8-12th JULY 2020
Henley Festival

Namvula

10:00 pm on Sunday 12th July 2020

The Bedouin


Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as “a true original” by the Guardian. Weaving together a global soundscape that takes inspiration from Africa, jazz, Brit-folk and beyond, Namvula crosses boundaries with lyrical and sonic sensitivity, transporting listeners into worlds of joyous and raw freedom. Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, and local Zambian singing legend Maureen Lilanda. She is backed by a stellar band of some of the UK’s most respected African and jazz musicians, including Mercury-nominated bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams, and percussionist Mamadou Sarr (Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo).

Namvula has been named as one of 13 voices for the future of African music by Rede Angola alongside artists including Fatoumata Diawara, Jupiter & Okwess International and Sidiki Diabaté, and has been harkened to the likes of Cape Verdean diva Maya Andrade.

**** Songlines

**** The Sunday Times

**** Financial Times

*** MOJO

**** The Guardian


FESTIVAL TIPS

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FOOD & DRINK

DRINK WITH A VIEW

Head to the Moet Champagne lawn for a glass of fizz and an amazing view of the river.

HUNGRY?

All our non-bookable restaurants are open throughout the evening and are less busy during the floating stage concert.

YOUR VISIT

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The car park opens at 4pm, Festival gates open at 6pm.

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