London is ‘City in Focus’ during Music Meeting

British music scene hits Nijmegen


NIJMEGEN – London is happening: the English capital is bursting with musical talent. That’s why London is this year’s City in Focus during the International Music Meeting Festival. The festival took a deep dive into the current British music scene, and on June 8, 9, and 10, it’s bringing the most notable talent to Nijmegen: Wara, Eliane Correa, Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats, Vula Viel, Bex Burch, Ill Considered, Rum Buffalo, and Nubiyan Twist. Not the usual suspects, but the uncharted sounds of London.

As we speak, London is going through one of its most creative moments in British music history. The city is bursting with artists and musical adventurers, who color outside the lines and pay genres and styles no mind. Musicians like Shabaka Hutchings (Music Meeting 2017) and Nubya Garcia mix jazz, hip hop, and afrobeat, and their typical ‘London sound’ speaks to a new audience. They’re touring across the world now, but in London things have kept developing swiftly, from Wara’s explosive latin jazz, to Rum Buffalo’s raw, vaudeville swing blues. On June 8, 9, and 10, Music Meeting is offering music lovers an opportunity to discover a new selection of London artists you’ll be hearing more of in the coming years.

“London will listen”: interviews with London artists
Music Meeting programmer Kay Krijnen visited a couple of artists to find out what the city has to offer young talent. Watch the interviews with Eliane Correa, Bex Burch, Liran Donin, and Rum Buffalo at or on YouTube:

Discover the London scene at Music Meeting:

Wara: Explosive latin with raw rhymes from London and Havana

Eliane Correa: Pianist and bandleader with Wara + artist in focus at Music Meeting

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats: Energetic mix of free jazz and traditional folk music

Vula Viel: Unique post punk with a Ghanaian xylophone

Bex Burch: Percussionist en bandleader with Vula Viel + artist in focus at Music Meeting

Ill Considered: Exciting combination of free jazz, afrobeat, grime, and dubstep

Rum Buffalo: Raw swing blues, vintage vaudeville style

Nubiyan Twist: Energetic collective that surprises with jazz, dub, afrobeat, soul, and dance

Check out the performance dates at program