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only)
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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