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Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards 2019 at KOKO

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Time 20:00
Date 19/01/19
Price £35
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It's back. It's Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards and it's gonna be an all-night long extravaganza and a celebration of the boldest, brightest, most brazen talents.

Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards kicked off with the simple aim of shining a light on some of the best music on the planet right now, providing a safe haven for the kind of outsider geniuses who so often get shunted to the sidelines.

Once a year the Worldwide Awards take control of Camden’s historic KOKO venue for an all-night long extravaganza, a party atmosphere that revels in bending, breaking, and sometimes shattering the rules, all in the name of musical inspiration. As Gilles puts it; “They were set up to celebrate a side of the music scene that often gets ignored.”

With the most recent installment of the Worldwide Awards containing performances from Mercury award winner Sampha, Manchester rapper IAMDDB, Glasgow producer Auntie Flo, and stellar saxophonist Nubya Garcia – amongst many others – this is simply one of the broadest bills on the calendar.

Fusing different disciplines, styles, and genres, the Worldwide Awards continually supports music at its grassroots, hosting sparkling early performances from Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal, Yazmin Lacey, and so many more.